World Christianity

Sense and Sadness: Syriac Chant in Aleppo

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Sense and Sadness is an innovative study of music modality in relation to human emotion and the aesthetics of perception. It is also a musical story of survival through difficulty and pain. Focusing on chant at St George's Syrian Orthodox Church of Aleppo, author Tala Jarjour puts forward the concept of the emotional economy of aesthetics, which enables a new understanding of modal musicality in general and of Syriac musicality in particular. Jarjour combines insights from musicology and ethnomusicology, sound and religious studies, anthropology, history, East Christian and Middle Eastern studies, and the study of emotion, to seamlessly weave together multiple strands of a narrative which then becomes the very story it tells. Drawing on imagination and metaphor, she brings to the fore overlapping, at times contradictory, modes of sense and sense making. At once intimate and analytical, this ethnographic text entwines academic thinking with its subject(s) and subjectivities, portraying events, writing, people, and music as they unfold together through ritual commemorations and a devastating, ongoing war.

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9780190635268
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2018-06-01
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Spirituality of the Third World: A Cry for Life

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9781597523264
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2005-08-01
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Study of Evangelism: Exploring a Missional Practice of the Church

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Christians and communities of faith today are rediscovering evangelism as an essential aspect of the church's mission. Many of the resulting books in the marketplace, however, have a hands-on orientation, often lacking serious theological engagement and reflection. Bucking that how-to trend, The Study of Evangelism offers thirty groundbreaking essays that plumb the depths of the biblical and theological heritage of the church with reference to evangelistic practice. Helpfully organized into six categories, these broad, diverse writings lay a solid scholarly foundation for meaningful dialogue about the church's practice of evangelism.
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9780802803917
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2008-02-13
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Third World Theologies: Commonalities and Divergences

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9781592449743
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2004-10-01
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To the Ends of the Earth: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of World Christianity

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No branch of Christianity has grown more rapidly than Pentecostalism, especially in the southern hemisphere. There are over 100 million Pentecostals in Africa. In Latin America, Pentecostalism now vies with Catholicism for the soul of the continent, and some of the largest pentecostal congregations in the world are in South Korea.

In To the Ends of the Earth, Allan Heaton Anderson explores the historical and theological factors behind the phenomenal growth of global Pentecostalism. Anderson argues that its spread is so dramatic because it is an "ends of the earth" movement--pentecostals believe that they are called to be witnesses for Jesus Christ to the furthest reaches of the globe. His wide-ranging account examines such topics as the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles, the role of the first missionaries in China, India, and Africa, Pentecostalism's incredible diversity due to its deep local roots, and the central role of women in the movement. He describes more recent developments such as the creation of new independent churches, megachurches, and the "health and wealth" gospel, and he explores the increasing involvement of pentecostals in public and political affairs across the globe. Why is this movement so popular? Anderson points to such features as the emphasis on the Spirit, the "born-again" experience, incessant evangelism, healing and deliverance, cultural flexibility, a place-to-feel-at-home, religious continuity, an egalitarian community, and meeting material needs--all of which contribute to Pentecostalism's remarkable appeal.

Exploring more than a century of history and ranging across most of the globe, Anderson illuminates the spectacular rise of global Pentecostalism and shows how it changed the face of Christianity worldwide.

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9780195386424
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2013-02-01
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To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson

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This compelling story of unwavering faith traces the conflicts of Judson's early life to the hardships he endured in Burma.
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9780817011215
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1988-10-01
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Translating the Message (2nd ed.)

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Working with new insights on the influence that Christian translations of Scriptures and catechisms into African languages had on cultural self-understanding, social awakening, religious renewal, reciprocity in mission, process, Sanneh shows that mission and translation were and continue to be integral parts of cultural renewal in the face of the relentless onslaught of imperialism in its classic and contemporary forms.
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9781570758041
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2009-01-01
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Trinity in Asian Perspective

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Western Christians often despair of finding meaning in the paradoxical statement that God is both "One" and "Three." The problem, says Jung Young Lee, is not with the doctrine of the Trinity itself; rather, it is with the Western conceptual tendency to view reality in exclusive, "either/or" terms. The Trinity is at its heart an inclusive doctrine of one God who is nonetheless three distinct persons. In order to grasp this fact, we need different conceptual categories, not only with which to view God, but all of reality. The Asian philosophical construct of yin and yang can offer a way out of this problem, with its inherently "both/and" way of thinking. Drawing on a variety of East Asian religious traditions, Lee offers a creative reinterpretation of this central Christian doctrine. He shows how a global perspective can illuminate Western theological constructs as he establishes the necessity of a contextual approach to the doctrine of the Trinity.
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9780687426379
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1996-01-01
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Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties

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The Mongol takeover in the 1270s changed the course of Chinese history. The Confucian empire—a millennium and a half in the making—was suddenly thrust under foreign occupation. What China had been before its reunification as the Yuan dynasty in 1279 was no longer what it would be in the future. Four centuries later, another wave of steppe invaders would replace the Ming dynasty with yet another foreign occupation. The Troubled Empire explores what happened to China between these two dramatic invasions. If anything defined the complex dynamics of this period, it was changes in the weather. Asia, like Europe, experienced a Little Ice Age, and as temperatures fell in the thirteenth century, Kublai Khan moved south into China. His Yuan dynasty collapsed in less than a century, but Mongol values lived on in Ming institutions. A second blast of cold in the 1630s, combined with drought, was more than the dynasty could stand, and the Ming fell to Manchu invaders. Against this background—the first coherent ecological history of China in this period—Timothy Brook explores the growth of autocracy, social complexity, and commercialization, paying special attention to China’s incorporation into the larger South China Sea economy. These changes not only shaped what China would become but contributed to the formation of the early modern world.
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9780674046023
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2010-06-15
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Undaunted Women of Nanking: The Wartime Diaries of Minnie Vautrin and Tsen Shui-

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One of the Chinese American Librarians Association's Ten Best Books of 2010

During the infamous "Rape of Nanking," a brutal military occupation of Nanking, China, that began on December 13, 1937, it is estimated that Japanese soldiers killed between 200,000 and 300,000 Chinese and raped between 20,000 and 80,000 women. To shelter civilian refugees, a group of Westerners established a Nanking Safety Zone. Among these humanitarians was Minnie Vautrin, an American missionary and acting president of Ginling College. She and Tsen Shui-fang, her Chinese assistant and a trained nurse, turned the college into a refugee camp, which protected more than 10,000 women and children during the height of the ordeal. The Undaunted Women of Nanking juxtaposes day-by-day the exhausted and terrified women's wartime diaries, providing vital eyewitness accounts of the Rape of Nanking and a unique focus on the Ginling refugee camp and the sufferings of women and children. Vautrin's diary reveals the humanity and courage of a female missionary in a time of terror. Tsen Shui-fang's diary, never before published in English and translated here for the first time, is the only known daily account by a Chinese national written during the crisis and not retrospectively. As such, it records a unique perspective: that of a woman grappling with feelings of anger, sorrow, and compassion as she witnesses the atrocities being committed in her war-torn country.

Editors Hua-ling Hu and Zhang Lian-hong have added many informative annotations to the diary entries from sources including the proceedings of the Tokyo War Crimes Trial of 1946, Vautrin's correspondence, John Rabe's diary, and other historical documents. Also included are biographical sketches of the two women, a note on the diaries, and information about the aftermath of the tragedy, as well as maps and photos--some of which appear in print in this book for the first time.

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9780809329632
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2010-06-30
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We Dare to Dream: Doing Theology as Asian Women

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The phenomenon of Asian women doing theology is recent. Christian women in Asia increasingly insist that unless their distinctive voices as Asians and as women are heard, the emerging theologies cannot be liberating, relevant, or complete. Bringing together writings of women from the Philippines, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, and Singapore, We Dare to Dream first reworks some basic theological themes of Christology, ecclesiology, and the Holy Spirit from an Asian feminist perspective. Part II explores the realities of the Asian context through issues of peace, politics, sexuality, and culture. Part Ill presents and explicates what doing theology as Asian women means. These writings are vital to theology throughout the world today. Not only do their authors take their own history and context seriously, but they relate their experience to the experience of women throughout the world, forging common bonds and venturing toward a world of justice and reciprocity. As the editors state, ""Unless our thoughts as women are known and our voices heard, the work toward rearticulating Christian theology in Asia will remain truncated. God's face will be only half seen and God's voice only half heard."" ""One of the most important developments in feminist theology is its increasing globalization by Third World women. We Dare to Dream is an exciting example of this contextualization of feminist thought by Asian Christian women."" --Rosemary Radford Ruether ""Two pioneering women in the development of Asian women's theology have collaborated to bring us a much-needed collection on how Asian women do theology in their own contexts."" --Letty M. Russell Virginia Fabella, a Maryknoll sister from the Philippines, is Academic Dean of the Sister Formation Institute in Manila, and Asia Coordinator for the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT). She is coeditor of With Passion and Compassion; Doing Theology in a Divided World; and Irruption of the Third World. Sun Ai Lee Park is an ordained minister of the Disciples of Christ from Korea. She is editor of the journal In God's Image.
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9781498219143
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2015-02-10
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What They Taught Us: How Maryknoll Missioners Were Evangelized by the Poor

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$15.00
Here, Maryknoll missioners from Asia, Africa, and Latin America tell of what they learned from the poor. Arranged thematically, the stories tell of spiritual health in the face of physical illness, of true happiness lived in poverty, and of life and death and hope and love.
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9781570758188
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2009-06-01
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Who Are the Christians in the Middle East?

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Points of interest* Presents a unique outlook on the Middle East* Relevant to current events in the world* Useful for the study of religion, politics, and other fields
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9780802810205
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2003-03-27
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With Passion and Compassion: Third World Women Doing Theology

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9780883446287
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1988-05-01
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Women Do More Work Than Men

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9781532664892
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2018-10-26
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World Religions in America, fourth edition

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$34.95

The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key events and people for each tradition, sidebars on major movements or controversies, personal stories from members of various faiths, a theme-based organization of subjects, more subheads, three new chapters exploring America's increasing religious diversity, and suggestions for further study.

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9780664233204
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2009-10-01
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