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THEO 251 - Global Christianity: Keywords

An examination of Christian religious change and its impact on societies around the world and focuses on the size and geographic distribution of the world’s Christian population.

LC Subject Headings Searches

Missions and World Christianity: relevant Library of Congress subject headings

Subject headings related to missions and world Christianity are diverse.  Try these::

  • Missions--[name of country]
  • Missions--Agricultural work
  • Missions--Educational work
  • Missions--Industrial work
  • Missions--Linguistic work
  • Missions--Theory
  • Missions, Medical--[name of country]
  • Missions to the blind
  • Missions to Jews
  • Missions to lepers
  • [a people group]--Missions to
  • Missionaries, Medical
  • Missionaries--[name of country]--biography
  • Missionaries--Training of
  • Women missionaries

Integrating Christianity into non-Western context:

  • Christianity and culture--[name of country]
  • Church and social problems--[name of country]
  • Church work with the poor--[name of country]

Indigenous church bodies, actions, groups, etc.:

  • Catholic Church--[name of country]
  • Christianity--[name of country]
  • Christian sects--[name of country]
  • [name of country]--Church history
  • [denomination]--[name of country]
  • Pentecostal churches--[name of country]
  • Christian education--[name of country]
  • Christian literature, [language]
  • Christian literature--Publication and distribution--[name of country]
  • Evangelistic work--[name of country]
  • Theology, doctrinal--[name of country]
  • Middle Eastern Christianity
  • Eastern European Christianity
  • Western European Christianity
  • Latin American and Caribbean Christianity
  • North American Christianity
  • Asian Christianity
  • African Christianity Oceanic Christianity

 

LC Subject Headings

Use these to do a SUBJECT Search

Baptists -- Missions
Brethren Church (Ashland Group) -- Missions
Catholic Church -- Missions
Church of England -- Missions
Church of the Brethren -- Missions
Congregational churches -- Missions
Disciples of Christ -- Missions
Episcopal Church -- Missions
Franciscans -- Missions
Jesuits -- Missions
Lutheran Church -- Missions
Mennonites -- Missions
Methodist Church -- Missions
Methodist Episcopal Church -- Missions
Moravian Church -- Missions
Moravians -- Missions
Presbyterian Church -- Missions
Protestant churches -- Missions
Restoration movement (Christianity) -- Missions
Society of Friends -- Missions
Southern Baptist Convention -- Missions
United Methodist Church (U.S.) -- Missions
Wesleyan Methodist Church -- Missions


Children -- Conversion to Christianity
Children of missionaries
Christian converts
Christian converts from Buddhism
Christian converts from Hinduism
Christian converts from Islam
Christian converts from Judaism
Church growth
Church work
College students in missionary work
Conversion
Conversion -- Biblical teaching
Conversion -- Christianity
Conversion -- Early works to 1800
Conversion -- History
Conversion -- History of doctrines
Conversion -- Psychological aspects
Conversion -- Psychology
Conversion -- Sermons
Converts
Converts -- Biography
Evangelistic work
Evangelistic work -- [name of country]
Evangelistic work -- Africa
Evangelistic work -- Asia
Evangelistic work -- Biblical teaching
Evangelistic work -- Caribbean Area
Evangelistic work -- China
Evangelistic work -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Evangelistic work -- History
Evangelistic work -- Kenya
Evangelistic work -- Latin America
Evangelistic work -- Methodology
Evangelistic work -- Philosophy
Evangelistic work -- Study and teaching
Evangelistic work -- United States
Lay missionaries
Missionaries
Missionaries -- Africa
Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election
Missionaries -- Biography
Missionaries -- Caribbean Area
Missionaries -- China
Missionaries -- China -- Biography
Missionaries -- China -- Tibet
Missionaries -- Haiti
Missionaries -- Middle East
Missionaries -- Psychology
Missionaries -- Training of
Missionaries' spouses
Part-time missionaries
Proselytizing
Protestant converts
Theology, Practical
Women in missionary work
Women missionaries
Youth in missionary work

Women -- Caribbean Area
Women -- Haiti
Women -- Middle East
Women -- Saudi Arabia

Christianity -- Africa
Christianity -- Africa, East
Christianity -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Christianity -- Asia
Christianity -- Caribbean Area
Christianity -- China
Christianity -- Kenya
Christianity -- Middle East


Africa -- Church history
Africa, East -- Church history
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Church history
Asia -- Church history
Caribbean Area -- Church history
China -- Church history
Haiti -- Church history
Kenya -- Church history
Middle East -- Church history


Africa -- Religion
Africa, East -- Religion
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Religion
Caribbean Area -- Religion
China -- Religion
Haiti -- Religion
Kenya -- Religion
Middle East -- Religion
Tibet (China) -- Religion

Africa -- Description and travel
Africa, East -- Description and travel
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Description and travel
China -- Description and travel
Haiti -- Description and travel
Kenya -- Description and travel
Saudi Arabia -- Description and travel
Middle East -- Description and travel
Tibet (China) -- Description and travel

"Sample" Search Strategy Using Venezuela - Developing Keyword Searches

Apply the sample strategy to your Global Christianity Paper - First decide on a country or region..

Think of these questions as you gather background for your assignments

o   Study your country's culture

o   Study your country's current events

o   Study the religion/s in your country

o   What are churches doing their today?

o   What do new church workers need to know before they go there?

Country Culture News Religion/s Need to know before going there

Focused Keyword

Venezuela

49.9% Multiracial Historically friendly diplomatic relationship between the Venezuela and the United States drastically deteriorated in the 21st century. 92% nominally Roman Catholic Political corruption

Broader Keyword

Latin America

42.2% White Grass roots activists. 8% are either irreligious, Protestant, or a member of another religion. Globally, it seeks a "multi-polar" world based on strengthened ties among Third World countries

Broadest Keyword

South America

3.5% Black / African descent; 2.7% Amerindian; 1.1& others Drug trade The Venezuelan Evangelical Council estimates that Evangelical Protestants constitute 10% of the population.

Former Spanish Colony

(postcolonialism)

 

Use the keywords below to fill in a chart like you see above to help you search CLICsearch and our Databases.  Be mindful of conext and expanding on information like this according to your professor's guidance.

Significant keyword terms to do a Keyword search in CLICsearch

African Americans -- Religion

African Christianity

Ambiguity

Analysis

Asia; Africa; Latin America (add to your subject keyword)

Authority

Black theology -- History

Bridges

Catholic Church -- Missions

Charismatic Renewal

Christian sects

Christian social responsibility

Christian Sociology

Christianity and culture

Christianity and justice

Christianity and other religions

Christianity -- Developing countries

Christianity -- Forecasting

Christianity -- Statistics

Church and minorities

Church and Social Problems

Church and the world

Church growth

Church History

Church history -- 20th century

Church history -- 21st century

Church membership

Church -- Unity

Church work with immigrants -- United States

Church work with minorities

Church work with the poor

Colonial/ism

Communication -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

Communion

Community

Comparative

Conflict

Context

Contextualization

Conversion

Converts

Cross Cultural

Denominations

Denominationalism

Dialogue -- Religious aspects

Dialogue -- Religious aspects -- Islam

Dignity

Discipling (Christianity)

Diversity

Dogmatism

Ecclesiastical geography

Ecclesiology

Ecumenical movement

Emancipation

Empire

Ethnicity -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

Ethnography/ic

European Christianity

Evangelistic work

Evangelistic work -- Catholic Church

Evangelistic work -- Papal documents

Exclusivism

Faith/s

Feminist Theology

Foreign Policy

Global Church

Global context

“Global South” (ie, Latin America, Africa and Asia) (Use parens. to do a phrase search on this one).

Globalization

Growth

Human rights -- Religious aspects

Immigration and immigration -- Religious aspects

Immigrants -- Religious life -- United States

Imperialism

impoverishment

Inclusivism

Indians of North America

Intercultural communication -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

Interdenominational cooperation

Interfaith

International relations

Land

Liberation theology -- History

Liberty -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

Magisterium

Marginalization

Mission

Mission of the church

Missionary/ies

Missions -- Papal documents

Missions -- Theory

Multiculturalism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

National Characteristics

New Church

New Order

Oppressed

origin

Peacemaking

Pentecostalism

Persecution

Perspective

Pluralism

Polity

Postcolonial

Postmodernism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

Preferential option for the poor

Reconciliation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

Reframing

Religion and justice

Religion and sociology

Religions -- Relations

Religious diversity

Religious pluralism

Religious tolerance

Revival Movements

Salvation

Secularism

Secularization

Sex role -- Religious aspects

Social Gospel

Social justice -- Religious aspects

Social life and customs

Social Responsibility

Solidarity

Strangers

Survival

Tenets

Third World

Traditional Christianity

Trends

United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspects

United States—Religion

Universality

Unjust

Witness bearing (Christianity)

Women in Christianity

World Christianity

World Council of Churches

Worldview/s

Worldwide church

 

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More Keywords

More relevant keywords include:

African Independent Churches

African Traditional Religion

Bible*

Black Consciousness

Caribbean Emancipatory Theology

Chinese Theologies

Christologies*

Colonization

Culture

Decolonizing Theory

Ecclesiologies*

Feminism

Feminist Theologies in the Third World

Inculturation

Indigenization

Indigenous Theologies

Liberation in World Religions

Liberation Theologies*

Mission

Pastoral Theology

Popular Religion

Postcolonialism

Syncretism

Theological Methodologies

Third World Theologies in the First World*

Third World Women's Theologies*

Tribal Theologies

Worship/Rituals              

An asterisk (*) above indicates to add a geographical region when you search.