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A History of Christian Missions

Second Edition

History of the Church

Stephen Neill - Author

Owen Chadwick - Revised by

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ISBN 9780140137637 | 528 pages | 17 May 1991 | Penguin | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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PENGUIN HISTORY

A History of Christian Missions traces the expansion of Christianity from its origins in the Middle East to Rome, the rest of Europe and the Colonies, and assesses its position as a major religious force worldwide.

Many of the world's religions have not actively sought converts, largely because they have been too regional in character. Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, however, are the three chief exceptions to this and Christianity, in particular, has found a home in almost every country in the world.

Professor Neill's excellent and authoritative survey examines centuries of missionary activity, beginning with Christ and working through the Crusades and the colonization of Asia and Africa up to the present day, concluding with a shrewd look ahead to what the future may hold for the Christian Church.

This revised edition of the late Professor Neill's work has been updated according to his projected intentions by Owen Chadwick, series editor of The Pelican History of the Church, now published as The Penguin History of the Church.

Preface
Publisher's Note

Part One
1. A Faith for the World
2. The Conquest of the Roman World, A.D. 100-500
3. The Dark Age, 500-1000
4. Early European Expansion, 1000-1500
5. The Age of Discovery, 1500-1600
6. The Roman Catholic Missions, 1600-1787
7. New Beginnings in East and West, 1600-1800

Part Two
8. Introduction
9. New Forces in Europe and America, 1792-1858
10. The Heyday of Colonialism, 1858-1914
11. Rome, the Orthodox, and the World, 1815-1914
12. From Mission to Church
13. Yesterday and Today, 1914 and After
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index


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