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 study analyzes the interaction between neo-Thomism and African thinking in Nyamiti's theological methodology. It is a case-study on the position of Western philosophical-theological systems in a non-Western context.
Provides new and fascinating information about a major 19th century Bible translator, S.I.J. Schereschewsky, the early years of the Episcopal mission in China, his translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into northern vernacular Chinese and its Chinese reception.
The purpose of this book is to gather in a single narrative the rather disparate stories of Dominican friars in Southern Africa over the past four centuries. It is a social history of the Dominicans in Southern Africa, that is, a history that deals specifically with the social and cultural ...
This book studies the writings of the seventeenth century Chinese Christian apologist, Xu Guangqi, comparing them with those of early Latin Christian apologists in Europe to explore problems within the historical inculturation of Christianity in China.
Terrence L. Craig
The Missionary Lives is the first comprehensive literary examination of the biographies and autobiographies of Canadian missionaries at home and abroad.
Edited by Guillermo Cook
"Much have been said about the Mayas, but they have not been allowed to speak for themselves". This collection of original articles by indigenous Mesoamericans - in counterpoint with the insights of social scientists - makes a significant contribution to intercultural and religious dialogue.
This honest account of the early years of the Anglican Church in Kenya and of the interaction of missionaries and Africans provides a corrective to European-centred history by its account of the contribution of African Church workers.
Edited with Introduction and Notes by Robert Benedetto. Translations by Winifred K. Vass
This volume contains 123 documents which illustrate the early history of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission and its struggle for human rights in the Congo from 1890-1918. The documents, many of which have never been published, are crucial to a full understanding of both the work of the ...
T. Jack Thompson
The first book-length study in sixty years of the missionary methods of Donald Fraser, this book also examines how the Ngoni of northern Malawi adapted Christianity to their own world-view, and how Fraser's empathy for African culture facilitated this process.
Nancy Johnson Black
This publication on missionization activities in colonial Honduras provides new insights into indigenous social and physical conditions of the region, the role of the Mercedarian Order in the Audiencia of Guatemala, and interaction between these two groups in a frontier setting.
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