Jon Thares Davidann's A world of crisis and progress: the American YMCA in Japan, PDF

By Jon Thares Davidann

ISBN-10: 0934223432

ISBN-13: 9780934223430

3 comparable topics weave in the course of the adventure of the yankee YMCA missionaries and eastern Christians among 1890-1930: the relationship among nationwide identification and Christianity, ensuing conflicts among those Christians, and an alternating feel of trouble and development. within the Twenties, tensions among americans and jap leaders led the yankee YMCA missionary circulation to reevaluate its goal and compelled it clear of nationalism.

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Part of the crisis of American missions was the sensibility that home missions within the United States were being eroded by the moral corruptions of the urban areas and industrial factories. The crises from which Japanese Christians suffered were homegrown as well as international. Japanese Christians suffered from accusations of disloyalty within their country and, like American YMCA missionaries, they were concerned about moral decline in their homeland. Perhaps even more important to this project has been a change in assumptions about East/West influences.

S. Navy. In addition, rationalistic doctrines such as liberal theology were spreading from Europe to the rest of the world. It was feared that these doctrines would engulf orthodox evangelicalism. In this atmosphere, the cry of crisis also became a battle cry designed to wake missionaries and their supporters from their slumber. Finally, this call to a missionary revitalization took the form of a rhetorical ritual called a "Jeremiad" after the biblical Old Testament prophet, Jeremiah. Page 30 Sacvan Bercovitch in The American Jeremiad suggests that a Jeremiad is a ritualized form by which Christians challenge themselves to lead more faithful lives and to reenergize their covenant with God.

4 Even John R. Mott, whose rational calm was legendary, was moved to call the missionary situation a crisis in his book on the missionary watchword, Evangelization of the World in this Generation (1900). Mott succeeded in leading an entire generation of YMCA youth into the mission field as the chair of the YMCA's foreign work department, as the head of the Student Volunteer Movement, and as the best-known missionary statesman of his time. His book was widely read by YMCA missionaries out in the missionary field and by students thinking of a missionary career.

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