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Missionary Pragmatism

US  20.00
  • ISBN: 9788184652819
  • Author: P.T. George
  • Imprint: ISPCK/IISR,PUNE
  • Subject: Mission and Evangelism
  • Published On: 2013
  • Cover: Paperback
  • No. of Pages: 356
  • CD Included: No
  • Size (l * b): Royal


This book investigates the conversion of Malayarayans in Travancore to Christianity by Henry Baker Jr., a missionary of Church Missionary Society, during 1848-78. After a brief examination of the context of the mission, the book investigates Baker′s work in relation to three relevant missiological issues: An evangelist establishing the Church, an encounter with the Malayarayans′ culture and religion and an approach to contextual social issues with reference to discussion of contemporary mission thinking and practice by scholars such as Kenneth Cracknell, Brian Stanley, Ian Maxwell and David Bosch.The book focuses on missionary practice and illuminates the process o fsignificant change brought by the Christian mission to the Malayarayans in both the physical and spiritual realms of their lives—‘no people to God′s people.′ It ends with a critical evaluation of Baker′s work among the Malayarayans in the light of criticisms raised against the Christian mission and Church in India by Vivekananda, Gandhi and Arun Shourie and reflection on Christian mission in today′s India. This book is a must- have for Christian missionaries and missiological students.