The Resource Protestants abroad : how missionaries tried to change the world but changed America, David A. Hollinger

Protestants abroad : how missionaries tried to change the world but changed America, David A. Hollinger

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Protestants abroad : how missionaries tried to change the world but changed America
Title
Protestants abroad
Title remainder
how missionaries tried to change the world but changed America
Statement of responsibility
David A. Hollinger
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Language
eng
Summary
Between the 1890s and the Vietnam era, many thousands of American Protestant missionaries were sent to live throughout the non-European world. They expected to change the people they encountered, but those foreign people ended up transforming the missionaries. Their experience abroad made many of these missionaries and their children critical of racism, imperialism, and religious orthodoxy. When they returned home, they brought new liberal values back to their own society. Protestants Abroad reveals the untold story of how these missionary-connected individuals left an enduring mark on American public life as writers, diplomats, academics, church officials, publishers, foundation executives, and social activists.David A. Hollinger provides riveting portraits of such figures as Pearl Buck, John Hersey, and Life and Time publisher Henry Luce, former "mish kids" who strove through literature and journalism to convince white Americans of the humanity of other peoples. Hollinger describes how the U.S. government's need for citizens with language skills and direct experience in Asian societies catapulted dozens of missionary-connected individuals into prominent roles in intelligence and diplomacy. Meanwhile, Edwin Reischauer and other scholars with missionary backgrounds led the growth of Foreign Area Studies in universities during the Cold War. The missionary contingent advocated multiculturalism and anticolonialism, pushed their churches in ecumenical and social-activist directions, and joined with Jewish intellectuals to challenge traditional Protestant cultural hegemony and promote a pluralist vision of American life. Missionary cosmopolitans were the Anglo-Protestant counterparts of the New York Jewish intelligentsia of the same era.Protestants Abroad reveals the crucial role that missionary-connected American Protestants played in the development of modern American liberalism, and how they helped other Americans reimagine their nation's place in the world. (Publisher)
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Hollinger, David A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BV2410
LC item number
.H65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Missions, American
  • Protestant churches
  • United States
  • Missions, American
  • Protestant churches
  • United States
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Protestants abroad : how missionaries tried to change the world but changed America, David A. Hollinger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the Protestant boomerang -- To make the crooked straight : Henry Luce, Pearl Buck, and John Hersey -- To save the plan : can missions be revised? -- The Protestant International and the political mobilization of churches -- Anticolonialism vs. Zionism -- Who is my brother? the white peril and the Japanese -- Telling the truth about two Chinas -- Creating America's Thailand in diplomacy and fiction -- Against Orientalism : universities and modern Asia -- Toward the Peace Corps : post-missionary service abroad -- Of one blood : joining the civil rights struggle at home -- Conclusion : Cain's answer
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691158433
Lccn
2017022440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)974676434
  • (OCoLC)ocn974676434
Label
Protestants abroad : how missionaries tried to change the world but changed America, David A. Hollinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the Protestant boomerang -- To make the crooked straight : Henry Luce, Pearl Buck, and John Hersey -- To save the plan : can missions be revised? -- The Protestant International and the political mobilization of churches -- Anticolonialism vs. Zionism -- Who is my brother? the white peril and the Japanese -- Telling the truth about two Chinas -- Creating America's Thailand in diplomacy and fiction -- Against Orientalism : universities and modern Asia -- Toward the Peace Corps : post-missionary service abroad -- Of one blood : joining the civil rights struggle at home -- Conclusion : Cain's answer
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691158433
Lccn
2017022440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)974676434
  • (OCoLC)ocn974676434

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