American Missionaries in Iran during the 1960s and 1970s
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 22 September 2020
  • ISBN : 9783030512149
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters
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Get a book entitled American Missionaries in Iran during the 1960s and 1970s, was written by Philip O. Hopkins and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 22 September 2020 with total pages 272. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This work explores the interaction of American Protestant missionaries with Iranians during the 1960s and 1970s. It focuses on the missionary activities of four American Protestant groups: Presbyterians, Assemblies of God, International Missions, and Southern Baptists. It argues that American missionaries’ predisposition toward their own culture confused their message of the gospel and added to the negative perception of Christianity among Iranians. This bias was seen primarily in the American missionaries’ desire to modernize Iran through education and healthcare, and between the missionaries’ relationship with Iranian Christians. Iranian attitudes towards missionary involvement in these areas are investigated, as is the changing American missionary strategy from a traditional method where missionaries had the final say on most matters related to American and Iranian Christian interaction, to the beginnings of an indigenous system where a partnership developed between the missionary and the Iranian Christian.