1st Edition

Global Protestant Missions
Politics, Reform, and Communication, 1730s-1930s

Edited By

Jenna M. Gibbs





ISBN 9780367785765
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
274 Pages

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Book Description

The book investigates facets of global Protestantism through Anglican, Quaker, Episcopalian, Moravian, Lutheran Pietist, and Pentecostal missions to enslaved and indigenous peoples and political reform endeavours in a global purview that spans the 1730s to the 1930s. The book uses key examples to trace both the local and the global impacts of this multi-denominational Christian movement.





The essays in this volume explore three of the critical ways in which Protestant communities were established and became part of a worldwide network: the founding of far-flung missions in which Western missionaries worked alongside enslaved and indigenous converts; the interface between Protestant outreach and political reform endeavours such as abolitionism; and the establishment of a global epistolary through print communication networks.





Demonstrating how Protestantism came to be both global and ecumenical, this book will be a key resource for scholars of religious history, religion and politics, and missiology as well as those interested in issues of postcolonialism and imperialism.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part I: Atlantic Missions to Enslaved and Indigenous Peoples  1 "A Christian Splendour from an Ethnick Sky": The Church of England and the Mohawks in the Eighteenth Century 2 Missions, Slavery, and the Quaker Culture of Activism  3 Christian Latrobe, "Liberty of Conscience," and Slavery in the West Indies and the Western Cape, 1780s-1830s  4 "A Bulwark of Slavery?": The Moravian Mission and the Abolition of Slavery in their Mission to the Danish West Indies  Part II: Nationalist, Imperialist, and Reform Politics  5 Double Consciousness and Missionary Work: James Theodore Holly and the Establishment of the Episcopalian Church of Haiti  6 The Forgotten Apostle: Edward Kenney, Cuban Nationalism, and the Episcopalian Church in Nineteenth-century Cuba  7 Commerce, Christianity, and Colonial Philanthropy: George Thompson and the Global Networks of the British India Society, 1838-1843  Part III: Global Communications, Print, and Modernity  8 Organizing Global Communication among Moravians during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries  9 Entangled Mission: Bruno Gutmann, Chagga Rituals, and Christianity, 1890-1930  10 The Pneuma News: Transcontinental Press Networks and the Construction of Modern Pentecostal Identity in the Twentieth Century



 

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Biography

Jenna M. Gibbs is Associate Professor of History at Florida International University, USA. She is the author of Performing the Temple of Liberty: Slavery, Theater, and Popular Culture in London and Philadelphia (2014) and The Global Latrobe Family: Evangelicalism, Slavery, and Empire, 1750s-1850s (forthcoming). During the academic year of 2018-2019 she will be a fellow-in-residence at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C.