Jenna M. Gibbs
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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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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Part I: Atlantic Missions to Enslaved and Indigenous Peoples
1 "A Christian Splendour from an Ethnick Sky": The Church of England and the Mohawks in the Eighteenth Century
2 Missions, Slavery, and the Quaker Culture of Activism
3 Christian Latrobe, "Liberty of Conscience," and Slavery in the West Indies and the Western Cape, 1780s-1830s
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4 "A Bulwark of Slavery?": The Moravian Mission and the Abolition of Slavery in their Mission to the Danish West Indies
Part II: Nationalist, Imperialist, and Reform Politics.
5 Double Consciousness and Missionary Work: James Theodore Holly and the Establishment of the Episcopalian Church of Haiti
6 The Forgotten Apostle: Edward Kenney, Cuban Nationalism, and the Episcopalian Church in Nineteenth-century Cuba
7 Commerce, Christianity, and Colonial Philanthropy: George Thompson and the Global Networks of the British India Society, 1838-1843
Part III: Global Communications, Print, and Modernity.
8 Organizing Global Communication among Moravians during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
9 Entangled Mission: Bruno Gutmann, Chagga Rituals, and Christianity, 1890-1930
10 The Pneuma News: Transcontinental Press Networks and the Construction of Modern Pentecostal Identity in the Twentieth Century
‘This book’s unique approach and breadth of scholarship will make it a major contribution to our understandings of international, global, and chronological perspectives involving Protestant missions, concepts of race, and modernity.’ – Aaron Fogleman, Presidential Research Professor, Northern Illinois University, USA