International Religious Networks

International Religious Networks

Edited by Jeremy Gregory, Hugh McLeod

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Overview

Overview

Gives new answers to the question: what is it about religion that gives it such leverage and such an ability to transcend national and regional boundaries and divides?
The international religious networks explored in this volume range from the cults of early medieval saints to the ecumenical networks and friendships which developed in the twentieth century. The essays reveal the diversity of religious networks over the centuries and engage with enduring questions that transcend national, geographical and sectarian boundaries. Networks could be of ideas or of people but most commonly involved both. They could be supported through formal organizations, institutions and bureaucracies or through more informal personal ties, such as friendships and acquaintances. Some international networks sustained a particular interest group, sect or denomination; others aspired to be ecumenical and all-encompassing. Networks might be created by, or around, a single individual; they could span an entire institutionally organized church; or, potentially, they could hope to include the whole of Christendom or even aim to connect a range of different world religions. Networks might be made up of largely like-minded individuals sharing largely similar perspectives, or they could bring diverse individuals and groups together to focus on a specific religious issue, concern or personality.
The book offers answers to the following questions. How far has religion, both in terms of the ideas it creates and in terms of its practitioners and adherents, been especially good at forming international networks? What is it about religion that gives it such leverage and such an ability to transcend national and regional boundaries and divides? These questions have some relevance for our understanding of the networks sustained by different religious faiths at the present time, as well as for understanding the strains in keeping international religious networks intact.

JEREMY GREGORY is Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Manchester; HUGH MCLEOD is Emeritus Professor of Church History at the University of Birmingham.

Contributors: SHIN AHN, BRENDA BOLTON, BARBARA BOMBI, ANNE J. DUGGAN, JEREMY GREGORY, DAVID HEMPTON, TORSTEIN JRGENSEN, ANDREW JOTISCHKY, STUART MEWS, KEIKO NOWACKA, MIKA PAJUNEN, CLOTILDE PRUNIER, TINE REEH, BJÖRN RYMAN, ALEC RYRIE, IAN J. SHAW, DAMIAN J. SMITH, DAVID M. THOMPSON, DAG THORKILDSEN, CHRISTINE WALSH, CECILIA WEJRYD, JOHN WOLFFE

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September 2012
314 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Studies in Church History: Subsidia
ISBN: 9780954681005
Format: Hardback
Ecclesiastical History Society
BIC HRAX, 1D, 2AB
BISAC SOC039000, REL033000, REL016000
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Jeremy Gregory and Hugh McLeod
Medieval Saints' Cults as International Networks: The Example of the Cult of St Katherine of Alexandria - Christine Walsh
St Sabas and the Palestinian Monastic Network under Crusader Rule - Andrew Jotischky
Religious Networks in Action: The European Expansion of the Cult of St Thomas of Canterbury - Anne J. Duggan
Networking to Orthodoxy: The Case of Durán of Huesca - Damian J. Smith
Networks of Ideas, Networks of Men: Clerical Reform, Parisian Theologians and the Movement to Reform Prostitutes in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century France - Keiko Nowacka
From Frontier to Mission: Networking by Unlikely Allies in the Church International, 1198-1216 - Brenda H. Bolton
An Archival Network: The Teutonic Knights between the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Century - Barbara Bombi
John Knox's International Network - Alec Ryrie
Scottish Catholic Correspondence Networks in Eighteenth-Century Europe - Clotilde Prunier
Transatlantic Anglican Networks, c.1680 - c.1770: Transplanting, Translating and Transforming the Church of England - Jeremy Gregory
International Religious Networks: Methodism and Popular Protestantism, c.1750 - 1850 - David Hempton
Revivalism, Emigration and Religious Networks in Nineteenth-Century Norway - Dag Thorkildsen
Transatlantic Visitors and Evangelical Networks, 1829-61 - John Wolffe
An Englishman Abroad: The International Networks of a Nineteenth-Century Congregationalist - Ian J. Shaw
A Female Force despite Mockery and Contempt: Women's Mission Groups in Norway as Social, Religious and International Network Builders - Torstein Jorgensen
A Glocal Knitwork: Sewing Circles in the Church of Sweden as a Global Women's Network - Cecilia Wejryd
The International Religious Network of Yun Chi-ho (1865-1965): Mission or Dialogue? - Shin Ahn
Global Visions and Patriotic Sentiments: The Rise and Fall of Ecumenical Reputations, 1890-1922 - Stuart Mews
The Ecumenical Network, 1920-48 - David M. Thompson
The International Horizon and the National Crisis: Hal Koch's International Intellectual Network, Experience and Influences during the 1930s - Tine Reeh
Bureaucratic or Personal Networks? Formation of the Ecumenical Movement during the Second World War - Björn Ryman
The Nordic Network shows its Weakness as the Cold War sets in: The Visit of the Rev. A. Cotter to the Nordic Lutheran Churches of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, 1946 - Mika Pajunen

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