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Emerging Faith (SEANET 16)

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Part 1
Lessons of Emerging Faith from Key People in Asian Mission History

1.Lessons from the Buddhist Mission History of King Asoka-Bouvert Regulas

2. Learning from “The Gentle Way” of 16th-18th Century Jesuit Missionaries-Claire T. C. Chong

3. “The Golden Lamp Hung Out of Heaven”: Adoniram and Ann Judson’s Bibliocentric Strategy for Reaching the Buddhists of Burma-D. Burns

4. Missionary Communication When Locals Are Listening-Karl Dahlfred

5. Henry Steel Olcott’s Contribution to the Buddhist Revival in Sri Lanka-P. V. Somaratna

6. Reaching Out to Karmic Monastic Communities: Lessons from the Life of Karl Reichelt-Rory Mackenzie

7. Traversing Buddhist Mountains and Translating Sutras: Timothy Richard’s Quest for Souls in China-Lawrence Ko

8. Three Shining Stars: Lessons Learned from Thai Missionaries to Buddhists-Austin House

Part 2
Lessons of Emerging Faith from Key Places in Asian Mission History

9. Christianity in Theravada Buddhist SE Asia-Stephen Bailey

10. Historic Highlights from Protestant Missions to Asian Buddhists-Alex G. Smith

11. Is Japan a Mud Swamp? Exploring Causes of Kirishitan Persecution in Japan’s Edo Period-Eiko Takamizawa

12. The Lasting Impact of Christianity Upon China from the Taiping Uprising-Cristian Dumitrescu

13. Christianization Lessons from Mission History in China-David S. Lim

14. Christianity’s Journey to the Roof of the World-James E. Morrison

15. Lessons from Barriers and Bridges to Mission in Cambodia: An Historical Perspective-Paul Ka-Ming Au

16. The Definition of the Person as a Family: Lessons Learned from the History of Christianity to Buddhists-Sheryl Takagi Silzer



Emerging Faith (SEANET 16)
Lessons from Mission History in Asia
Paul H. de Neui, editor
In non-Western contexts, Christianity has often been viewed as the religion of foreigners with a hidden political agenda. Sharing the gospel in non-imperialistic ways can be challenging, particularly in Asia. Every location to which God calls his messengers has its own rich history that should be shared with gospel workers and local people. Those desiring to serve interculturally must learn as much as possible about the past before joining that history. Are we learning from the past, or are we simply repeating the same mistakes in our own times and places?

No culture in the world is a blank slate; rather, we can look for the initiating, inviting work of the missio Dei already emerging from within every surprising source. This book showcases the writings of sixteen reflective practitioners who offer insights based on their study and experience of history. These women and men come from a wide variety of cultural and theological backgrounds. Their stories include:

  • An American who brought Protestant Buddhism to Sri Lanka
  • A Norwegian Lutheran who started a Christian monastic community in Hong Kong
  • A local scholar who led a faith movement in China that nearly overthrew the government
  • A Thai villager who became an evangelist and a silent-film star

Highlighting key people and places, Emerging Faith surveys several Christian movements found in the mission history of Asia. If you wish to challenge your thinking and respond to God’s invitation to participate in the global context, look here for encouragement and guidance.

Additional Details

  • Pages: 232
  • Publisher: William Carey Publishing
  • Binding: paperback
  • Publish Year: 2020
  • ISBN: 9781645082569
  • Vendor: William Carey Publishing