Christianity in Southeast Asia
Robbie B H Goh
Conflict and Conversion: Catholicism in Southeast Asia
First history of Catholicism in Southeast Asia which explores the history of all religious orders involved in the evangelisation of the region and compares the populations of three disparate regions (Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia) to examine why missionaries were successful in some areas and not in others. Utilises new and under-researched sources from a wide range of archives and libraries around Europe and Asia. Makes details and translated excerpts of many of these documents available for the first time. Illustrated with early modern images from rare books and rare contemporary maps. Explores ways to gain access to the experiences of converts through missionary sources, de-centering the priest from the analysis.
Growth & Decline: Essays on Philippine Church History
John N. Schumacher
Spirited Politics: Religion and Public Life in Contemporary Southeast Asia
Andrew C. Willford (Editor) and Kenneth M. George (Editor)
The essays in Spirited Politics throw light on predicaments that spring from the intersection of religion, ethnicity, and nationalism in contemporary Southeast Asian public life. Covering material from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, the contributors explore the calamities and ironies of Southeast Asian identity politics, examining the ways in which religion and politics are made to serve each other.