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Resources for Dr. Arun Jones's spring 2013 course.
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This guide suggests resources pertaining to the study of missions in the 19th century in areas impacted by imperial expansion.  It is intended to assist students in Dr. Arun Jones's spring 2013 course by the same title.



Reference Works

Cambridge History of Christianity
Call Number: REFERENCE BR141 .C36
Nine volumes, a wealth of information. Online access is also available.

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World Christian Encyclopedia - David B. Barrett (Editor); George Thomas Kurian (Editor); Todd M. Johnson (Editor)
Call Number: THEOLOGY OVERSIZE REFERENCE: BR157 .W67 2001 (2 vols.)
ISBN: 0195079639
Publication Date: 2001-01-18
v. 1. The world by countries: religionists, churches, ministries -- v. 2. The world by segments: religions, peoples, languages, cities, topics.
Includes statistical data, overviews of factors (major religions, human liberty, and future trends and prospects), along with bibliographies of additional resources.

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Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions - Gerald H. Anderson (Editor)
Call Number: THEOLOGY REFERENCE: BV3700 .B56 1998
ISBN: 0028646045
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
Brief articles with associated bibliographies for 2400 people influential in Christian missions from the time of the New Testament to the late 20th century. Appendixes list entries by geographic region of service and by denomination.

Encyclopedia of Missions: Descriptive, historical, biographical, statistical. 2nd ed. - Henry Otis Dwight, H. Allen Tupper and Edwin Munsell Bliss, eds.
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 1904
This encyclopedia is helping for presenting the state of the mission field as it was conceived in the late 19th/early 20th century. Search for organizations, people, and statistical information; the text of this online edition is searchable by keyword using Ctrl+F (PC) or Cmd+F (Mac).

Missions and World Christianity Guide
Librarians at Yale Divinity School have compiled this guide of resources related to missions. See the tips on LC subject searching as well as links to mission databases.

World Christianities Research Guide
General resources, as well as those particular to Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Unlike this guide, the World Christianity guide does not assume a historical orientation, so some resources may focus more on the present day.

America China Missions: An Introductory Bibliography
Publication Date: 2003
See particularly the suggestions for reference sources and for 19th century works.

Christianity in China Database - The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco
Collects references to archival collections, biographies of individuals who have played a role in the history of Christianity in China, institutions with Christian connections in China, maps showing the locations of Catholic churches in China, and an in-progress project to recreate the maps in the 1907 Atlas of the Chinese Empire. There are also a few online exhibits here:

The Chinese Recorder Index - Kathleen L. Lodwick (Editor)
ISBN: 0842022503
Publication Date: 1986-03-01
The Chinese Recorder documented the work of missionaries in China from 1868 until its final issues in Dec. 1941. This work encompasses three indexes: Persons, Missions/Organizations, and Subjects. Journal issues are available in one of 3 places: via Google Books (early years); Pitts Storage Library materials (later years); and via an ILL microfilm request (all years).

History of the Church in Southern Africa - J. W. Hofmeyr, et al. eds.
Call Number: THEOLOGY REFERENCE: Z7778 .A356 H58 V.1 and V. 3
A bibliography of published resources developed by the Institute for Theological Research at the University of South Africa. V. 1 covers resources published up to 1980, V. 2 resources from 1981-1985, and V. 3 covers resources published from 1985-1989.

Protestantism in Latin America: A Bibliographical Guide - John H. Sinclair (Editor)
Call Number: THEOLOGY REFERENCE: Z7778 .L3S57 1976
ISBN: 0878081267
Publication Date: 1976-06-01



British Christians, Indian Nationalists and the Raj - Gerald Studdert-Kennedy
Call Number: WOODRUFF STACKS: DS480.4 .S78 1991
ISBN: 0195627334
Publication Date: 1991-10-31

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Converting Colonialism: Visions and Realities in Mission History, 1706-1914 - Dana L. Robert (Editor); Dana Lee Robert
Call Number: THEOLOGY STACKS: BV2120 .C66 2008
ISBN: 9780802817631
Publication Date: 2007-10-01

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Errand to the World: American Protestant Thought and Foreign Missions - William R. Hutchison
Call Number: THEOLOGY STACKS: BV2410 .H87 1993
ISBN: 0226363104
Publication Date: 1993-11-01

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God's Empire: Religion and Colonialism in the British World, c. 1801-1908 - Hilary M. Carey
Call Number: Woodruff stacks: BR759 .C365 2011
ISBN: 9780521194105
Publication Date: 2011-01-06
This book focuses on British missionary outreach to British emigrants in lands under British rule. From publisher description: "Hilary M. Carey charts Britain's nineteenth-century transformation from Protestant nation to free Christian empire through the history of the colonial missionary movement. This wide-ranging reassessment of the religious character of the second British empire provides a clear account of the promotional strategies of the major churches and church parties which worked to plant settler Christianity in British domains. Based on extensive use of original archival and rare published sources, the author explores major debates such as the relationship between religion and colonization, church-state relations, Irish Catholics in the empire, the impact of the Scottish Disruption on colonial Presbyterianism, competition between Evangelicals and other Anglicans in the colonies, and between British and American strands of Methodism in British North America"

Prophetic Identities: Indigenous Missionaries on British Colonial Frontiers, 1850-75 - Tolly Bradford
Call Number: WOODRUFF STACKS: BV2895 .B73 2012
ISBN: 0774822791
Publication Date: 2012

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Religion in Latin America: A Documentary History - Lee M. Penyak (Editor); Walter J. Petry (Editor)
Call Number: On Reserve: de Souza
ISBN: 1570756791
Publication Date: 2006-11-01
Discusses Protestant and Catholic movements, interaction with indigenous religions, and liberation theology, among other topics.

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Saints, Goddesses and Kings: Muslims and Christians in South Indian Society, 1700-1900 - Susan Bayly
Call Number: Online eBook
ISBN: 0521372011
Publication Date: 1990-01-26

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