"How can the history of the Church be presented in an ecumenical perspective ? It was to discuss this question that forty or more church historians from different confessions and continents met in Basle, Switzerland, from October 12th to 17th 1981. The present volume contains the papers given at this conference and the report resulting from its discussions". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Lukas Vischer -- I: Church History in an Ecumenical Perspective: A Preliminary Discussion Paper -- II: The Council of Basle: A Still Unfinished Debate / Lukas Vischer -- III: Towards a History of the Whole Church: New Horizons -- IV: Report on the Findings of the Discussion Groups -- V: Appendix List of Participants.
Section II divided into sub-section: 1. The History of the Church in Latin America: An Interpretation / Enrique Dussel -- 2. The History of the Church in the Pacific / John Garrett.-- 3. The Church History Association of India: An Ecumenical Experiment / Henry S. Wilson -- 4. Doing Church History in Africa Today / Ogbu U. Kalu -- 5. History as Lived by the Christian People: Hypotheses For a New Methodic Approach to Christian History / Francisco Chiovaro.
Participants included Canadian John Webster Grant.
Contents: Introduction dated Makerere University College, Kampala, March 1965 / F.B. Welbourn -- Christian image -- Ecclesiastical jigsaw -- The tribal background -- Christianity in Northern Africa -- The Arabs and the expansion of Islam -- Christian missions come to East Africa -- Missionary methods I -- Missionary methods II -- Tribal customs and western manners -- The position of women -- Economic and social factors -- Response to insecurity -- Nationalism -- The face of a city -- The church in the city -- African image -- Appendix: Study of Religion in East Africa -- Books for Further Reading -- Glossary -- Index.
Contents include many references to Anglican missions, missionaries and churches in East Africa i.e. Kenya, Tanganyika (Tanzania) and Uganda.
Author is a Church of England priest who "worked for many years in Uganda at Makerere College, now a part of the University of East Africa. He is now Warden of Dunford College [England]". -- back cover.
OTCH copy had stamp on front flyleaf: The Rev. and Mrs. J.S. [John] Barton, Box 4, Mukono, Uganda.
Contents divided into three main sections: From the Origins to 1800 -- Christianity Since 1800 -- Christianity Today and Tomorrow.
Contents: List of Maps -- List of Colour Plates -- Introduction / John McManners -- The Early Christian Community / Henry Chadwick -- From Rome to the Barbarian Kingdoms (330-700) / Robert A. Markus -- The West: The Age of Conversion (700-1500) / Henry Mayr-Harting -- Eastern Christendom / Kallistos Ware -- Christianity and Islam / Jeremy Johns -- Christian Civilization (1050-1400) / Colin Morris -- The Late Medieval Church and its Reformation (1400-1600) / Patrick Collinson -- Enlightenment: Secular and Christian (1600-1800) / John McManners -- The Expansion of Christianity (1500-1800) / John McManners -- Great Britain and Europe / Owen Chadwick -- North America / Martin Marty -- Latin America / Frederick Pike -- Africa / Peter Hinchcliff -- Asia / Kenneth and Helen Ballhatchet -- The Orthodox Churches of Eastern Europe / Sergei Hackel -- What Christians Believe / Maurice Wiles -- New Images of Christian Community / Bryan Wilson -- The Christian Conscience / Basil Mitchell -- The Future of Christianity / John Taylor -- Acknowledgements -- Further Reading -- Chronology -- Acknowledgement of Sources -- Index.