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Hymns and the Christian Myth

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In Hymns and the Christian Myth, Lionel Adey demonstrates that over the centuries shifts emphasizing particular elements of the Christian faith accord with the interests and concerns of the times in which the hymns were composed.

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Thomas Crosby and the Tsimshian

Small Shoes for Feet Too Large

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Clarence Bolt demonstrates that the Aboriginal peoples of Canada were conscious participants in the acculturation and conversion process -- as long as this met their goals.

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A Heart at Leisure from Itself

Caroline Macdonald of Japan

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This book throws light on Japanese-Canadian relations in the first few decades of this century.

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Positioning the Missionary

John Booth Good and the Confluence of Cultures in Nineteenth-Century British Columbia

UBC Press

This book examines Anglican missionary work in nineteenth-century British Columbia at several scales: the local ethnographic literature; histories of contact and conflict in mainland B.C. from the early nineteenth century; the theology and sociology of mission; and the recent critical literature on European colonialism.

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Women and the White Man's God

Gender and Race in the Canadian Mission Field

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Based on diaries, letters, and mission correspondence, this is the first comprehensive examination of women’s roles in Anglican missions that were active in northern British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories between 1860 and 1940.

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Modern Women Modernizing Men

The Changing Missions of Three Professional Women in Asia and Africa, 1902-69

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Explores how professionalism, religion, and feminism came together to enable missionary women to become the colleagues and mentors of Western and non-Western men.

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Pilgrims, Patrons, and Place

Localizing Sanctity in Asian Religions

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Anthropologists, religious scholars, and art historians contemplate sacred place and sacred biography in Asia to show how secular politics, religious experience, and sectarian rivalry intersect.

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Negotiated Memory

Doukhobor Autobiographical Discourse

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This demonstrates how the Doukhobors employed both “classic” and alternative forms of autobiography to communicate their views about communal living, vegetarianism, activism, and spiritual life, as well as to pass on traditions to successive generations.

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The Courts and the Colonies

The Litigation of Hutterite Church Disputes

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A detailed account of the litigation between various Hutterite factions and colonies in Manitoba and the US that led to a major division in the 1990s.

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Images in Asian Religions

Text and Contexts

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A comprehensive and balanced look at the role of images in Asian religions, which examines aspects of the reception of image worship that have only begun to be studied.

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Reclaiming Adat

Contemporary Malaysian Film and Literature

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Weaves a wealth of cultural theory into a rare analysis of Malay cinema and the work of new Malaysian anglophone writers.

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Japan's Modern Prophet

Uchimura Kanzô, 1861-1930

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Charts the introduction of Christianity to Japan through the life of Uchimura Kanzô, was one of Japan’s foremost thinkers, whose ideas influenced contemporary novelists, statesmen, reformers, and religious leaders.

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Gandharan Buddhism

Archaeology, Art, and Texts

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The essays in this volume reassess Gandharan Buddhism in light of these findings, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach that illuminates the complex historical and cultural dynamics of the region.

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Healing Henan

Canadian Nurses at the North China Mission, 1888-1947

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Set against a backdrop of war and revolution, this book brings sixty years of missionary nursing out of the shadows by examining how Canadian nurses shaped health care in the province of Henan and how China, in turn, influenced the nature of missionary nursing.

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Defining Harm

Religious Freedom and the Limits of the Law

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American Missionaries, Christian Oyatoi, and Japan, 1859-73

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Investigates the impact of American Protestant missions on modern Japan and Japanese-American relations.

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Reforming Japan

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in the Meiji Period

UBC Press

Challenges received notions about women’s political involvement and engagement with the state in Meiji Japan by exploring the activism of members of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.

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Asian Religions in British Columbia

UBC Press

This path-breaking book offers the first comprehensive, comparative examination of Asian religions in British Columbia. Its insightful and accessible community accounts offer intimate portraits of local religious groups, including Hindus and Sikhs from South Asia; Buddhist organizations from Southeast Asia; and Tibetan, Japanese, and Chinese religions from East and Central Asia.

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