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by Dana L. Robert

  • Author: Dana L. Robert
  • ISBN: 0865545499
  • ISBN13: 978-0865545496
  • ePub: 1491 kb | FB2: 1576 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: World
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press; 58581st edition (March 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 482
  • Rating: 4.6/5
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American Women in Mission: The Modern Mission Era 1792-1992 ePub download

Series: Modern Mission Era, 1792-1992. This 200 year historical perspective on women in missions left me at times incredulous, inspired, angry and wondering where there might be a place for me on the "God's work" timeline

Series: Modern Mission Era, 1792-1992. This 200 year historical perspective on women in missions left me at times incredulous, inspired, angry and wondering where there might be a place for me on the "God's work" timeline. Loved it. Great background for women in ministry. Looks at denominational missions and then the advent of faith missions. Get to know the sisters before you! (Most of the book is about Protestants - Catholics history addressed in the last two chapters. 3 people found this helpful.

American Women in Mission book. Baptist women in Burma, for example, are only considered in their first decades there and are not traced into the present.

Series: Modern Mission Era, 1792-1992. Published by William Carey, the manifesto is considered the symbolic starting point of missions.

American Women in Mission is the first book on women in mission to include mainline Protestant, Evangelical, and Roman Catholic women in one narrative. The Modern Mission Era 1792- 1992. ▲. Title: American Women in Mission By: Dana Robert Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 480 Vendor: Mercer Press. Publication Date: 1992 Dimensions: 9 X 6 X . 0 (inches) ISBN: 0865545499 ISBN-13: 9780865545496 Stock No: WW545499.

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The stereotype of the woman missionary has ranged from that of the longsuffering wife, characterized by the epitaph Died, given over to hospitality, to that of the spinster in her unstylish dress and wire-rimmed glasses, alone somewhere for thirty years teaching heathen children.

Informationen zum Titel American Women in Mission von Dana Lee Robert aus der Reihe The modern .

Informationen zum Titel American Women in Mission von Dana Lee Robert aus der Reihe The modern mission era, 1792-1992 book content. Christian Ministry – Missions, Christian mission & evangelism, Christianity – General, Christianity – History – Protestant, History, Missionaries' spouses, Missions, Religion, Religion – Christian Ministry – Missions, Religion – Church Life, Social Science, United States, USA, Women & The Church, Women in missionary work, Women missionaries, Women's studies, Women's Studies – General.

By Dana L. Robert Historians and theologians have given short shrift to the role of women in. .

Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press. This work by Dana L. Robert, a professor in Boston University, begins to fill the gap.

Before the ordina- tion of women became widespread, mission work was the preemi- nent "woman's cause" in mainline churches, the purpose around which denominational women organized themselves. By the 1930s, Catholic missionary sisters with collection boxes had become a famil- iar sight at Catholic schools and churches.

She is the Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission, and a director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at the Boston University School of Theology. In 1978 Dana Lee Robert worked as a high school history teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 1982 she was an instructor at the Yale University. From 1984 to 1990 Robert was an assistant professor at the Boston University, an associate professor from 1990 to 1997, and was appointed a professor of international mission in 1997.

The stereotype of the woman missionary has ranged from that of the longsuffering wife, characterized by the epitaph Died, given over to hospitality, to that of the spinster in her unstylish dress and wire-rimmed glasses, alone somewhere for thirty years teaching heathen children. Like all caricatures, those of the exhausted wife and frustrated old maid carry some truth: the underlying message of the sterotypes is that missionary women were perceived as marginal to the central tasks of mission. Rather than being remembered for preaching the gospel, the quintessential male task, missionary women were noted for meeting human needs and helping others, sacrificing themselves without plan or reason, all for the sake of bringing the world to Jesus Christ.Historical evidence, however, gives lie to the truism that women missionaries were and are doers but not thinkers, reactive secondary figures rather than proactive primary ones. The first American women to serve as foreign missionaries in 1812 were among the best-educated women of their time. Although barred from obtaining the college education or ministerial credentials of their husbands, the early missionary wives had read their Jonathan Edwards and Samuel Hopkins. Not only did they go abroad with particular theologies to share, but their identities as women caused them to develop gender-based mission theories. Early nineteenth-century women seldom wrote theologies of mission, but they wrote letters and kept journals that reveal a thought world and set of assumptions about women's roles in the missionary task. The activities of missionary wives were not random: they were part of a mission strategy that gave women a particular role inthe advancement of the reign of God.By moving from mission field to mission field in chronological order of missionary presence, Robert charts missiological developments as they took place in dialogue with the urgent context of the day. Each case study marks the beginning of the mission theory. Baptist women in Burma, for example, are only considered in their first decades there and are not traced into the present. Robert believes that at this early stage of research into women's mission theory, integrity and analysis lies more in a succession of contextualized case studies than in gross generalizations.
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