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Andrew J. May

missionaries happened to arrive in India in 1841 is the subject of the first section of the book, from the origins of their Calvinistic Methodist denomination in the eighteenth century, their split from the LMS as an assertion of Welsh identity, the voyage to India and their arrival in the hills at a time when earlier missionaries from Serampore had already wielded some influence. The second section

in Welsh missionaries and British imperialism
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Panikos Panayi

century identified the semblance of a German community, although the organisations concerned with constructing the German diaspora tended to disregard the Germans in India. Rather than constructing communities and identities in which allegiance to the fatherland became the central tenet, the main loyalty of the missionaries lay to their Protestant (or Roman Catholic) God. While the establishment of churches

in The Germans in India
The biblical identity politics of the Demerara Slave Rebellion
John Coffey

A rich variety of other materials illuminate the religious culture of Bethel Chapel – missionary correspondence, LMS reports, the church's hymn book, colonial records, newspapers and eyewitness accounts of the rebellion. This chapter will mine the sources to reconstruct the biblical identity politics of Bethel Chapel and its insurgents. The first section will analyse how John Smith employed the Bible to forge a new identity for his congregation. Section two will turn to the more difficult task of piecing together fragmentary evidence of an

in Chosen peoples
Biblical literacy and Khoesan national renewal in the Cape Colony
Jared McDonald

congregants, Khoesan appropriated biblical literacy in order to claim their own covenant with God. In doing so, Khoesan confirmed the Bible as a potent repository of symbolism and imagery to serve Khoesan national renewal and to challenge racially based notions of Christian identity. This was to have significant social and political ramifications during the early nineteenth-century colonial encounter in the Cape Colony. Khoesan social crisis and the arrival of the missionaries In 1806, the second British occupation

in Chosen peoples
Ireland and the decolonisation of Africa
Kevin O’Sullivan

the missionaries’ role in state building showed – it was not the only, nor even the most dominant, characteristic of Irish diplomatic identity. For a short period in New York, these twin pillars of foreign policy – anti-colonialism and support for the UN – married to give Ireland a prominence beyond its size and experience in international affairs. Circumstances were important. The state of flux that characterised the international system in the late 1950s afforded the ‘fire brigade’ states an unprecedented opportunity to include moral objectives in their definition of

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire
Markku Hokkanen

between mission, government and private sector employment, and across local and regional boundaries. 4 The highly trained hospital assistants remained exclusively mission-trained until at least the late 1930s. 5 In this way, medical middles, especially the elite hospital assistants, formed a significant connecting group between missionary and colonial medicine. The government offered only negligible formal training for

in Medicine, mobility and the empire
Race, imperialism and the historic city
Emma Robertson

analysis of the ‘metropole’ to include more than just London. They both discuss imperialism as present in smaller, provincial towns, although they focus on the larger cities of Birmingham and Glasgow respectively. Hall, in Civilising Subjects , offers an analysis of Birmingham, which brilliantly tackles the complexities of imperial identities in the self-proclaimed ‘midland metropolis’. 6

in Chocolate, women and empire
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Andrew R. Holmes

promoting religious reform, fostering denominational pride, and asserting their loyalty to the United Kingdom.3 These comments suggest that Presbyterians should not have been concerned with Patrick and the early Irish Church. However, from the 1830s onwards, a variety of Presbyterian writers grappled with Ireland’s patron saint and in so doing used Patrick as a means of contributing to contemporary debates about historical scholarship, Church organisation, missionary activity, and identity politics. A study of Presbyterian interpretations of Patrick in the nineteenth

in Making and remaking saints in nineteenth-century Britain
Joanna de Groot

Protestant identity, in controversy over the French Revolution and the ‘rights of freeborn Englishmen’. Histories of regime change and radical protest in seventeenth-century England were mobilised in defence of order, or in celebration of liberty and reform. Some reworkings of the story of Henry II’s conflicts with Thomas Becket were shaped by the controversies over High Church Tractarian initiatives in the Church of England in the 1830s and 1840s. Thomas Macaulay’s celebration of the ordered and unifying resolution of conflict in the polity which emerged from the

in Empire and history writing in Britain c.1750–2012
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The Church of England, migration and the British world
Joseph Hardwick

journey towards voluntarism required churchmen to revisit old questions about the role and identity of the Church, as well as the question of how denominational loyalty could be maintained in an institution where voluntary organisations – whether they were missionary societies or individual churches – held sway. 14 In short, the journey towards voluntary status generated a set of contests and tensions within the

in An Anglican British World