The Heavens Are Changing: Nineteenth-Century Protestant Missions and Tsimshian Christianity
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2003 - 416 頁
In The Heavens Are Changing Susan Neylan offers a fresh perspective on Aboriginal encounters with Protestant missions, exploring how the Tsimshian in nineteenth-century British Columbia took an active and important role in shaping forms of Christianity and, in turn, were shaped by them. She examines the nature of Protestant missions in their first generation on the north coast of British Columbia (1857-1901), focusing on the Aboriginal roles in Christianization. She pays special attention to the Euro-Canadian missionary perspective, the viewpoints of First Nations themselves, and particular events that illuminate the negotiation of Christian identities, such as forms of worship, naming practices, and mission housing. While the Euro-Canadian record dominates historical missionary sources, Aboriginal writings illustrate both a genuine evangelicalism and an indigenized Christianity. Christian meanings were constantly challenged from both within and without the mission context through revivalism and group evangelism. Neylan interprets the relationship forged between the Tsimshian and Euro-Canadian missionaries as a dialogue, although not necessarily a mutually beneficial one. The process by which power was unequally distributed through missionization exposes the extent to which the social and cultural meanings of Tsimshian daily life were contested and negotiated in encounters with Christianity.
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
The Spiritual Dimensions of Tsimshian Culture
Driftwood on Their Shores and the Mission to Convert
Proselytizing from within The Native Christian and Catechist
Until the Gospel Came and Lifted Her Perspectives on Christian Native Women and Families
The Selfreflections of Arthur Wellington Clah
Prophets Revivals and Evangelists
The Politics of Everyday Life
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第 24 頁 - Indeed, it is in discourse that power and knowledge are joined together. And for this very reason, we must conceive discourse as a series of discontinuous segments whose tactical function is neither uniform nor stable.