By Richard Henry Stone, Betty Finklea Florey
Stone served in Africa along with his spouse and effectively discovered the Yoruba language. He was once an clever, self-reflective, and trustworthy observer, making his works very important resources of knowledge on Yoruba society sooner than the intervention of ecu colonialism. In Africa's wooded area and Jungle is a unprecedented account of West African tradition, made all of the extra whole through the extra magazine entries, letters, and images accrued during this edition.
By James R. Rohrer
The 1st book-length remedy of its subject, this learn is aimed toward abolishing the previous cliche that Congregationalism did not adapt to the democratizing tradition of the westward migration. Drawing on hundreds and hundreds of formerly unused letters, journals, and sermons, the writer argues that Congregational missionaries have been competitive evangelists who effectively adjusted to the egalitarian calls for of the early republican frontier. Keepers of the Covenant seriously examines some of the reasons for the decline of Congregationalism after the yank Revolution, and within the method, overturns generalizations that experience prevailed for years. the realization bargains a reinterpretation of Congregationalist decline that demanding situations a lot traditional knowledge approximately church development. it is going to curiosity not just church historians and scholars of early republican the US, but additionally sociologists and all these curious about the decline of the Protestant "mainline" this present day.
By William G T Shedd
By Mike Bickle, Brian Kim
In 7 Commitments for religious development Mike Bickle and Brian Kim current a compelling prophetic warning call to the physique of Christ during this iteration by way of outlining the necessity for the ministry of the forerunner. This prophetic name is sponsored up with functional knowledge on the right way to use those seven foundational commitments to reside in wholehearted abandonment to Jesus within the strength of the Holy Spirit. those useful steps were a key to the religious progress of believers in the course of the centuries and are important if you won't accept something below radical pursuit of God.
By John Piper
By Ines G. Zupanov
This quantity casts a clean look at Jesuit missions in pre-colonial south India. faced with "strange" social and cultural idioms, missionaries embarked upon a great undertaking of translation that was once eventually to form the language of the colonial ethnography and management.
By Victoria Armour-Hileman
Singing to the Dead remembers a Catholic lay missioner's paintings along the Mon Buddhist priests of Bangkok. For greater than years, Victoria Armour-Hileman used to be a go-between for the clergymen, interceding with the realm outdoors their temple partitions for every thing from a cornea transplant for a land mine sufferer to cash to shop for sneakers for barefoot orphans. while, Singing to the Dead info an relief people ongoing schooling: the best way to weave via an embassy forms, how you can stave off burnout, tips to pull cash out of skinny air on the 11th hour, whilst to belief and while to be careful, whilst to kowtow, while to pray.
As the centuries-old clash among Burma and its Mon humans worsens, police raids at the temple in Bangkok elevate. Refugees have by no means been secure, yet now even the priests' unofficial immunity turns out tenuous. while one of many clergymen is threatened with repatriation to Burma and attainable imprisonment and torture, Armour-Hileman starts off the determined race to safe a brand new domestic nation for him. She is aware that those ultimate efforts are as egocentric as they're humanitarian, for what sort of God, and how much universe, will she think in if she fails?
By R. Drew Smith
This quantity examines family among U.S. Protestants and Africa because the finish of colonial rule. It attracts awareness to transferring ecclesiastical and socio-political priorities, in particular the reduced momentum of social justice advocacy and the transforming into missionary effect of church buildings emphasizing non secular revival and private prosperity. The e-book presents a thought-provoking evaluate of U.S. Protestant involvements with Africa, and it proposes kinds of engagement that construct upon ecclesiastical dynamism inside American and African contexts.
By Jennifer Colgan
By P. Ranft
Given the importance of non secular path in smooth Christianity, strangely little realization has been given to the culture upon which brand new non secular course is outfitted. This e-book delinates the historical past of religious course for ladies and through girls in the greater context of the background of Christian spirituality and its figuring out of human perfectibility. via interpreting the ways that girls practiced religious path, this examine unearths the measure to which girls prompted society by utilizing an road of impression formerly neglected by way of students.