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Britain's Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century$
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Andrew Thompson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199236589

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236589.001.0001

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From the Empire of Christ to the Third World: Religion and the Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century

From the Empire of Christ to the Third World: Religion and the Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century

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(p.76) 3 From the Empire of Christ to the Third World: Religion and the Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century
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Britain's Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century
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Jeffrey Cox

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236589.003.0003

In the early twentieth century the people of Britain were engaged with the non‐western world primarily through missionary societies, which reached their peak influence in the 1920s. Far from being an intrepid hero like David Livingstone, the typical missionary was a woman employed in a Christian school, hospital, or clinic, hoping to promote a diffuse Christian influence in a non‐Christian land. In the twentieth century Christian activists founded non‐ecclesiastical NGO's such as Save the Children, Oxfam, and Voluntary Service Overseas. Despite the liberal Protestant religious convictions of their founders, these NGO's fostered a class of Third World development experts for whom professionalism dictated a complete separation from religious ideals.

Keywords:   missionaries, NGO's, Oxfam, development, Third World, voluntarism, professionals, religion, Liberal, Protestantism

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