Christian Missions and the Enlightenment  -     By: Brian Stanley
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Christian Missions and the Enlightenment

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2001 / Hardcover

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Increasingly scholars are exploring the influence of the European Enlightenment on the beliefs and practices of Protestant missionaries who went to Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. This volume, however, is the first to subject this relationship to detailed historical examination. The book concentrates on British Protestant missions and the formative role of the Scottish Enlightment on such topics as education and the relationship between "conversion" and "civilization." After discussing the problematic nature of all attempts to define the Enlightenment, the contributors break new ground by setting the British missionary awakening in the context of its continental European predecessor. Individual regional studies on India, the Cape Colony, and the South Pacific help clarify the role of the Western missionary enterprise since the mid-eighteenth century.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 264
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0802839029
ISBN-13: 9780802839022
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Series: Studies in the History of Christian Missions

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This volume offers a detailed historical examination of the influence of the European Enlightenment on the beliefs and practices of Protestant missionaries who went to Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. Discussing such topics as education, the relationship between "conversion" and "civilization, " and the problem of defining the Enlightenment, the contributors break new ground by setting the British missionary awakening in the context of its continental European predecessor. Individual regional studies on India, the Cape Colony, and the South Pacific help clarify the role of the Western missionary enterprise since the mid-eighteenth century.

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