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MISSION EXPANSION THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Joanne Holman
Mission Expansion Through The Centuries
June 18th, 2015

Thesis Statement: This research proposal will capture the journey and contribution of mission through centuries in expansion of Christianity.
Christianity is a religion which has been diffused majorly through the missionaries. The Christian mission went many interior places to converts people into Christianities. Actually, this trend is even mentioned in the Bible where people were seen to be enamored by the personality of Jesus Christ. According to Daughrity, since time immemorial, missions have been playing important role to emerge Christianity as the religion followed by the largest population in the world.
This research proposal will try to capture the scenario and history of expansion of missions through the centuries. From a large part of eastern Mediterranean known as Levant originated Christianity and after a journey of extensively long passage of Jerusalem, Assyria and Egypt (to name a few), it had been adapted as the official religion in Armenia, Georgia, Aksumite Empire and Roman Empire successively. Missions bore the extensive responsibility of spreading Christianity in the colonies of European countries such as England, France, and Spain etc. but, the largest empire of the world, England was itself a pagan nation and converted into Christianity by the eighth century as the result of the mission in 597 AD led by Pope Gregory I. Missions were very influential in teaching values among the tribes and aboriginals of Africa, America and India. Most importantly, it is still an ongoing process may be the nature of process has changed. Previously, by the colonialists missions were used as a tool to expand the boundaries of colonies along with making the inhabitants enslave. Over the centuries, many people have adapted the life of missions to achieve inner peace and dedicate individual life for the sake of mankind and god.
Bibliography:
Daughrity, Dyron B. 'Assessing Christianity In Africa's Transforming Context'. Int Rev Missions 103, no. 2 (2014): 348-362.
Mullen, Roderic L. The Expansion Of Christianity. Leiden: Brill, 2004.
Paton, David M. M. 'CHRISTIAN MISSIONS AND THE COMMUNIST STATE;'. Studies in World Christianity 1, no. Part_2 (1995): 189-196.
Stanley, Brian. 'Editorial: Gender And Family In The History Of Christian Missions'. Studies in World Christianity 21, no. 1 (2015): 1-3.
Stanley, Brian. 'Editorial: Gender and Family In The History Of Christian Missions'. Studies in World Christianity 21, no. 1 (2015): 1-3.
Yates, T. E. The Expansion Of Christianity. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004.

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[ 2 ]. Dyron B. Daughrity, 'Assessing Christianity In Africa's Transforming Context', Int Rev Missions 103, no. 2 (2014): 348-362.
[ 3 ]. Roderic L Mullen, The Expansion Of Christianity (Leiden: Brill, 2004).

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