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Padma Anagol

As early as the 1820s, missions from the Scottish Board and the Church Missionary Society had established roots in Bombay and were highly successful in developing high schools, while the American Board prospered at Ahmednagar. Some of the first male converts were from influential Parsi and Brahmin families in Bombay and Ahmednagar. Members of indigenous elites aspiring to a

in Gender and imperialism
Mark Hampton

1966 with no official position or any source of income; she became a schoolteacher in Kowloon’s lawless Walled City, and founded a youth organisation to minister to opium addicts and prostitutes. 69 Even more established organisations, though, depended on impecunious staffers as well as volunteers and charitable contributions, help that was not always easy to find. In the early 1950s, the Church Missionary Society

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
Chloe Campbell

seems to have been shared by much of the settler community, particularly after the 1928–30 female circumcision crisis. 29 It is striking that there is no evidence of any missionary involvement in the KSSRI or of medical missionaries supporting the theories of Gordon and Vint. There was no mention of the Kenyan research in The Mission Hospital , the Church Missionary Society’s journal of its medical activities

in Race and empire
Cultures and geographies of imperialism in Germany, 1848–1918
Bernhard Gissibl

revival of the Catholic mission in the first half of the nineteenth century originated in France, whereas the infrastructure of British missionary societies provided an opportunity for German Protestants to enter overseas service. Especially in the early years of the London-based Church Missionary Society (CMS), the number of Germans far outweighed missionaries recruited in Britain itself. 63 Second

in European empires and the people
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Jago Morrison

, is that Igbo gender relations in the 1920s may have been far less simple, and far less one-sided, than Arrow of God seems to suggest. In this respect, Ifi Amadiume’s 1987 study Male ­Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in an African Society is particularly interesting, in that it focuses on a community with which the Achebe family was directly associated, that of Nnobi, where Achebe himself was born in 1930, and where his father worked for the Church Missionary Society at St Simon’s church. By that time, as we will see, resentment against the colonial

in Chinua Achebe
Religion and freemasonry
John M. MacKenzie

decoration which came to include images of local flora and fauna. It should also be remembered that they would often have been built by indigenous craftsmen and labourers (for example in New Zealand and in India), who inevitably left their marks on their work, both literally and figuratively, as in the Middle Ages. Another example of a church transformed into a cathedral is in Sierra Leone. There the Gothic St George’s Church had been built between 1817 and 1828 for the Church Missionary Society with funds provided by the government (reflecting Sierra Leone’s role as a

in The British Empire through buildings
Douglas A. Lorimer

, despite his ambivalent defence of monogenesis, his impatience with theology, and his criticism of humanitarian causes, the Church Missionary Society commissioned him to contribute to a new edition of the Church Missionary Atlas. The essay, reprinted in The Church Missionary Intelligencer in 1894, made some concessions to its sponsors. Keane affirmed, citing Professor W. H

in Science, race relations and resistance
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Gareth Atkins

fellow-­worker in Hildebrand; the austerities of Benedict, the intolerance of Dominic, will find their counterpart at Geneva and in Massachusetts; the missionary zeal of the Arian Ulfilas, of the Jesuit Xavier, and of the Protestant Schwarz will be seen to flow from the same source.67 One did not have to be an out-­and-­out liberal to view Catholic figures in a favourable light. Stephen was one example of this; but it was no coincidence that in 1862 another second-­generation Claphamite, the General Secretary of the Church Missionary Society Henry Venn (1796

in Making and remaking saints in nineteenth-century Britain
Roshan Allpress

Ibid., p. 17. 23 John Scott, The Duty and Advantage of Remembering Deceased Ministers (London: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1858), pp. 5, 23, 27. 24 Ibid., p. 15. 25 Ibid., p. 17. 26 Thomas Scott, Duty, p. 23. 27 Bob Tennant identifies early examples of this trope of living martyrdom in Church Missionary Society anniversary sermons in Corporate Holiness: Pulpit Preaching and the Church of England Missionary Societies, 1760–1870 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp.  132–4. Contra Tennant, however, this rhetoric was not merely about psychological impact

in Making and remaking saints in nineteenth-century Britain
Uyilawa Usuanlele

Kingston [Canada], 1999), p. 399. Sir Hanns Vischer, 1876–1945, was born in Basel, Switzerland of Evangelical Christian parentage and studied languages in higher institutions in England. He joined the Anglican Church Missionary Society group and came to Nigeria in 1900 as a lay missionary. He left the Mission in 1902 and joined the British colonial administration

in Developing Africa