A history of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990 : a documentary sourcebook / edited by Klaus Koschorke, Frieder Ludwig & Mariano Delgado ; in cooperation with Roland Spliesgart

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Subjects: Asia--Church history
Africa--Church history
Latin America--Church history
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, c2007
LC Classification: B, BR
Physical Description: xxxiii, 426 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Authors: Koschorke, Klaus
Ludwig, Frieder, 1961-
Delgado, Mariano, 1955-
Spliesgart, Roland
Notes: LCCN: 2007021105
ISBN: 0802828892 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780802828897 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: ASIA. Asia 1450-1600. Christians in Asia before the arrival of the Portuguese -- Early Portuguese contacts -- The organization of colonial churches -- Francis Xavier in Asia (1542-1552) -- Intercultural contacts -- Forms of local Christianity -- St. Thomas Christians and the Portuguese before 1599 -- Asia 1600-1800. Forms of Catholic presence -- Accommodation strategies and the rites controversy -- Colonial forms of Protestantism -- Indigenous forms of Christianity -- Tranquebar 1706 and its consequences -- Asia 1800-1890. The general situation in the early nineteenth century -- Southern Asia: a new beginning in Serampore (1800) -- Mission as a means of modernization -- Public response, non-Christian voices -- Northeast Asia: a forced opening -- Indigenous versions of Christianity -- Asia 1890-1945. Religious revival and political nationalism -- Attempts at indigenization in the Protestant churches -- Local ecumenical initiatives and Edinburgh 1910 -- Developments in Catholic Asia -- Independent church movements -- Developments in the 1920s and 1930s -- The Asian churches during World War II -- Asia 1945-1990. The churches and nation building in the 1950s -- Under communist rule -- Development in the 1960s -- Trends at the end of the 1980s
Contents: AFRICA. Africa 1450-1600. Ancient African Christianity -- European expansion and new discoveries -- Encounters -- African Catholicism in the Congo -- Ethiopia and Portugal -- Africa 1600-1800. Slave trade -- Catholic rulers -- Catholic experiments and failures -- Protests against the slave trade -- Africa 1800-1890. Abolition of the slave trade and mission -- New missionary societies -- Livingstone and other "explorers" -- Missions initiatives and African rulers -- African Christian elite -- Africa 1890-1945. "Scramble for Africa -- Concepts of ecclesiastical independence -- Developments within the Roman Catholic Church -- Themes of the 1920s and 1930s -- National movements and Christianity -- Africa 1945-1990. "Wind of change" -- African churches and nation building -- African theology -- Church and apartheid in SOuth Africa -- Conflicts and new beginnings
Contents: LATIN AMERICA. Latin America 1450-1600. The first encounters and the perspectives of victor and victim -- Legitimation and criticism of the conquest -- Establishment of colonial church structures -- Mission and missionaries -- Religious dialogue and ethnographic works -- Failed approaches to Indian Christianity -- Latin America 1600-1800. Church and mission in colonial society -- Indian and mestizo voices -- The reductions (settlements) of the Jesuits and their purpose -- Slavery -- Colonial Protestantism -- Heralds of independence -- Latin America 1800-1890. On the path of independence -- Rome and the new countries -- Popular religion and the state of the church and the missions -- Protestantism -- Latin America 1890-1945. Catholicism becomes more Roman and European -- Confessional pluralization -- Faces of Latin American Catholicism -- The encounters of the social question -- Latin America 1945-1990. The path to a new Latin American Christianity -- The Second Vatican Council and its reception -- The conflict of the theology of liberation -- Developments of Protestantism -- Awakening and multiplicity
OCLC Number: 137305732
ISBN/ISSN: 0802828892