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.

Missions and Empire 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199253487

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Missions and Empire 2005, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199253470

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