By Jon Thares Davidann
3 similar issues weave in the course of the adventure of the yank YMCA missionaries and eastern Christians among 1890-1930: the relationship among nationwide identification and Christianity, ensuing conflicts among those Christians, and an alternating feel of main issue and growth. within the Nineteen Twenties, tensions among american citizens and eastern leaders led the yankee YMCA missionary move to reevaluate its function and compelled it clear of nationalism.
Read Online or Download A world of crisis and progress: the American YMCA in Japan, 1890-1930 PDF
Similar church history books
This quantity bargains a suite of works by way of vital thinkers of the English Reformation. lengthy famous for the standard of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics presents students and scholars with glossy English translations of a few of the main major Christian theological texts in heritage.
With the invention of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri simply over a century in the past a few vital texts at once in terms of historical Christianity have come to gentle. whereas yes literary texts have obtained enormous cognizance in scholarship through comparability the documentary facts in relation to Christianity has obtained some distance much less consciousness and continues to be quite vague.
The Popes and the Baltic Crusades examines the formula of papal coverage at the crusades and missions within the Baltic zone within the significant heart a long time and analyses why and the way the campaign proposal used to be prolonged from the Holy Land to the Baltic quarter
This publication examines Augustine's early theology of the imago dei, ahead of his ordination (386-391). The ebook makes the case that Augustine's early concept is an important departure from Latin pro-Nicene theologies of photograph just a iteration prior. The e-book argues that even supposing Augustine's early theology of picture builds on that of Hilary of Poitiers, Marius Victorinus, and Ambrose of Milan, Augustine used to be capable of verify, in ways in which his predecessors weren't, that either Christ and the human individual are a twin of God.
- The Gnostics
- St. Francis of Assisi: The Legend and the Life
- Preacher, Sermon and Audience in the Middle Ages
- A History of Russian Christianity (Vol II) The Patriarchal Age, Peter, The Synodal System
- New Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 15: Index
Extra resources for A world of crisis and progress: the American YMCA in Japan, 1890-1930
It was a call to greater urgency and discipline, and an antidote to apathy. . It is not narrow or exclusive. "26 Thus, the slogan evoked the same sense of urgency and opportunity, crisis and progress, which the missionary writers above identified. In addition, it helped join together Protestant Christianity at home, becoming a powerful unifier of missionary discourse in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Both evangelical premillennialists and postmillennial missionary supporters rallied around the watchword in the 1890s.
And Christian progress took the form of a commitment to the American national religious ideal of conservative evangelical Christianity within the American YMCA. 7 Partha Chatterjee has suggested that nationalism among Asian new middle-class intellectuals in the nineteenth century was characterized by tension between the attraction of a modern progressive West and one's own cultural identity. " This aptly describes the goals of Japanese Christians in the 1890s. They became innovators, attempting to combine Christianity with their own cultural traditions.
The evaluation pointed to excessive nationalism on the part of both Japanese Christians Page 25 and American missionaries as a major cause of friction in the Japanese YMCA. The constant conflicts had weakened the American YMCA mission to Japan, and consequently, the mission proved to be unsustainable in the midst of this rushing cross-cultural current. Although the YMCA attempted to reenergize its missionary arm in the 1930s by reconceptualizing its cultural intrusion in the form of universal modernity, this attempt also failed.