OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad

ISBN : 9780199328215

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¥6,853
著者: 
Janel Kragt Bakker
ページ
320 ページ
フォーマット
Paperback
サイズ
156 x 234 mm
刊行日
2013年11月
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The growth of Christianity in the global South and the fall of colonialism in the middle of the twentieth century caused a crisis in Christian missions, as many southern Christians spoke out about indignities they had suffered and many northern Christians retreated from the global South. American Christians soon began looking for a fresh start, a path forward that was neither isolationist nor domineering. Out of this dream the "sister church" model of mission was born. In this model, rather than Western churches sending representatives into the "mission field," they set up congregation-to-congregation partnerships with churches in the global South. In Sister Churches Janel Bakker draws on extensive fieldwork and interviews with participants in these partnerships to explore the sister church movement and in particular its effects on American churches. Because Christianity is numerically and in many ways spiritually stronger in the global South than it is in the global North-while the imbalance in material resources runs in the opposite direction-both northern and southern Christians stand to gain. Challenging prevailing notions of friction between northern and southern Christians, Bakker argues that sister church relationships are marked by interconnectivity and collaboration.

目次: 

Introduction: Side by Side, Shoulder to Shoulder
Chapter 1: Christendom Turned Upside-Down: The Global Context of Sister Church Partnerships
Chapter 2: Beginnings: The History and Development of the Sister Church Model Among North American Christians
Chapter 3: Tales of Twelve Sister Church Relationships
Chapter 4: Profiles: Congregations and Individual Participants in Sister Church Relationships
Chapter 5: Frames: The Sentiments That Propel Sister Church Relationships
Chapter 6: Outcomes: The Effects of Sister Church Relationships on Individuals and Congregations
Chapter 7: Challenges: The Hurdles for Sister Church Relationships
Chapter 8: Opportunities: The Sources of Strength for Sister Church Relationships
Conclusion: The Confluence of Civilizations
Appendix: Congregation-Level Respondent Information
Notes
Bibliography
Index

著者について: 

Janet Kragt Bakker is an Independent Scholar (Ph.D., Catholic Univeristy of America, 2010).

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