MISSIONS, NATIONALISM, AND THE END OF EMPIRE: REPORT ON A CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE CURRENTS IN WORLD CHRISTIANITY PROJECT, QUEENS' COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, UK, 6-9 SEPTEMBER 2000 BY BRIAN STANLEY (University of Cambridge) Christian missions in the twentieth century, despite their greatly extended geographical scope and numerical weight in comparison with the nineteenth century, have to date received only a fraction of the scholarly attention that has been lavished on the Victorian mission enterprise. Despite the volume of historical inquiry now being devoted to the process of decolonization, the role of churches and missions in assisting, retarding, or responding to that process is still largely unex- plored. What is incontrovertible is that the face of Christianity across the globe is now strikingly different from what it was in 1914, 1945, or even in 1960. To what extent the end of the western colonial empires has been directly responsible for precipitating that transformation, and to what extent the transformation has overtaken and subverted the tra- ditional agencies of Christian mission, rather than being in any primary sense initiated by them, were questions at the heart of this conference. The 115 delegates hailed from all over the globe and represented a
Journal of Religion in Africa – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2001
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