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The British Missionary Enterprise Since 1700

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. Religion and Empire in the Modern World 2. Confessional Improvisation 3. Voluntarist Improvisation 4. 'Little Detachments of Maniacs": Early Failures 5. The Home Base: Networks and Societies 6. Missionary Literature: The Defamation of the "Other" 7. The Missionary Hero and Missionary Institutions 8. The Growth of Mission Institutions before the Great War 9. Conflict and Consensus in Mission Institutions 10. Ecclesiastical Sprawl. The Triumph of Bricks and Mortar 11. Evangelicals and Unreached Peoples

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Jeffrey Cox is Professor of History at the University of Iowa. His publications, The English Churches in a Secular Society and Imperial Fault Lines. Christianity and Colonial Power in India, 1818--1940 have established themselves as major works in the field.


"... this book fills a gap in the historiography of mission history by providing a one-volume history of modern British missions... This work deserves a place on the shelves of university libraries and should be consulted by specialists and readers interested in the history of Christian missions." Geordan Hammond (Manchester Wesley Research Centre and Nazarene Theological College)- H- Albion, H-Net Reviews "a welcome survey of British Christian missions from the early eighteenth century to the post-colonial world which emerged after 1945". Congregational History Society Magazine

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