Emotions and Christian missions: historical perspectives

Emotions and Christian missions: historical perspectives. Edited by Claire McLisky, Daniel Midena and Karen Vallgårda Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Title Emotions and Christian missions: historical perspectives
Place of Publication Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication year 2015
Sub-type Edited book
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Series Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions
ISBN 9781137528933
Language eng
Editor Claire McLisky
Daniel Midena
Karen Vallgårda
Total number of pages 288
Abstract/Summary This collection explores the ways in which emotions were conceptualised and practised in Christian mission contexts from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, in locations as diverse as North America, the Philippines, India, China, the Congo, Germany, Papua New Guinea, Greenland and Australia. Nine chapters by leading scholars in the field draw on innovative theoretical perspectives to show how emotional practices such as prayer, tears, and Methodist 'shouting', and feelings such as pity, joy and frustration, shaped relationships between missionaries, prospective converts, new Christians, and mission supporters at 'home', often in distinctly hierarchical ways. The collection considers missionaries from a variety of religious movements working in a range of different contexts: their own nation's colonies, other countries' colonies, and non-colonial settings. It documents the ways in which emotional discourses and practices could be affected by economic, political, social and cultural factors, as well as personal and theological concerns. With its focus not just on metropolitan or missionary discourses and practices, but also on the emotional practices of prospective converts and new Christians, this collection is a timely intervention into two burgeoning fields: mission history and the history of emotions.
Keyword History of emotions
Christian missions
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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