Religion Versus Empire?: British Protestant Missionaries and Overseas Expansion, 1700-1914

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Manchester University Press, 29 okt. 2004 - 373 pagina's
This is the only book that addresses the relations between religion, Protestant missions, and empire building, linking together all three fields of study by taking as its starting point the early eighteenth century Anglican initiatives in colonial North America and the Caribbean. It considers how the early societies of the 1790s built on this inheritance, and extended their own interests to the Pacific, India, the Far East, and Africa. Fluctuations in the vigor and commitment of the missions, changing missionary theologies, and the emergence of alternative missionary strategies, are all examined for their impact on imperial expansion. Other themes include the international character of the missionary movement, Christianity's encounter with Islam, and major figures such as David Livingstone, the state and politics, and humanitarianism, all of which are viewed in a fresh light.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Missionary practice and precedents 170189
15
The reorganisation of missionary enterprise 17901812
39
the terms of engagement
64
Christianity commerce
91
International connections and domestic networks in the missionary
116
missionary expansion and plans for the future
136
adaptations and consequences 1
225
adaptations and consequences 2
255
missions versus empire 18901914
282
the antiimperialism of Protestant missions?
316
Select bibliography
331
Index
362
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Over de auteur (2004)

Andrew Porter is Rhodes Professor of Imperial History at Kings College, London.

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