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ISBN-10: 0802839029

ISBN-13: 9780802839022

ISBN-10: 1138862630

ISBN-13: 9781138862630

Christian Missions and the Englightenment concentrates on British Protestant missions and the formative position of the Scottish Enlightenment on such issues as schooling and the connection among "conversion" and "civilization." After discussing the challenging nature of all makes an attempt to outline the Enlightenment, the e-book breaks new flooring by way of surroundings the British missionary awakening within the context of its continental ecu predecessor. It comprises nearby reviews of missions in India, the Cape Colony, and the South Pacific, in addition to analyses of debates in Scotland and England over even if missionaries may still first search to "civilize" or even if conversion to Christianity provided the one definite path to "civilization." the amount concludes with a theological standpoint on what it will probably suggest to uphold Christian orthodoxy in undertaking encounters in an age not bounded by way of the horizons of modernity.

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