By David W. Scott
To identify highbrow connections among the research of globalization and this old atmosphere, the e-book indicates six metaphors for realizing the project. each one metaphor is predicated on a few element of secular globalization: the Methodist connection as a migratory community, project enterprises as multinational enterprises, the Malaysia undertaking as a franchise procedure, the Methodist Episcopal Church as a media conglomerate, venture associations as civil society firms, and Methodist challenge as an international vision.
In chapters exploring every one metaphor individually, the publication stories how each one kind of secular globalization services to create transnational connections sooner than analyzing the main points of the way the Malaysia challenge functioned in a similar way. alongside the best way, the e-book investigates the lives of all focused on the undertaking: missionaries, church contributors of the challenge, and venture supporters. even supposing Southeast Asia (including the Straits Settlements, Federated Malay States, Sarawak, and Netherlands Indies) and the us are vital geographic foci for the publication, India, China, Britain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Germany, Australia, and Canada all have components to play.
In exploring those metaphors, the ebook attracts on numerous scholarly fields together with migration reviews, enterprise background, media stories, political concept, and cultural heritage, mixing them jointly right into a social heritage of the undertaking. via so doing, it identifies either ways that the results of Christian challenge paralleled different globalizing forces and targeted contributions Christian venture made to turn-of-the-twentieth-century globalization.
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Via an exam of Methodist project to Southeast Asia on the flip of the 20th century, this broad-ranging e-book unites the heritage of globalization with the historical past of Christian venture and the heritage of Southeast Asia. The e-book explores the overseas connections cast by means of the Methodist Episcopal Church’s Malaysia challenge among 1885 and 1915, placing them within the context of a wave of globalization that was once sweeping the realm at the moment, together with major advancements in Southeast Asia.
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