Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion
September 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Part I: The Making of a World Religion: Christian Mission through the Ages:.
1. From Christ to Christendom.
From Jerusalem into “All the World”.
The Creation of Catholic Europe, 400–1400.
2. Vernaculars and Volunteers, 1450–.
Bible Translation and the Roots of Modern Missions.
The Revitalization of Catholic Missions.
The Beginnings of Protestant Missions.
Voluntarism and Mission.
Protestant Missionary Activities in the Nineteenth Century.
3. Global Networking for the Nations, 1910–.
The Growth of Global Networks.
Post-Colonial Rejection of Christian Mission.
Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans in Mission.
Part II: Themes in Mission History:.
4. The Politics of Missions: Empire, Human Rights, and Land.
Critiques of Missions.
Missionaries and Human Rights.
Missionaries and the Land.
Missions and Ecology.
5. Women in World Mission: Purity, Motherhood, and Women’s Well-Being.
Women as Missionaries.
Purity and Gender Neutrality.
The Mission of Motherhood.
Women’s Well-Being and Social Change.
6. Conversion and Christian Community: The Missionary from St. Patrick to Bernard Mizeki.
Who Was St. Patrick?.
Bernard Mizeki, “Apostle to the Shona”.
Missionaries and the Formation of Communal Christian Identities.
7. Postscript: Multicultural Missions in Global Context.