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The foreign missionary enterprise at home : explorations in North American cultural history / edited by Daniel H. Bays and Grant Wacker.

Bays, Daniel H. (Added Author). Wacker, Grant, 1945- (Added Author).
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Subject: Missions, American > History.
United States > Church history.
Missions, Canadian > History.
Canada > Church history.
Missions américaines > Histoire.
Missions canadiennes > Histoire.
États-Unis > Histoire religieuse.
Canada > Histoire religieuse.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780817385170
  • ISBN: 0817385177
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 332 pages).
  • Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, ©2003.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Missions in Liberia and race relations in the United States / John Saillant -- The serpentine trail : Haitian missions and the construction of African-American religious identity / Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp -- Revolution at home and abroad : radical implications of the Protestant call to missions / Mark Hanley -- From the native ministry to the talented tenth : the foreign missionary origins of white support for Black colleges / Jay Riley Case -- Organizing for missions : a Methodist case study / Russell E. Richey -- Mapping Presbyterian missionary identity in the church at home and abroad / Anne Blue Wills -- The scientific study of missions : textbooks of the central committee on the united study of foreign missions / Nancy A. Hardesty -- Open-winged piety : reflex influence and the woman's missionary society of the Methodist Church in Canada / Marilyn F. Whiteley -- Hotbed of missions : the China inland mission, Toronto Bible College, and the faith missions Bible school connection / Alvyn Austin -- From India's coral strand : Pandita Ramabai and U.S. support for foreign missions / Edith L. Blumhofer -- The general and the gringo / William L. Svelmoe -- The waning of the missionary impulse : the case of Pearl S. Buck / Grant Wacker -- To save "free Vietnam" and lose our souls : the missionary impulse, voluntary agencies, and Protestant dissent against the war / Scott Flipse -- In the modern world, but not of it : the "auca martyrs," evangelicalism, and postwar American culture / Kathryn Long -- Evangelists of destruction : missions to native Americans in recent film / Jay S.F. Blossom.
Summary: This collection of 15 essays provides a fully developed account of the domestic significance of foreign missions from the 19th century through the Vietnam War. U.S. and Canadian missions to China, South America, Africa, and the Middle East have, it shows, transformed the identity and purposes of their mother countries in important ways. Missions provided many Americans with their first significant exposure to non-Western cultures and religions. They helped to establish a variety of new academic disciplines in home universitieslinguistics, anthropology, and comparative religion among them. Mis.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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