History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990 A Documentary Sourcebook

ISBN-10: 0802828892

ISBN-13: 9780802828897

Edition: 2007

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Description: in cooperation with Roland Spliesgart The map of world Christianity has changed dramatically in just the last century. Today the majority of Christians live in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, making Christianity a world religion as never before in history. Given that global reality, Klaus Koschorke, Frieder Ludwig, and Mariano Delgado have created the first comparative documentary history of Christianity for these regions covering the period 1450?1990. Taking the changing ecumenical conditions into account, this volume enlarges the horizon of classical church historiography. In contrast to the prevailing Western perspectives on the history of Christianity in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, voice is given here to the multitude of local initiatives, specific experiences, and varieties of Christianity in very diverse cultural contexts ? addressing such questions as the colonial conquest, slavery, and the demand for ecclesiastical independence.

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List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Asia 1450-1600
Christians in Asia before the Arrival of the Portuguese
Early Portuguese Contacts
The Organization of Colonial Churches
Francis Xavier in Asia (1542-1552)
Intercultural Contacts
Forms of Local Christianity
St. Thomas Christians and the Portuguese before 1599
Asia 1600-1800
Forms of Catholic Presence
Accommodation Strategies and the Rites Controversy
Colonial Forms of Protestantism
Indigenous Forms of Christianity
Tranquebar 1706 and Its Consequences
Asia 1800-1890
The General Situation in the Early Nineteenth Century
Southern Asia: A New Beginning in Serampore (1800)
Mission as a Means of Modernization
Public Response, Non-Christian Voices
Northeast Asia: A Forced Opening
Indigenous Versions of Christianity
Asia 1890-1945
Religious Revival and Political Nationalism
Attempts at Indigenization in the Protestant Churches
Local Ecumenical Initiatives and Edinburgh 1910
Developments in Catholic Asia
Independent Church Movements
Developments in the 1920s and 1930s
The Asian Churches during World War II
Asia 1945-1990
The Churches and Nation Building in the 1950s
Under Communist Rule
Developments in the 1960s
Trends at the End of the 1980s
Africa 1450-1600
Ancient African Christianity
European Expansion and New Discoveries
Encounters
African Catholicism in the Congo
Ethiopia and Portugal
Africa 1600-1800
Slave Trade
Catholic Rulers
Catholic Experiments and Failures
Protests against the Slave Trade
Africa 1800-1890
Abolition of the Slave Trade and Mission
New Missionary Societies
Livingstone and Other "Explorers"
Mission Initiatives and African Rulers
African Christian Elite
Africa 1890-1945
"Scramble for Africa"
Concepts of Ecclesiastical Independence
Developments within the Roman Catholic Church
Themes of the 1920s and 1930s
National Movements and Christianity
Africa 1945-1990
"Wind of Change"
African Churches and Nation Building
African Theology
Church and Apartheid in South Africa
Conflicts and New Beginnings
Latin America 1450-1600
The First Encounters and the Perspectives of Victor and Victim
Legitimation and Criticism of the Conquest
Establishment of Colonial Church Structures
Mission and Missionaries
Religious Dialogue and Ethnographic Works
Failed Approaches to Indian Christianity
Latin America 1600-1800
Church and Mission in Colonial Society
Indian and Mestizo Voices
The Reductions (Settlements) of the Jesuits and Their Purpose
Slavery
Colonial Protestantism
Heralds of Independence
Latin America 1800-1890
On the Path to Independence
Rome and the New Countries
Popular Religion and the State of the Church and the Missions
Protestantism
Latin America 1890-1945
Catholicism Becomes More Roman and European
Confessional Pluralization
Faces of Latin American Catholicism
The Emergence of the Social Question
Latin America 1945-1990
The Path to a New Latin American Christianity
The Second Vatican Council and Its Reception
The Conflict on the Theology of Liberation
Developments of Protestantism
Awakening and Multiplicity
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