New PDF release: An Unpredictable Gospel: American Evangelicals and World

By Jay Riley Case

ISBN-10: 0199772312

ISBN-13: 9780199772315

ISBN-10: 0199772320

ISBN-13: 9780199772322

The superb development of Christianity within the worldwide South over the process the 20 th century has sparked an both fast progress in reviews of ''World Christianity,'' that have dismantled the concept that Christianity is a Western faith. What, then, are we to make of the waves of Western missionaries who've, for hundreds of years, been evangelizing within the international South? have been they purely, as many have argued, brokers of imperialism out to impose Western values? In An Unpredictable Gospel, Jay Case examines the efforts of yankee evangelical missionaries in mild of this new scholarship. He argues that in the event that they have been brokers of imperialism, they have been negative ones. Western missionaries had a dark list of changing non-Westerners to Christianity. The ministries that have been such a lot profitable have been those who empowered the neighborhood inhabitants and tailored to neighborhood cultures. in reality, impression usually flowed the wrong way, with missionaries serving as conduits for ideas that formed American evangelicalism. Case lines those currents and sheds new mild at the courting among Western and non-Western Christianities.

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