Sisters Crossing Boundaries: German Missionary Nuns in Colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897-1960

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The last third of the 19th century witnessed a considerable increase in the active participation of women in the various Christian missions. Katharina Stornig focusses on the Catholic case, and particularly explores the activities and experiences of German missionary nuns, the so-called Servants of the Holy Spirit, in colonial Togo and New Guinea in the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. Introducing the nuns ambiguous roles as travelers, evangelists, believers, domestic workers, farmers, teachers, and nurses, ...

Sisters Crossing Boundaries: German Missionary Nuns in Colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897-1960 2013, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Goettingen

ISBN-13: 9783525101292

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