Missions and Empire by Norman Etherington
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Missions and Empire
By Norman Etherington

Missions and Empire

Edited by See other recent books by Norman Etherington
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $69.95
Your Price: $62.96 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.99! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.15 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Missions and Empire by Norman Etherington

Book Description

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 the seventeenth 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 the difficult 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'.

Buy Missions and Empire book by Norman Etherington from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780199253487
ISBN-10: 019925348X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Norman Etherington

Imperium of the Soul by Norman Etherington Imperium of the Soul, Hardback (January 2017)

A new interpretation of the creative work of well known British imperialists of the late nineteenth and early 20th century, exploring their links with the revolutionary psychological theories of Freud.

Big Game Hunter by Norman Etherington Big Game Hunter, Hardback (April 2016)

This book tells the story of an adventurer, hunter and naturalist in late nineteenth-century Africa, who would inspire novelists such as Rider Haggard and Wilbur Smith. The book describes Selous' extraordinary adventures, which included elephant-hunting, diamond-prospecting and an early expedition to found Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

Mapping Colonial Conquest by Norman Etherington Mapping Colonial Conquest, Paperback (August 2007)

Cartography is herein revealed to be the product of powerful social formations, informing not only where we see ourselves in the world but also how our cultural, historical and economic identities have developed over time. This is a cross-disciplinary survey of the history of cartography in Australia and Southern Africa.

» View all books by Norman Etherington

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Missions and Empire book by Norman Etherington and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Norman Etherington

Norman Etherington recieved his BA and PhD degrees from Yale University. He joined the History Department at the University of Adelaide as a Lecturer in 1968 and was subsequently appointed Reader in History. In 1989 he moved to the University of Western Australia taking up the position of Professor and Chair of History. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, a past President of the Australian Historical Association, a Member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a Member of the International Association for mission studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Norman Etherington close
Imperium of the Soul by Norman Etherington
Big Game Hunter by Norman Etherington
Theories of Imperialism by Norman Etherington
Theories of Imperialism by Norman Etherington
Mapping Colonial Conquest by Norman Etherington
Missions and Empire by Norman Etherington
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close