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Interdisciplinary Studies in Universal and Local Expressions of the Christian Faith 
Volume Editors: Joel Cabrita, David Maxwell, and Emma Wild-Wood
Existing scholarship on World Christianities tends to privilege the local and the regional. In addition to offering an explanation for this tendency, the editors and contributors of this volume also offer a new perspective. An Introduction, Afterword and case-studies argue for the importance of transregional connections in the study of Christianity worldwide. Returning to an older post-war conception of ‘World Christianity’ as an international, ecumenical fellowship, the present volume aims to highlight the universalist, globalising aspirations of many Christians worldwide. While we do not neglect the importance of the local, our aim is to give due weight to the significant transregional networks and exchanges that have constituted Christian communities, both historically and in the present day.

Contributors are: J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Naures Atto, Joel Cabrita, Pedro Feitoza, David C. Kirkpatrick, Chandra Mallampalli, David Maxwell, Dorottya Nagy, Peter C. Phan, Andrew Preston, Joel Robbins, Chloe Starr, Charlotte Walker-Said, Emma Wild-Wood.

Volume Editors: Ignacio Gallup-Diaz and Geoffrey Plank
Quakers and Native Americans examines the history of interactions between Quakers and Native Americans (American Indians). Fourteen scholarly essays cover the period from the 1650s to the twentieth century. American Indians often guided the Quakers by word and example, demanding that they give content to their celebrated commitment to peace. As a consequence, the Quakers’ relations with American Indians has helped define their sense of mission and propelled their rise to influence in the U.S. Quakers have influenced Native American history as colonists, government advisors, and educators, eventually promoting boarding schools, assimilation and the suppression of indigenous cultures. The final two essays in this collection provide Quaker and American Indian perspectives on this history, bringing the story up to the present day.

Contributors include: Ray Batchelor, Lori Daggar, John Echohawk, Stephanie Gamble, Lawrence M. Hauptman, Allison Hrabar, Thomas J. Lappas, Carol Nackenoff, Paula Palmer, Ellen M. Ross, Jean R. Soderlund, Mary Beth Start, Tara Strauch, Marie Balsley Taylor, Elizabeth Thompson, and Scott M. Wert.
Die Begegnung griechischer und syrischer Traditionsautorität in der Ephraemvita und der miaphysitisch-chalkedonische Konflikt
Author: Nestor Kavvadas
In Ephraem der Syrer und Basilios der Große, Justinian und Edessa untersucht Nestor Kavvadas die syrische Vita des Heiligen Ephraem, die in Edessa zum Höhepunkt des Konflikts zwischen der syrischen miaphysitischen Bewegung und der pro-chalkedonischen Kirchenpolitik Justinians komponiert wurde, und vergleicht sie mit einigen früheren griechisch-kappadokischen Hagiographien um Ephraem und Basilios von Caesarea, der in Ephraems Vita gleichsam als dessen Patron erscheint. Der Autor zeigt, dass während diese griechischen Hagiographien dazu bestimmt waren, Ephraem als Vater der chalkedonischen, byzantinischen orthodoxen Kirche zu reklamieren, die edessenische Ephraemvita Teil eines Versuchs der syrischen miaphysitischen Bewegung war, Exklusivrecht auf Ephraem sowie Basilios, und damit auf das Erbe der Kirchenväter, zu beanspruchen. Dann stellt der Autor heraus, wie die Ephraemvita, einmal „entschlüsselt“, ihr historisches Umfeld in ein neues Licht stellen kann.

In Ephrem der Syrer und Basilios der Große, Justinian und Edessa, Nestor Kavvadas examines the Syriac “Life” of Saint Ephrem, composed in Edessa at the time when the Syriac Miaphysite movement was opposing Justinian’s pro-Chalcedonian politics, and compares it with several earlier Greek Cappadocian hagiographies about Ephrem and Basil of Caesarea, who is presented almost as Ephrem’s patron in the latter’s “Life”. The author shows that while the Greek hagiographies were meant to (re)claim Ephrem as a Father of the (Chalcedonian) Byzantine Orthodox Church, Ephrem’s Syriac “Life” was part of an attempt by the Syriac Miaphysite movement to claim exclusive rights on both Ephrem and Basil as representatives of the entire legacy of the Church Fathers. Then, the author points out how the “Life”, once de-coded, can in turn shed light on its historical setting.
Author: Anne Thompson
In Parish Clergy Wives in Elizabethan England, Anne Thompson shifts the emphasis from the institution of clerical marriage to the people and personalities involved. Women who have hitherto been defined by their supposed obscurity and unsuitability are shown to have anticipated and exhibited the character, virtues, and duties associated with the archetypal clergy wife of later centuries.
Through adept use of an extensive and eclectic range of archival material, this book offers insights into the perception and lived experience of ministers’ wives. In challenging accepted views on the social status of clergy wives and their role and reception within the community, new light is thrown on a neglected but crucial aspect of religious, social, and women’s history.
Author: David Emmett

missionaries were responsible’, thus revealing not only the accuracy of the historical detail, but as the present director of the cem , his inevitable western missionary bias. 9 While Garrard’s writing here, faute de mieux has been useful for filling in historical detail, he arguably does not colour

In: W.F.P. Burton (1886-1971): A Pentecostal Pioneer's Missional Vision for Congo
Author: David Emmett

was the first ever conference with Congolese present as delegates, Burton wrote about a previous attempt to hold such a conference and how the ‘native teachers’ had been asked what they would like to discuss. He writes how at that earlier conference, ‘They floundered like little children, talked of a

In: W.F.P. Burton (1886-1971): A Pentecostal Pioneer's Missional Vision for Congo
Author: David Emmett

writes his first letter ever addressed to all the members of the pmu : When I joined you in June 1911, it was with the clear understanding that we should have perfect liberty to act as we believe God to be directing. Your statement (as made by Mr. Small, & assented to by the rest of those present

In: W.F.P. Burton (1886-1971): A Pentecostal Pioneer's Missional Vision for Congo
Author: David Emmett

Evangelists’ Few have ever written about the main character of this chapter. It is only now in pentecostal historiography that the full name of Ngoloma Ndela Bantu has been written down. 22 The chronicle of Ngoloma is presented here as case study of a frontier narrative. It firstly proves the

In: W.F.P. Burton (1886-1971): A Pentecostal Pioneer's Missional Vision for Congo
Author: David Emmett

whatsoever by the Mission upon Women’s Ministry or work’. 123 Within a month, the idealistic unity and helpfulness had gone awry and Smith Wigglesworth was reporting to Boddy and the rest of the pmu present that ‘Messrs Burton and Salter are experiencing some difficulty with this Mission [the pm

In: W.F.P. Burton (1886-1971): A Pentecostal Pioneer's Missional Vision for Congo