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Women in missionary work

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  • Toward an African Church in Mozambiqueby Leon P. Spencer

    Mzuni Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    Literature about Christianity in Africa disproportionately directs attention to the important work of Western missionaries, but to a great extent Africans were the agents of their own conversion. This is true of the key figure in this book, Kamba Simango. Encouraged from a distance by an American Congregationalist missionary, Fred R. Bunker, who shared... more...

  • Chinese Basket Babiesby Julia Stone

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 59.38

    Although the term and its meaning are little known today, everyone knew what foundlings were in the 19th century. They were unwanted infants abandoned by their parents. The plight of such children in China, believed by some to be eaten alive by wild animals, raised an outcry in parts of Western Europe at that time. <i>Chinese Basket Babies</i>... more...

  • Sisters Crossing Boundariesby Katharina Stornig

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 67.50

    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 onthe 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... more...

  • American Women Missionaries at Kobe College, 1873-1909by Noriko Kawamura Ishii

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This study examines one aspect of American women's professionalization and the implications of the cross-cultural dialogue between American woman missionaries and Japanese students and supporters at Kobe College between 1873 and 1909. more...

  • Missionary Womenby Rhonda Anne Semple

    Boydell & Brewer 2003; US$ 99.00

    The first comprehensive study of the role of gender in British Protestant missionary expansion into China and India during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. more...

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