Jay Riley Case

in An Unpredictable Gospel

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199772322
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932528 | DOI:

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The epilogue makes a concluding point that evangelical missionaries, even if they came from ordinary or marginal situations in America, were almost always in the role of elites as missionaries. New movements of world Christianity, however, built on evangelical dynamics brought by missionaries to produce democratized movements that did not follow the lead of elites. In order to aid their evangelistic goals, missionaries often relinquished some aspect of their new status, particularly those that came attached to the discourse of civilization. They would not have been likely to do so if new movements of world Christianity had not challenged them to do so.

Keywords: evangelical; world Christianity; missionary; democratized movements; status; civilization

Chapter.  2184 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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