By Jon Thares Davidann
3 comparable issues weave during the adventure of the yank YMCA missionaries and eastern Christians among 1890-1930: the relationship among nationwide identification and Christianity, ensuing conflicts among those Christians, and an alternating feel of main issue and growth. within the Twenties, tensions among americans and eastern leaders led the yank YMCA missionary move to reevaluate its objective and compelled it clear of nationalism.
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12 While Strong acknowledged the international aspects to the crisis, he concentrated most of his efforts on the uniquely American perils in Our Country. 13 In addition to identifying the roots of the crisis, these writers recognized the special role of the United States in its resolution. Page 33 Strong demonstrated the connection between crisis and American uniqueness. The pioneer races must be Western races. And of all the Western races, who, that can read skillfully the providence of God or can read it at all, can hesitate in affirming that the signs of divine decree point to this land of ours as the one which is fast gathering to itself the races which must take the lead in the final conflicts of Christianity for possession of the world?
This does not mean that national historiographies can be ignored. Simply, it suggests that an international framework can strengthen more traditional national historiographies. Clearly, in the case of YMCA missionaries and Japanese Christians, what was going on within each country is important. Part of the crisis of American missions was the sensibility that home missions within the United States were being eroded by the moral corruptions of the urban areas and industrial factories. The crises from which Japanese Christians suffered were homegrown as well as international.
In this atmosphere, the cry of crisis also became a battle cry designed to wake missionaries and their supporters from their slumber. Finally, this call to a missionary revitalization took the form of a rhetorical ritual called a "Jeremiad" after the biblical Old Testament prophet, Jeremiah. Page 30 Sacvan Bercovitch in The American Jeremiad suggests that a Jeremiad is a ritualized form by which Christians challenge themselves to lead more faithful lives and to reenergize their covenant with God.
A world of crisis and progress: the American YMCA in Japan, 1890-1930 by Jon Thares Davidann