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作者 Enns, James C., 1959- author
書名 Saving Germany : North American Protestants and Christian mission to West Germany, 1945 1974 / James C. Enns
出版項 Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017]
國際標準書號 9780773549128 (cloth)
9780773549135 (paper)
0773549129 (cloth)
0773549137 (paper)
9780773549142 (ePDF)
9780773549159 (ePUB)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  BV2440 .E46 2017    在架上    30610020535472
說明 xviii, 308 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion. Series two ; 77
McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion. Series two ; 77
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-299) and index
"This book explores the efforts of North American Protestant missionaries to rebuild and evangelize postwar Germany. The combination of Germany's failed experiment with National Socialism, its devastation from Allied bombs, and its early postwar reception of displaced people and refugees from Eastern Europe transformed the image of Germany in the minds of North American Protestants. In the US, effective lobbying by the Federal Council of Churches helped soften the administration's initial imposition of a harsh peace on Germany thus allowing voluntary aid from North American churches to flow into the country. This set the stage for a concerted missionary response from mission agencies which lasted through the Cold War period. Enns tracks this transnational Christian engagement in Germany from 1945 until the mid-1970s. He argues that North American Protestants (Canadians and Americans) engaged in two different kinds of mission work, and can be organized into three groups. Those from mainline Protestant denominations comfortable within the emerging ecumenical movement tended to see Nazism as an aberration in German history and understood their chief aim as the reconstruction of Germany and its churches. This included not only physical reconstruction but also the international rehabilitation of German Protestant leaders and the promotion of democracy within church institutions. Those from conservative evangelical traditions tended to see Germany as a post-Christian nation in need of reconversion and understood their chief aim as evangelization; this included the organization of mass evangelistic revivals, the production of Christian print material and radio programming, and the training of Christian preachers, teachers, and leaders. A third group--denominational missionaries from Mennonite, Baptist, Salvation Army, and Quaker traditions--engaged in both relief and evangelistic work. Enn selects a small number of mission organizations from each of these three groups to serve as case studies, which form the basis of the main chapters. The study pursues several ideas and lines of argument: the shift in North American Protestant missionary self-understanding from evangelization to assistance towards self-help, as well as the growing rift within the missions; the important ideological support North American missionaries gave to US foreign policy goals of the promotion of democracy and opposition to communism; the impact of North American missionary work on Protestant churches in West Germany; developments in 'world Christianity,' as Europe became identified as a post-Christian mission field; the significance of religious actors and the religious sphere in the cultural history of 'Americanization'"-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic format
鏈接 Enns, James, 1959-, author. Saving Germany. McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion. Series two McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion. Series two ; (CaOONL)20169064018
主題 Protestant churches -- Missions -- Germany (West) -- History -- 20th century
Protestants -- Germany (West) -- History -- 20th century
Evangelicalism -- Germany (West) -- History -- 20th century
Missions, Canadian -- Germany (West) -- History -- 20th century
Missions, American -- Germany (West) -- History -- 20th century
Evangelicalism. fast (OCoLC)fst00917002
Missions, American. fast (OCoLC)fst01023860
Missions, Canadian. fast (OCoLC)fst01023876
Protestant churches -- Missions. fast (OCoLC)fst01079897
Protestants. fast (OCoLC)fst01079934
Germany (West) fast (OCoLC)fst01210273
1900-1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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