Missionary Zeal and Institutional Control
Organizational Contradictions in the Basel Mission on the Gold Coast 1828-1917
By (author) Jon Miller
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Missionary Zeal and Institutional Control by Jon Miller
Book DescriptionThis book is about the Basel Mission in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) before the First World War. Miller reconstructs the backgrounds and motivations of the mission's participants and describes the organizational structure that shaped their activities at home and abroad. He then traces some serious and recurrent internal problems to the commitment to difficult Pietist beliefs about authority and obedience. The organization survived those troubles and its impact on Ghana continued to grow, because the same biblical worldview that demanded extreme discipline also prepared the members of the mission community to sustain their efforts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780700717637
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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