Women and Missions: Past and Present

Women and Missions: Past and Present

This collection of essays by eminent anthropologists, missiologists and historians explores the hitherto neglected topic of women missionaries and the effect of Christian missionary activity upon women. The book consists of two parts. The first part looks at 19th century women missionaries as presented in literature, at the backgrounds and experience of women in the mission field and at the attitudes of missionary societies towards their female workers. Although they are traditionally presented as wives and support workers, it becomes apparent that, on the contrary, women missionaries often played a culturally important role. The second and longest section asks whether women missionaries are indeed a special case, and provides some fascinating studies of the impact of Christian missions on women in both historical material and a wealth of contemporary material.Of particular value is the perspective of those who were themselves objects of missionary activity and who reflected upon this experience. Women actively absorbed and adapted the teachings of the Christian missionaries, and Western models are seen to be utilized and developed in sometimes unexpected ways.


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Publisher Routledge
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ISBN 1000323226
Pages 304 pages
Women and Missions: Past and Present
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Shirley Ardener
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-25 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 393
Authors: Maina Chawla Singh
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-31 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Mary Taylor Huber
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

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Language: en
Pages: 404
Authors: Julia Hauser
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-31 - Publisher: BRILL

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Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Joanna Cruickshank
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-15 - Publisher: BRILL

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Language: en
Pages: 209
Authors: Judith Berling
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04 - Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

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Language: en
Pages: 768
Authors: Kirsteen Kim
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-06-30 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Norman Etherington
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-07-14 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

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Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Elizabeth Dimock
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-21 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Language: en
Pages: 337
Authors: Hilde Nielssen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-27 - Publisher: BRILL

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