Indonesia is the home of the largest single Muslim community of the world. Its Christian community, about 10% of the population, has until now received no overall description in English. Through cooperation of 26 Indonesian and European scholars, Protestants and Catholics, a broad and balanced picture is given of its 24 million Christians. This book sketches the growth of Christianity during the Portuguese period (1511-1605), it presents a fair account of developments under the Dutch colonial administration (1605-1942) and is more elaborate for the period of the Indonesian Republic (since 1945). It emphasizes the regional differences in this huge country, because most Christians live outside the main island of Java. Muslim-Christian relations, as well as the tensions between foreign missionaries and local theology, receive special attention.
A History of Christianity in Indonesia
This book introduces, from an anthropological standpoint, French Catholic missionary colonial ethnographic writing from the highlands of north Vietnam and Yunnan at the turn of the 20th century, and searches for the genealogies of the intellectual influences at play.
Edited by Heleen Murre-van den Berg
This volume presents a range of up-to-date studies on nineteenth-century Christian missions in the Middle East. Important themes are the history of Christian geopiety and the tensions between nationalist and internationalist interests, rival missionary organisations and conversionalist and ...
Edited by Peggy Brock
Ten historians and anthropologists analyse religious change as it was experienced by Indigenous Peoples in and around the Pacific and southern Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
This study gives a detailed analysis of the theology of religions of Raimon Panikkar (b. 1918), a Catalan-born Hindu-Christian. His radical pluralism is found to be based on his idiosyncratic “cosmotheandrism”, and even to show signs of inclusivism.
This work explores the problems of the Christian-Chinese encounter from a non-Confucian perspective, exemplified by the comparison between Jesus of Nazareth and the non-orthodox philosopher Mozi (ca. 479–381 B.C.). The investigation is based on the work Mozi yu Yesu by the Hanlin scholar and ...
David Cheung (Chen Yiqiang)
Using mainly hitherto unstudied primary sources, this analytical-critical study presents an in-depth investigation into the origins and earliest history of South Fujian Protestantism as well as the first successful experiment in indigenisation and ecclesiastical union in China.
Inger Marie Okkenhaug
This study which focuses on Anglican mission and women's education in Palestine from 1888 till 1948, gives new insight to the history of women, education and inter-communal relations in Palestine. It also contributs to a more nuanced understanding of Western women's roles within the imperial ...
As "Assyrians" members of this religio-linguistic minority have either been romanticized for gallantry and integrity, or have been portrayed as rebellious and mischievous. This study covers - as summed up by its subtitle - some of the unexplored aspects of this history.
These miscellaneous writings are the result of a lifelong search for undiscovered sources of Asian Mission History. They cover five centuries and nine countries. New information on various contributions by Catholic missionaries to the development of Asian Churches, to Islamology, Sanskrit ...
Nicholas M. Railton
This study highlights the contributions made by a host of European evangelicals to the creation of an international and inter-denominational network which became institutionalised in 1846 when the Evangelical Alliance was established.
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