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  • Chinese evangelists on the move: Space, authority, and ethnicisation among overseas Chinese Protestant Christians.
    Huang, Yuqin and I-hsin Hsiao (2015)
    Social Compass 62:3: 379-395.

    Observations on mainland Chinese Protestant missionaries to Europe & North America.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary; Protestant; Missions; Chinese; Ethnocentrism
  • The Spirit Moves West. Korean Missionaries in America.
    Kim, Rebecca Y. (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Case study of a non-denominational Evangelical Korean mission society in the U.S.A. Responding to Korea's relationship to its "big brother," U.S.A., the missionaries sought to "make history" by saving the U.S. from secularization. After the founder's death, the missionary society began to Americanize.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; University Bible Fellowship; Sect; Conservative, U.S.A.; Missionary; Typology; Korean Americans; Generations; Korea (South); Participant observation; Authoritarianism; Conservative, Korea (South); Evangelical, U.S.A.; Patriarchy; Race; Evangelical, Korea (South)
  • Migration and conversion of Korean American Christians.
    Kim, Rebecca Y. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 190-208.

    Selective migration made Korean migrants to the U.S.A. disproportionately Christian. Conversion to conservative churches helped migrants cope with their experience, increasing the Christian presence. 2nd generation Korean Americans have their own congregations. There are Korean Christian missionaries to the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Korean Americans; Migrant; Missionary
  • La Virge et la Santa Maria. Les soeurs MIC et la plasticité des religions chinoises à l’Hôpital Général chinois de Manille (1921-1939).
    Laugrand, Frédéric (2014)
    Social Compass 61:4: 550-568.

    Catholic sisters from Canada established relationships with their Chinese immigrant patients in Manilla & converted some, but the conversions carried Chinese folk religion into the cult of the Virgin Mary.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionnaires de l'Immaculée-Conception; Syncretism; Sisters; Philippines, Manila; Missionary; Historical; Conversion; Catholic, Philippines; Chinese Filippinos
  • Korean missionaries: Preaching the gospel to "all nations," including the United States.
    Kim, Rebecca Y. (2013)
    In Afe Adogame and Shobana Shankar (eds.) Religion on the Move! New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World. Leiden: Brill, pp. 179-202.

    Associated Search Terms: Korean Americans; Missionary
  • Les utopies migrantes. Les missionnares français dans l’espace public bas-canadien, des années 1840 aux années 1870.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2013)
    In C. Quarta (ed.) Per un manifesto della "nuova utopia." Milano: Mimesis Edizioni pp. 227-246.

    Associated Search Terms: Utopian; Historical; Missionary; Identity; Canada; Education; Migrant
  • Short-Term Missions: Reinforcing Beliefs and Legitimating Poverty.
    Taylor, William Vaughan (2012)
    Unpublished M.A. Thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    Analyzes narratives given by returned short-term missionaries. They interpreted poverty n the nations they visited in terms of the people's shortcomings & thus legitimized it in their own thinking.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Poverty; Legitimation; Missionary
  • Migration, utopie et résilience. Des missions de la Nouvelle-France aux missionnaires français dans l'espace public bas-canadien (1840-1870).
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2012)
    Incursions 7: 78-120.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec; Historical; Missionary; Migration
  • Pour une sociologe du migrant. La figure du missionnaire.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2011)
    Incursions 4: 23-47.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary; Migrant
  • Les frontiers culturelles et institutionnelles du migrant: Les insertions des viateurs français, missionnaires en Bas-Canada (1847-1874).
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2011)
    Incursions 5: 10-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary; Migrant; Canada, Quebec; Catholic, Canada; Frontier; Historical
  • Christian Missionaries and Education in Former African Colonies: How Competition Mattered.
    Gallego, Francisco A., and Robert D. Woodberry (2010)
    Journal of African Economies 19:3: 294-329.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary; Education; Competition; Africa
  • Conversion and Mission: Missionary Insertion and the Social Conditions of Christianization.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2009)
    In Guiseppe Giordan (ed.) Conversion in the Age of Pluralism. Leiden: Brill, pp. 309-328.

    Missionary as foreigner, using illustrations from Catholic missions.

    Associated Search Terms: Stranger; Catholic; Schutz, Alfred; Missionary
  • Voices of Outreach: The Construction of Identity and Maintenance of Social Ties among Chavad-Lubavitch Emissaries.
    Berman, Elise (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:1: 69-85.

    Based on participant observation of 2 missionary Lubavitcher families in a British town.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Missionary; Jewish, Lubavitcher, Great Britain
  • Health and Missionary Service among Senior Couples in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Merrill, Ray M., Randy K. Baker, Lisa H. Gren, and Joseph L. Lyon (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:2: 156-165.

    Uses health insurance data to examine the relationship between health status & missionary volunteering among older U.S. Mormons.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Missionary; Health
  • Has Mission been Reversed? Reflections on Sociological Research with Non-Western Christian Missionaries in England.
    Catto, Rebecca (2008)
    In S. Spencer (ed.) Migration and Mission. Sheffield, UK: Cliff College Publishing, pp. 109-118.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary; Great Britain
  • "De facto Congregationalism" and Mormon Missionary Outreach: An Ethnographic Case Study.
    Phillips, Rick (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:4: 628-643.

    Based on ethnographic data on Mormon missionaries in New Jersey. While most denominations maintain vitality with decentralization, the Mormon church hinders its missionary effectiveness through over-centralization.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Missionary; Mormon, U.S.A.; United States, New Jersey
  • Portable Politics and Durable Religion: The Moral Worldviews of American Evangelical Missionaries.
    Wellman, James K., Jr., and Matthew Keyes (2007)
    Sociology of Religion 68:4: 383-406.

    Based on 2003-05 interviews with 27 American missionaries; their moral worldview innoculated them against cultural diversity.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; World view; Evangelical; Missionary
  • From Piety to Professionalism--and Back?: Transformations of Organized Religious Virtuosity.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2006)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Examines the effects of secularization of schools, charities, & hospitals on the female religious organizational sponsors; 36 focus groups conducted 1999-2000 with a missionary society, deaconesses, & Catholic sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Orders/congregations; Women; Change; Goal displacement; Deaconess; Organization; Identity; Focus group; Education; Hospital; Missionary; Secularization; Sisters
  • Extending the Metaphor: British Missionaries as Pilgrims in New Guinea.
    Fife, Wayne (2004)
    In Ellen Badone and Sharon R. Roseman (eds.) Intersecting Journeys. The Anthropology of Pilgrimage and Tourism. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 140-159.

    Associated Search Terms: Pilgrimage; Missionary; Papua-New Guinea
  • Heroes and Helpers, Missionaries and Teachers: Between Mimesis and Appropriation in Pre-Colonial New Guinea.
    Fife, Wayne (2002)
    Peoples and Culture in Oceania 18: 1-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Papua-New Guinea; Missionary
  • Peasant Resistance and Religious Protests in Early Philippine Society: Turning Friars against the Grain.
    Nadeau, Kathy (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of religion 41:1: 75-85.

    Friars early in the Spanish period of the Philippines met indigenous criteria of leadership.

    Associated Search Terms: Philippines; Missionary; Revolution; Peasant; Historical; Rural
  • Forty Years of Religion across Borders: Twilight of a Transnational Field?
    Cook, David A. (2002)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.) Religion Across Borders: Transnational Immigrant Networks. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira, pp. 51-74.

    Based on fieldwork with members of a Latino Protestant congregation in Houston who participate in transnational networks.

    Associated Search Terms: Argentina, Mendoza; Missionary; Latino Americans; Migrant; Brethren, U.S.A.; Transnational; United States, Texas, Houston; Brethren, Argentina; Diffusion
  • Creating the Moral Body: Missionaries and the Technology of Power in Early Papua New Guinea.
    Fife, Wayne (2001)
    Ethnology 40: 251-269.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Missionary; Papua-New Guinea
  • Irish Priests and American Catholicism: A Match Made in Heaven.
    Smith, William L. (1998)
    Research in the Social scientific Study of Religion 9: 49-73.

    Overview of the scholarly literature and primary information on Irish Catholic clergy ministering in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Clergy; Missionary; Irish
  • The Spirit and the Scapular: Pentecostal and Catholic interactions in norhtern Nyanga District, Zimbabwe in the 1950s and 1960s.
    Maxwell, David J. (1997)
    Journal of Southern African Studies 23:2: 283-300.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Zimbabwe; Catholic, Zimbabwe; Elim Pentecostal Church; Missionary; Popular religion; Zimbabwe
  • Membership Growth, Church Activity, and Missionary Recruitment.
    Shepherd, Gary, and Gordon Shepherd (1996)
    Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 29: 33-57.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Missionary; Mormon
  • Echoes of the Call: Identity and Ideology among American Missionaries in Ecuador.
    Swanson, Jeffrey (1995)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on life histories of 100 Evangelical missionaries in Quito.

    Associated Search Terms: Stranger; Evangelical, Ecuador; Missionary; Identity; Ecuador, Quito
  • Feeling the Spirit: Faith and Hope in an Evangelical Black Storefront Church.
    Kostarelos, Frances (1995)
    Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.

    1983-86 ethnography of a storefront African American church in Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Solidarity; African Americans; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Storefront church; Charisma; Participant observation; Missionary Baptist
  • "Gringo Jeringo": Anglo Mormon Missionary Culture in Bolivia.
    Knowlton, David Clark (1994)
    In Marie Cornwall, Tim B. Heaton, and Lawrence A. Young (eds.) Contemporary Mormonism. Social Science Perspectives. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 218-236.

    Explores the definition of self & other things accomplished by stories told among missionaries & their targets.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary; Folklore; Mormon, Bolivia; Bolivia
  • The Mormon Missionary Companionship.
    Parry, Keith (1994)
    In Marie Cornwall, Tim B. Heaton, and Lawrence A. Young (eds.) Contemporary Mormonism. Social Science Perspectives. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 182-206.

    Based on interviews with the University of Lethbridge Mormon students who had returned from missionary service.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary; Students, undergraduate; Mormon, Canada
  • The Missionary as Stranger: A Phenomenological Analysis of Christian Missionaries' Encounter with the Folk Religions of Thailand.
    Cohen, Erik (1990)
    Review of Religious Research 31:4: 337-350.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Stranger; Thailand; Missionary; Missions
  • Class Collaboration for the Sake of Religion: Elite Control and Social Mobility in a Nineteenth-century Colonial Mission.
    Miller, Jon (1990)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29:1: 35-53.

    Examines the Basel Mission to the Gold Coast as a mechanism for the missionaries' upward mobility.

    Associated Search Terms: Basel Mission; Mobility (vertical); Missionary; Ghana
  • First Corinthians Missionary Baptist Church: An Ethnography of an Evangelical Storefront Church in a Black Ghetto.
    Kostarelos, Frances (1990)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Storefront church; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Missionary Baptist; African Americans; Participant observation
  • Divinity Abroad: Dinka Missionaries in Foreign Lands.
    Johnson, Douglas H. (1988)
    In Wendy James and Douglas H. Johnson (eds.) Vernacular Christianity: Essays in the Social Anthropology of Religion Presented to Godfrey Lienhardt. Oxford: JASO, pp. 170-182.

    Associated Search Terms: Dinka; Missionary
  • Circulation of the Saints Revisited: A Longitudinal Look at Conservative Church Growth.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1983)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22:3: 253-262.

    Compares 1966-70 & '76-80 surveys of 20 Evangelical churches in a western Canadian city.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Membership; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Baptist, Canada; Nazarene, Canada; Plymouth Brethren, Canada; Missionary (denomination), Canada; Christian and Missionary Alliance, Canada; Salvation Army, Canada; Pentecostal, Canada
  • Colonial Evangelism: A Socio-Historical Study of an East African Mission at the Grassroots.
    Beidelman, Thomas O. (1982)
    Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Based on mission archives & ethnographic work in Ukaguru, Tanzania, at a mission among the Kaguru.

    Associated Search Terms: Tanzania, Ukaguru; Missions; Kaguro; Christian Missionary Society
  • Charisme, sacerdoce, fondation: autour de L.M. Grignion de Montfort.
    Séguy, Jean (1982)
    Social Compass 29:1: 5-24.

    Historical study of the charisma of an 18th century founder of 2 religious congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Daughters of Wisdom; Missionaries of the Society of Mary; Charisma
  • Ethnographic missionaire et fait religieux au XIXe: le cas de Madagascar.
    Raison, Françoise (1978)
    Revue française de sociologie 19:4: 523-549.

    Observes that 19th century Christian missionaries in Madagascar had a good ethnographic awareness, but because of their imposition of Christian/non-Christian categories they could not understand all that they had observed.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Malagasy; Missionary
  • The impact of Vatican II on the Marists in Oceania.
    Arbuckle, Gerald A. (1978)
    In James A. Boutilier, Daniel T. Hughes, and Sharon W. Tiffany (eds.) Mission, Church and Sect in Oceania. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp. 275-299.

    Associated Search Terms: Marist; Missionary; Orders/congregations; Vatican II; Catholic, Vatican II; Change; Oceania
  • The Making of Missionaries in the Nineteenth Century: Conversion and Convention.
    Potter, Sarah (1975)
    In Michael Hill (ed.) A Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 8. London: SCM Press, pp. 103-124.

    Historical sociology of the English mission societies in the 19th century.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Missionary; Historical
  • The Circulation of the Saints: A Study of People Who Join Conservative Churches.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:3: 273-283. [Also in Stewart Crysdale and Les Wheatcroft (eds.), Religion in Canadian Society (Toronto: Macmilan of Canada, 1976), pp. 346-358]

    Analyzes 1966-70 survey data from 20 Evangelical churches in a western Canadian city.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary (denomination), Canada; Plymouth Brethren, Canada; Salvation Army, Canada; Pentecostal, Canada; Membership; Baptist, Canada; Christian and Missionary Alliance, Canada; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Conversion; Nazarene, Canada
  • Changing Attitudes toward Ministry. A Case Study.
    Rashke, Richard (1973)
    Lumen vitae 28:3: 489-505.

    Analyzes 1971 questionnaire data from members of the Society of the Divine Word, a Catholic missionary order; notes tradition-oriented, witness-oriented, & development-oriented approaches toward ministry.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Society of the Divine Word; Catholic; Missionary; Clergy role
  • Réorientation ou désintégration? Une enquête sociologique sur une congrégation religieuse masculin aux Pays-Bas.
    Verdonk, A.L.T. (1971)
    Social Compass 18:1: 123-141.

    Reports data from a 1967 survey of members of the Netherlands Province of the Holy Family Missionaries.

    Associated Search Terms: Holy Family Missionaries; Catholic, Netherlands; Netherlands; Orders/congregations
  • The Christian Missionary: Agent of Secularization.
    Miller, Elmer S. (1970)
    Anthropological Quarterly 43:1: 14-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary; Secularization
  • The Decline of Sunday Schools in Sweden 1950-1965.
    Gustafsson, Berndt (1967)
    Social Compass 14:4: 297.

    Based on a study of free churches in Sweden; Sunday school attendance in them did not keep pace with the number of children in the nation.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, Sweden; Sweden; Baptist, Sweden; Methodist, Sweden; Swedish Missionary Society; Sunday school
  • L'Esprit et la Champ Oecuméniques de Pasteurs Sud-Américains.
    Lalive d'Epinay, Christian (1967)
    Social Compass 14:5/6: 423-437.

    Analyzes 1965-66 questionnaire data from South American Protestant pastors in Chile & seminarians in Argentina; focuses on attitudes toward 11 denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Methodist, Latin America; Latin America; Lutheran, Latin America; Jehovah´s Witness, Latin America; Christian and Missionary Alliance, Latin America; Catholic, Latin America; Anglican, Latin America; Ecumenism; Clergy
  • La mortalità dei missionari.
    Boldrini, Marcello, and Albine Ugge (1926)
    Milano: Publicazioni dell'Università Cattolica 2.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary; Mortality
  • Political Values of the American Missionary.
    Rankin, Henry William (1907)
    American Journal of Sociology 13:2: 145-182.

    Sees the Christian missionary in the orient as a statesman who takes a cosmic view of the duty & destiny of nations, in a spirit of human solidarity.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary
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