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Missions and Empire

Norman Etherington

Abstract

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 ... More

Keywords: Christianity, Africa, Asia, economic hegemony, political hegemony, missions, imperialism, language, medicine, anthropology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253487
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norman Etherington, editor
Professor and Chair of History, University of Western Australia