Kristendom i grænseland

Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift

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Title Kristendom i grænseland
 
Creator Kastfelt, Niels
 
Subject Historiography
World Christianity
Missionaries
Borders
Relativism
Pluralism
Modernity
 
Description This article discusses general historiographical perspectives emerging from a religious encounter between Danish missionaries and the Bachama people in northern Nigeria in the twentieth century. The general points relate to the role of Christian missionaries in the making of modern Christianity. It is argued that missionaries should be seen as the spearheads of modern Christianity through their experience of religious pluralism and relativism in religious encounters outside Europe. The paper uses the concept of the border to characterise a particular “borderland Christianity” emerging from missionary situations. By way of conclusion it is argued that the borderland experience of missionaries was made part of Western Christianity and constitutes a potentially important but neglected part of the historical development of Christianity in the modern world.
 
Publisher Forlaget eksistensen
 
Date 2018-05-21
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Identifier https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/105817
10.7146/dtt.v76i3.105817
 
Source Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift; Årg. 76 Nr. 3 (2013); 2-20
Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift; Vol 76 No 3 (2013); 2-20
0105-3191
 
Language da
 
Rights Ophavsret (c) 2018 Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift
 

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