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The Resource Missions and empire, Norman Etherington, editor

Missions and empire, Norman Etherington, editor

Label
Missions and empire
Title
Missions and empire
Statement of responsibility
Norman Etherington, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The widespread idea that Christian missions went hand in hand with Imperialism and colonial conquest is challenged here by a group of eminent historians. By showing the variety of missions and the vital role played by indigenous men and women, they place missions in a long historical perspective. Special attention is paid to emerging themes such as the missionary role in anthropology, gender relations, language, medicine, and decolonization. The explosive expansion of Christianity in Africa and Asia during the last two centuries constitutes one of the most remarkable cultural transformations in the history of mankind. Because it coincided with the spread of European economic and political hegemony, it tends to be taken for granted that Christian missions went hand in hand with Imperialism and colonial conquest. In this book historians survey the relationship between Christian missions and the British Empire from theseventeenth century to the 1960s and treat the subject thematically, rather than regionally or chronologically. Many of these themes are treated at length for the first time, relating the work of missions to language, medicine, anthropology, and decolonization. Other important chapters focus on thedifficult relationship between missionaries and white settlers, women and mission, and the neglected role of the indigenous evangelists who did far more than European or North American missionaries to spread the Christian religion - belying the image of Christianity as the 'white man's religion'
  • "A marvellous resource for teaching ... an excellent introduction"--Elizabeth Elbourne, Journal of Southern African Studies; "a wonderful addition to the OHBE series"--ten Walles, British Scholar; "offers a multifaceted and thought-provoking study of the relationship between missions and the British Empire"--Kevin Grant, Journal of British Studies; "This book features essays of uniformly high quality that articulate many important parts of the relationship between missions and empire"--Kevin Grant, Journal of British Studies; "wide-ranging and well-written collection"--James Munson, Contemporary Review; "The history of missions recounted in these fascinating essays underscores the importance of the social relations of lived religion, of privileges defended and feet left unwashed"--Susan Thorne, History Workshop Journal; "There is much to admire, and the book ought to continue the debate on the relationship between British mission societies and the Empire"--Helena Bethea Gardner, Journal of Pacific History; "makes the case for a fresh look at the relationship between missions and empire and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives" - David Arnold, THES; "wide-ranging and well-written collection of thirteen essays" - Contemporary Review; "important and fascinating collection of essays" - Church of England Newspaper; "the collection is a marvellous resource for teaching" - Journal of Southern African Studies
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
266/.02341
Index
index present
LC call number
BV2420
LC item number
.M57 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Etherington, Norman
Series statement
The Oxford history of the British Empire companion series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missions, British
  • Christianity and politics
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • RELIGION
  • British colonies
  • Imperialism
  • Missions, British
  • Religion
  • Great Britain
  • Imperialisme
  • Zending
Target audience
adult
Label
Missions and empire, Norman Etherington, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: the Christianizing of British America / Eliga H. Gould -- An overview, 1700-1914 / Andrew Porter -- Humanitarians and white settlers in the nineteenth century / Alan Lester -- Where the missionary frontier ran ahead of empire / John Barker -- Christian missions and the Raj / Robert Eric Frykenberg -- New Christians as evangelists / Peggy Brock -- 'Trained to tell the truth': missionaries, converts, and narration / Gareth Griffiths -- Women and cultural exchanges / Patricia Grimshaw and Peter Sherlock -- Language / Paul Landau -- New religious movements / Rober Edgar -- Anthropology / Patrick Harries -- Education and medicine / Norman Etherington -- Decolonization / David Maxwell
Control code
76942493
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 332 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199253470
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)76942493
Label
Missions and empire, Norman Etherington, editor
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: the Christianizing of British America / Eliga H. Gould -- An overview, 1700-1914 / Andrew Porter -- Humanitarians and white settlers in the nineteenth century / Alan Lester -- Where the missionary frontier ran ahead of empire / John Barker -- Christian missions and the Raj / Robert Eric Frykenberg -- New Christians as evangelists / Peggy Brock -- 'Trained to tell the truth': missionaries, converts, and narration / Gareth Griffiths -- Women and cultural exchanges / Patricia Grimshaw and Peter Sherlock -- Language / Paul Landau -- New religious movements / Rober Edgar -- Anthropology / Patrick Harries -- Education and medicine / Norman Etherington -- Decolonization / David Maxwell
Control code
76942493
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 332 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199253470
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)76942493

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