Title

Indigenous evangelists and questions of authority in the British Empire 1750-1940

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Brill

Place of Publication

Leiden, The Netherlands

Editor(s)

Peggy Brock, Norman Etherinton, Gareth Griffiths, Jacqueline Van Gent

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

19816

Comments

Originally published as: Brock, P., Etherington, N., Griffiths, G., & Van Gent, J. (Eds.). (2015). Indigenous evangelists and questions of authority in the British Empire, 1750-1940. Netherlands: Brill.

Abstract

This is the first full-length historical study of indigenous evangelists across a range of societies, geographical regions and colonial regimes and the first to focus on the complex issues of authority surrounding the evangelists. It answers a need frequently voiced in recent studies of Christian missions. Most scholars now acknowledge that the remarkable expansion of Christianity in Africa, Asia and the Pacific in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries owed far more to the efforts of indigenous preachers than to the foreign missionaries who loom so large in publications. This book addresses that concern making an excellent introduction to the role of indigenous evangelists in the spread of Christianity, and the many countervailing pressures with which these individuals had to contend. It also includes in the introductory discussions useful statements of the current state of scholarship and theoretical debates in this field

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