Basel Mission
Christine Christ-von Wedel, Thomas Kuhn (Hg.)

Basel Mission

People, History, Perspectives 1815–2015

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Twenty authors from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe describe the gripping and eventful history of the Basel Mission – a history characterised by impressive people and their often-astonishing biographies. The sons of simple farmers and craftsmen, for instance, turned into fearless evangelisers, or even influential linguists and geographers. If they initially believed in the superiority of European-Christian civilisation, they learned more and more to estimate the intrinsic value of social systems in the mission areas. For a long time the leadership at home consisted of a small circle of pietists from Basel, who led the Mission through ups and downs with devout energy and rigor.

This richly illustrated book provides a memorable introduction to the history of the Basel Mission and presents perspectives on current missionary theory and practice.

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Seitenanzahl 243 arabisch
Info mit zahlreichen Abbildungen
Bindung Buch, Gebunden
ISBN 978-3-7965-3404-1
Erscheinungsdatum 29.06.2015


Christine Christ-von Wedel, born in Reinbek near Hamburg in 1948 , studied general and church history and philosophy in Hamburg and Basel and completed her doctoral degree in Basel on Erasmus of Rotterdam. She stepped onto the international scene with a number of publications on church history and is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Swiss Reformation History at the University of Zurich. She was president of Mission 21 from 2012 to 2014.

Thomas K. Kuhn, born 1963, studied theology in Bonn, Marburg, Wuppertal and Basel; Doctorate and habilitation completed in Basel. 2007 to 2010, professor at the protestant university of Applied Sciences Rhineland-Westphalia-Lippe in Bochum; professor of church history at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University in Greifswald since 2010. Research interests include, amongst others, the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as the history of Christendom in Southwest Germany and Switzerland.