The World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910 / Brian Stanley.
By: Stanley, Brian.Material type: BookSeries: Studies in the history of Christian missions: Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2009Description: xxii, 352 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780802863607 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0802863604 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): World Missionary Conference, (1910 : Edinburgh, Scotland) | Missions -- Congresses
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-341) and index.
Visions of the kingdom : Edinburgh 1910 and the history of Christianity. Expectations of a new age ; An evangelical crusade founded on 'the science of missions' ; Edinburgh 1910 in retrospect ; Edinburgh 1910 and the history of ecumenism ; A representative conference? ; Christianity on the cusp of transfiguration -- Origins and preparations. The 'Third Ecumenical Missionary Conference' ; J.H. Oldham and George Robson make their presence felt ; Deciding on the model for Edinburgh 1910 ; Broadening the base of planning ; Shaping the eight commissions ; The central advisory committee and its secretary ; Changing the title of the conference ; The inclusion of national Christians and the exclusion of faith and order ; Oldham gets to work ; The financing of the conference -- Carrying the Gospel to all the world? : defining the limits of Christendom. A mission to all humanity? ; Commission I and the problem of statistics ; The conference hangs in the balance ; Oldham in New York ; Resolving the hard cases ; The Anglican position clarified ; Evangelical reactions ; Negotiations with the Archbishop of Canterbury ; The unity of Christendom preserved, but at what price? -- The conference in session. Conference logistics ; The opening of the conference ; The assembly hall of the United Free Church of Scotland ; The conference programme ; The conduct of debate ; The spirituality of the conference -- 'Give us friends!' : the voice of the 'younger' churches. The non-Western presence at Edinburgh ; The virtual absence of Africa ; The missionary societies and indigenous representation at Edinburgh ; Cheng Jingyi and the call for a united church in China ; Christianity and the national spirit : four voices from Japan--Harada Tasuku, Honda Yoitsu, Ibuka Kajinosuke, and Chiba Yugoro ; Yun Ch'iho and Christian nationalism in Korea ; V.S. Azariah and the challenge of inter-cultural friendship ; Pleas for an Asian theology -- The church of the three selves. A church-centric conference ; The three-self principle : rhetoric and reality ; Church organization and the 'native mind' ; The remuneration of national workers ; Failures in self-support ; Issues of Christian nurture and discipleship ; Theology and spiritual life -- The aims of mission education : cultural 'accommodation' and the Catholicity of Christianity. The brief composition and mode of operation of Commission III ; The American reception of the British drafts of the Commission III Report ; An Anglophone perspective ; Defining the purposes of mission education ; Education as a form of evangelism ; Education as a strategy for a three-self church ; Education as the diffusion of Christian influence ; Education as the key to Catholicity ; The legacy of the Commission III Report ; Appendix : Commission III questionnaire -- Fulfilment and challenge : Christianity and the world faiths. Previous scholarship on Commission IV ; The membership of Commission IV ; The theology and religious perspective of Commission IV ; The relation of Hinduism to Christianity ; T.E. Slater and the case for concentration on 'higher Hinduism' ; The influence of Alfred George Hogg ; The relation of Islam to Christianity ; The religions of Japan and China ; 'Animistic' religions and the neglect of Africa ; Assessing Edinburgh's theology of fulfilment -- Missions, empire, and the hierarchy of civilization. Missions and governments : the membership of Commission VII ; A hierarchy of civilization ; Missionaries and politics ; The colonial view of missions ; The impact of the Commission VII Report ; Appendix A : British questionnaire ; Appendix B : American questionnaire -- Missionary co-operation : its limits and implications. The dilemma of Edinburgh : missionary co-operation or the promotion of Christian unity? ; Existing instruments of missionary co-operation ; The German proposal for an International Missionary Commission ; The Commission VIII meeting of 21-23 December 1909 ; The American circular letter ; British hesitations overcome : Walter H. Frere, John H. Ritson, and the birth of the idea of the continuation committee ; The Commission VIII debate and the creation of the continuation committee -- The legacy of Edinburgh 1910. Missionary perceptions of east, west, and south ; Race and culture ; The pursuit of church union in Asia ; The role of women in mission ; New patterns of missionary study and training ; Co-operation in mission : new initiatives in Britain ; Western ecclesiastical divisions and the changing contours of world Christianity.
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