History of Global Christianity

Editor/Author Schjorring, Jens Holger, Hjelm, Norman A. and Ward, Kevin
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 978-90-04-30307-2
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Image Count: 21
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: Dec 2020
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Going above and beyond the subject of church history, History of Global Christianity deals with the cultural role of Christianity in its widest sense: from the many interactions of Christianity within society, politics, economics, philosophy and the arts, to the myriad of ventures that form civilizations, nations, and communities.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction: European and Global Christianity in the Early Modern Period, ca. 1500–ca. 1800
  • Part I: European and Global Christianity, ca. 1500–ca. 1800
  • Chapter 1: Catholicism in Spain, Portugal, and their Empires
  • Christianity in the New World and Beyond
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • 18th-Century Developments in the Spanish and Portuguese Area
  • Concluding Considerations and Bibliography, Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2: The Russian Church, 1448–1701
  • Introduction, Chapter 2
  • The Emergence of the Moscow Autocephaly
  • Church and State in Moscow after 1448
  • Diversity and Heresies
  • The Dispute for Direction between “Possessors” and “Non-Possessors”
  • The Time of Ivan IV (1530–1584)
  • Poland-Lithuania: Confrontation with the West I
  • Moscow and the Smuta: Confrontation with the West II
  • Reforms I, Kiev
  • Reforms II, Moscow
  • Church and Culture on the Eve of Peter the Great
  • Bibliography, Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3: Christians under Ottoman Rule, 1453–1800
  • Introduction, Chapter 3
  • Christians in the Empire
  • The Emergence of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
  • The Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Response
  • The Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople
  • Aleppo, the Epicenter of the Uniate Movement
  • Copts and Maronites
  • Secular Politics and National Awakenings
  • Muslim-Christian Relations in the Ottoman Empire
  • Bibliography, Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4: Christianity in Africa, 1500–1800
  • Overview, Chapter 4
  • Coptic Christianity
  • A Note on Christianity in Nubia
  • Ethiopian Christianity
  • Portuguese Catholic Missionary Work in Africa
  • The Christian Kingdom of Kongo
  • The Portuguese in East Africa
  • The Slave Trade and the Influx of North European Protestant Powers in Africa
  • The Dutch in South Africa
  • The Moravian Mission
  • Conclusion and Bibliography, Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5: Latin-European Christianity in the 16th Century
  • Preliminary Considerations
  • Latin-European Christianity around 1500
  • The Reformation in the Empire (Up to 1530)
  • European Reformation Processes
  • Counter-Reformation and Catholic Reform
  • Anabaptists, Spiritualists, and Minority Protestant Groups
  • Decisions in the Empire
  • Structures of Latin-European Christianity in the Confessional Age
  • Bibliography, Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6: Christianity in Asia, ca. 1500–1789
  • Introduction, Chapter 6
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • The Philippines
  • Japan
  • The Malay World
  • Vietnam
  • Siam (Thailand, since 1945)
  • China
  • Korea
  • Bibliography, Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7: Christianity in Europe: The 17th Century
  • Europe – Empire – War
  • Confession – Government – Society
  • Religious Movements
  • Cultures – Practices – Attitudes
  • Bibliography, Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8: Famine, Epidemics, War: The Triple Challenge of Central European Christianity, 1570–1720
  • Introduction, Chapter 8
  • The ‘Little Ice Age’ as Paradigm Shift and Its Religious Consequences
  • Literature of Consolation and Edification
  • From Fear to Hope in Eternal Life
  • From Adversity to Repression
  • The Search for the Fundamentals of the Divine Order of the World
  • Religious Transformations as a Consequence of the Crises of the 17th Century
  • Bibliography, Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9: Christian Churches and Communities in North America to 1800
  • Introduction, Chapter 9
  • Early Spanish Colonies and Missions in North America
  • The Beginnings of British North America
  • New France and New Netherland
  • The Expansion and Transformation of British North America to 1700
  • The French and Spanish Colonies in the Eighteenth Century
  • The Struggle for Dominance in North America
  • The Changing Religious Landscape of British North America in the 18th Century
  • The American Enlightenment
  • The Protestant Awakening
  • African American and Native Christianities
  • Religion and the American Revolution
  • Bibliography, Chapter 9
  • Chapter 10: Christianity in 18th Century Europe
  • Introduction, Chapter 10
  • Church and State
  • Pietism in Germany
  • Radical Spiritual Communities
  • The Bicentenary of the Reformation in 1717: an International Festival
  • Christianity between Theology and Philosophy
  • Württemberg Pietism, Swedenborg
  • The Enlightenment
  • Church, State and Society
  • Germany: New Approaches to Religion
  • Critical Biblical Research
  • Nature, Culture, and Art
  • Scandinavia
  • Internal Affairs: the Emperor Versus the Roman Pontiff
  • Philosophies as Bridges over Troubled Waters: Lessing, Herder, and Kant
  • The French Revolution
  • 16th to 18th Century: A Summary
  • Bibliography, Chapter 10
  • Summary and Outlook, Part I
  • Part II: History of Christianity in the 19th century
  • Foreword to Part II
  • List of Contributors to Part II
  • Introduction to Part II
  • Chapter 11: Revolutions and the Church: The New Era of Modernity
  • Introduction, Chapter 11
  • A New Era?
  • Revolution and War
  • Conservative Triumph
  • 1848
  • The Dawn of Democracy
  • Europe in a Globalising World
  • Conclusion and Bibliography, Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12: Roman Catholicism in the 19th Century
  • Dechristianization and Violence: the French Revolution as a Founding Event in the History of European Christianity
  • Types of Conflict: Europe's Catholicisms and the Modern Period from the Early 19th Century
  • Ultramontanism and Infallibility: the First Vatican Council
  • Culture Struggle and the Crisis of Modernism: European Catholicism after the First Vatican Council
  • Bibliography, Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13: The Protestant Missionary Movement in the 19th Century
  • The Origins of Protestant Concern for Mission
  • The Recruitment and Training of Missionaries
  • The Mission Station: Family, Gender, Women, Children
  • The Missionary Task: Bible Translation and Cultural Encounter
  • Protestant Christian Education
  • Euthanasia of the Mission
  • Missions and Colonialism
  • The Edinburgh Missionary Conference of 1910
  • Bibliography, Chapter 13
  • Chapter 14: Christianity in Russia, 1700-1917
  • Contours of Russia from the Early 18th to the Early 20th Centuries
  • Reforms of Peter the Great
  • The Church Reform of Peter the Great
  • The Synodal System in Practice in the 18th and 19th Centuries
  • “Foreign Faiths”: Non-Conforming Christian Denominations
  • Orthodox Missions
  • Christian Spirituality and Thought in the Synodal Period
  • The Orthodox Church in the Early 20th Century – until 1917
  • Bibliography, Chapter 14
  • Chapter 15: Christianity in 19th Century North America
  • Introduction, Chapter 15
  • Religious Freedom in the United States and Canada
  • Pluralism and Tolerance
  • Christian Nations
  • Bibliography, Chapter 15
  • Chapter 16: Latin America and the Caribbean in the 19th Century
  • The Long Century
  • The French Revolution
  • The Enlightenment and Church Life
  • Church Life on the Eve of Emancipation
  • Church and Emancipation
  • The Independence of Brazil
  • Patronage and Liberalism
  • Education and Training
  • The Crisis of Christianitas in Latin America
  • Rome and Latin American Catholicism
  • Bibliography, Chapter 16
  • Chapter 17: Christianity in 19th Century Africa
  • Overview, Chapter 17
  • New Developments in Mission
  • Anti-Slavery in West Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • Eastern and Central Africa
  • The Ancient Churches of Africa
  • The Scramble for Africa and Missionary Collusion
  • African Responses to Colonialism
  • African Spiritual Renewal
  • Conclusion, Chapter 17
  • Bibliography, Chapter 17
  • Chapter 18: Christianity in the Middle East, 1799-1917
  • A Preliminary Remark on the Term “Middle East”
  • Churches under Ottoman Rule
  • Protestant Missions and the Emergence of Protestant Churches
  • The Reaction of the Churches in the Middle East to Protestant Missions and the Formation of Protestant Churches
  • The Transformation of the Christian Community in the 19th Century Middle East
  • The Consequences of Empire
  • Bibliography, Chapter 18
  • Chapter 19: Asia in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
  • Christian Asia Around 1800
  • South Asia (Focusing on India): Mission as a Factor of Modernization
  • Northeast Asia (China, Japan, Korea): The Opium Trade and the Smuggling of Bibles
  • Thailand, Indochina, Indonesia, Philippines: A Plurality of Colonial and Extracolonial Contexts
  • Indigenous Versions of Christianity
  • Transregional Developments and Challenges since 1890: Colonialism, Nationalism, Revival of the Continent's Traditional Religions, the Beginnings of the Indigenization Movement in Christian Asia
  • National Church Initiatives, the Early Asian Ecumenical Movement, and Networking among the Indigenous Christian Elites Around the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh in 1910
  • Bibliography, Chapter 19
  • Chapter 20: Christianity in the Context of Other World Religions
  • Interreligious Relations in the 19th Century: Approaches and Concepts in Research
  • Interreligious Contacts and Dynamics: A Brief Overview
  • Case Studies
  • Bibliography, Chapter 20
  • Reflections and Outlook, Part II
  • Part III: History of Christianity in the 20th century
  • Foreword to Part III
  • List of Contributors to Part III
  • Introduction to Part III
  • Chapter 21: Decades
  • Christianity in the First World War
  • Christianity in Europe and North America between the World Wars, 1918–c. 1939
  • The Churches in the Second World War
  • Christianity in Europe and North America in the Age of the Cold War
  • Chapter 22: Themes
  • Christianity, Human Rights, and Socio-Ethical Reorientations
  • The Ecumenical Movement
  • Vatican II: How the First Global Council Transformed Catholicism
  • Anti-Semitism, Holocaust, and Reorientation
  • Christianity in the Context of Other World Religions: Interreligious Dynamics and Developments in the 20th Century
  • Chapter 23: Continents
  • The Christian Century? A History of Christianity in North America, 1900–2000
  • Christianity in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 20th Century
  • African Christianity in the Twentieth Century – Part One
  • African Christianity in the Twentieth Century – Part Two
  • Christianity in the Middle East, 1917–2017
  • Christianities in Asia in the Twentieth Century (1910–2010)
  • Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania
  • Christianity in Russia and Eastern Europe
  • Christianity in Europe
  • Conclusion Part III