Global Protestant Missions: Politics, Reform, and Communication, 1730s-1930s

1st Edition

Jenna M. Gibbs

Routledge
July 17, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 260 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367139032 - CAT# K410090
Series: Studies in World Christianity and Interreligious Relations

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Summary

The book investigates facets of global Protestantism through Anglican, Quaker, Episcopalian, Moravian, Lutheran Pietist, and Pentecostal missions to enslaved and indigenous peoples and political reform endeavours in a global purview that spans the 1730s to the 1930s. The book uses key examples to trace both the local and the global impacts of this multi-denominational Christian movement.

The essays in this volume explore three of the critical ways in which Protestant communities were established and became part of a worldwide network: the founding of far-flung missions in which Western missionaries worked alongside enslaved and indigenous converts; the interface between Protestant outreach and political reform endeavours such as abolitionism; and the establishment of a global epistolary through print communication networks.

Demonstrating how Protestantism came to be both global and ecumenical, this book will be a key resource for scholars of religious history, religion and politics, and missiology as well as those interested in issues of postcolonialism and imperialism.

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