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Taylor, William M.

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Author(s): Anderson, Allan H.
[German Version] (May 2, 1821, Rockbridge, VA – May 28, 1902, Palo Alto, CA). Ordained a Methodist minister in 1842 and an active worker in the National Association for the Promotion of Holiness, Taylor was called to California in 1847, where he became known as “California Taylor.” He founded the first Methodist church in San Francisco and conducted evangelistic open-air meetings. In 1870 Taylor arrived in India, where he became an early promoter of an indigenous church and the Three-Self Movement ( Pauline Methods of Missionary Work, 1879). His missionary activity even took him …

Cochrane, Thomas

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Author(s): Anderson, Allan H.
[German Version] (1866, Greenock, Scotland – 1953). After completing medical training in Glasgow, Cochrane was sent by the London Missionary Society to Mongolia in 1897. In 1904 he founded the Peking Union Medical College and served as its first director until 1915. On returning to England, he started the periodical World Dominion and the following year founded the Survey Application Trust. In both ventures, he worked in collaboration with missionary author Roland Allen. In 1930 he founded the Movement for World Evangelism, …

Taylor

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Author(s): Anderson, Allan H.
[English Version] Taylor, William M. (2.5.1821 Rockbridge, VA – 18.5.1902 Palo Alto, CA). T. wurde 1842 Geistlicher der Methodisten, aktiver Mitarbeiter der National Association for the Promotion of Holiness und 1847 nach Kalifornien berufen, wo er als »California T.« bekannt wurde. Er eröffnete die erste methodistische Gemeinde in San Francisco und leitete evangelistische Open-air-Versammlungen. 1870 gelangte T. nach Indien und wurde dort ein früher Fürsprecher der indigenen Kirche und der Theorie …

New Religious Movements

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Author(s): Brown, Candy Gunther | Lähnemann, Johannes | Anderson, Allan H.
[German Version] I. History and Sociology of Religion Under the term “new religious movements” (NRM), scholars class together a wide variety of religious groups of recent origin that presumably share a “new religious consciousness,” which draws in part upon old occult-theosophical teachings. Some definitions emphasize groups developed after World War II and especially after the 1960s, whereas other definitions include religions founded within the last 200 years. Some definitions include Eastern religion…

Neue religiöse Bewegungen

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Author(s): Gunther Brown, Candy | Lähnemann, Johannes | Anderson, Allan H.
[English Version] I. Geschichtlich und religionssoziologisch Unter dem Begriff »n. rel. B.« werden von der heutigen religionswiss. Forschung eine große Zahl unterschiedlicher, erst in neuerer Zeit entstandener rel. Gruppierungen zusammengefaßt, die ein gewisses »neues rel. Bewußtsein« gemeinsam haben, das sich in Teilen auf ältere okkult-theosophische Lehren bezieht. Einige Definitionen n. rel. B. beziehen v.a. Gruppen mit ein, die nach dem 2. Weltkrieg und speziell nach 1960 entstanden sind, andere …