American Missionaries in Iran during the 1960s and 1970s

Authors: Hopkins, Philip O.

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  • Explores the interaction of American Protestant missionaries with Iranians during the 1960s and 1970s
  • 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
  • Focuses on the missionary activities of four American Protestant groups: Presbyterians, Assemblies of God, International Missions, and Southern Baptists
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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. 

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Philip O Hopkins is Associate Professor of Church History at Gateway Seminary, USA, Associate Research Fellow for the Institute of Iranian Studies at the University of St Andrews, UK, and Lecturer of Christianity and Islam at the Russian-Armenian University in Yerevan, Armenia. He is part of the editorial board for Iran and the Caucasus and has PhDs in Applied Theology and Iranian History.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
American Missionaries in Iran during the 1960s and 1970s
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51214-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51214-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51213-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 272
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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