Missions and Empire

Author(s): 
Etherington, Norman
ISBN: 
0199253471
Date published: 
June 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£30.00

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.