Nothing But Christ

Nothing But Christ : Rufus Anderson and the Ideology of Protestant Foreign Missions

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Paul William Harris book examines the career of Rufus Anderson, the central figure in the formation and implementation of missionary ideology in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Corresponding Secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions from 1832 to 1866, Anderson effectively set the terms of debate on missionary policy on both sides of the Atlantic and indeed long after his death. In telling his story, Harris also speaks to basic questions in nineteenth-century American history and in the relationship between American culture and the cultures of what later came to be known as the third more

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  • Hardback | 214 pages
  • 162.6 x 234.7 x 21.3mm | 521.64g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 1 halftone, 3 maps
  • 019513172X
  • 9780195131727
  • 2,021,658

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Indian Missions and the Puritan Legacy ; 2. Self-Denial and Civilization ; 3. Educational Ends and Means ; 4. Hard Times ; 5. The Abolitionist Attack ; 6. The Powers that Be ; 7. To Ordain Paster Over Them ; 8. The Deputation to India ; 9. Into Historyshow more

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Paul Harris's book gives an important snap shot of where missions were 150 years ago, and is refreshing in its focus on American and not just European missions ... for the reader who has an interest in missiology, or in any of the regions involved, the book is much recommended as a source of both information and reflection. * Andrew Wingate, World Faiths Encounter, No.28, March 2001 *show more

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