Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Norman Anderson and the Christian Mission to Modernize Islam$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Todd Thompson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190697624

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190697624.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 26 November 2020

Christian Missions and Islam in the 1950s

Christian Missions and Islam in the 1950s

(p.115) 5 Christian Missions and Islam in the 1950s
Norman Anderson and the Christian Mission to Modernize Islam

Todd M. Thompson

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyses Norman Anderson’s contribution to the reassessment and revision of the evangelical missionary engagement with Islam in the 1950s. It focuses on his participation in multiple influential Christian missionary conferences concerned with articulating general principles to guide evangelistic outreach to Muslims and compares his theological conclusions with those of other key Christian missionary thinkers such as Kenneth Cragg. While Anderson differed with Cragg on many points, they were both attempting to help formulate a theologically grounded response to the growth of nationalist movements, the apparent revival of non-Christian religions and the decline of European imperial influence.

Keywords:   Norman Anderson, Evangelical missionary, Islam, Christian missionary conferences, missionary engagement with Islam, 1950s, Nationalist movements, Non-Christian religions, Kenneth Cragg

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .