Christian Missionizing and Social Transformation

A History of Conflict and Change in Eastern Zaire

Author: Jack E. Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275942465

Category: History

Page: 209

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This volume represents a case study of African responses to American missionary efforts in colonial and post-colonial Zaire. Jack Nelson describes how conflict emerged when missionary attempts to control the rate and nature of change and to protect the church community from corrupting Western influences confronted African aspirations to overcome foreign domination through education and economic means. Nelson relates an account of social forces transforming the missionaries' designs in the midst of colonial efforts, the encroachment of a cash economy, the rise of nationalism and political struggles, and the formation of social classes. As a sociology of religion study, Christian Missionizing and Social Transformation analyzes both the changing social context in which a very prominent church community in Zaire was founded and developed and how the dynamics of change influenced African responses to missionary educational and evangelizing efforts. As a historical study, it documents one of the most severe struggles between a church community and a mission organization that occurred in the wake of Zairian independence. As a critique of American missionary practices, the study probes the ideals of a popular philosophy of mission and the reality of the implementation of that philosophy. As a study of the nature of the difficulties and conflicts within an African church, it offers considerable insight into the manner in which Africans are coping with the missionary legacy, the professionalizing of African clergy, the church as a development organization, and the ongoing efforts on the part of African theological students to produce an indigenous theology.

Missionary Conquest

The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide

Author: George E. Tinker

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451408409

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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This fascinating probe into U.S. mission history spotlights four cases: Junipero Serra, the Franciscan whose mission to California natives has made him a candidate for sainthood; John Eliot, the renowned Puritan missionary to Massachusetts Indians; Pierre-Jean De Smet, the Jesuit missioner to the Indians of the Midwest; and Henry Benjamin Whipple, who engineered the U.S. government's theft of the Black Hills from the Sioux.

Outside In

The Transnational Circuitry of US History

Author: Andrew Preston,Doug Rossinow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190459875

Category: History

Page: 336

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Outside In presents the newest scholarship that narrates and explains the history of the United States as part of a networked transnational past. This work tells the stories of Americans who inhabited the border-crossing circuitry of people, ideas, and institutions that have made the modern world a worldly place. Forsaking manifestos of transnational history and surveys of existing scholarship for fresh research, careful attention to concrete situations and transactions, and original interpretation, the vigorous, accomplished historians whose work is collected here show how the transnational history of the United States is actually being written. Ranging from high statecraft to political ferment from below, from the history of religion to the discourse of women's rights, from the political left to the political right, from conservative businessmen to African diaspora radicals, this set of original essays narrates U.S. history in new ways, emphasizing the period from 1870 to the present. The essays in Outside In demonstrate the inadequacy of any unidirectional concept of "the U.S. and the world," although they stress the worldly forces that have shaped Americans. At the same time, these essays disrupt and complicate the very idea of simple inward and outward flows of influence, showing how Americans lived within transnational circuits featuring impacts and influences running in multiple directions. Outside In also transcends the divide between work focusing on the international system of nation-states and transnational history that treats non-state actors exclusively. The essays assembled here show how to write transnational history that takes the nation-state seriously, explaining that governments and non-state actors were never sealed off from one another in the modern world. These essays point the way toward a more concrete and fully internationalized vision of modern American history.

Africa

Author: Andrea Kovacs Henderson,Lawrence W. Baker,Gale Research Inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787600761

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

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Ethnic Forum

Bulletin of Ethnic Studies and Ethnic Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnicity

Page: N.A

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Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787605131

Category: Geography

Page: 6

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Titles of volumes are: V.1 - United Nations; V.2 - Africa; V.3 - Americas, V.4 - Asia & Oceania; V.5 - Europe; V.6 - World Leaders.