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Norman Etherington: Introduction 1: Eliga H. Gould: Prelude: The Christianizing of British America 2: Andrew Porter: Missionaries and Empire: An Overview 1700-1914 3: Alan Lester: Humanitarians and White Settlers in the Nineteenth Century 4: John Barker: Where the Missionary Frontier Ran Ahead of Empire 5: Robert Eric Frykenberg: Christian Missions and the Raj 6: Peggy Brock: New Christians as Evangelists 7: Gareth Griffiths: 'Trained to Tell the Truth': Missionaries, Converts, and Narration 8: Patricia Grimshaw and Peter Sherlock: Women and Cultural Exchanges 9: Paul Landau: Language 10: Robert Edgar: New Religious Movements 11: Patrick Harries: Anthropology 12: Norman Etherington: Education and Medicine 13: David Maxwell: Decolonization

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Norman Etherington recieved his BA and PhD degrees from Yale University. He joined the History Department at the University of Adelaide as a Lecturer in 1968 and was subsequently appointed Reader in History. In 1989 he moved to the University of Western Australia taking up the position of Professor and Chair of History. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, a past President of the Australian Historical Association, a Member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a Member of the International Association for mission studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain.


Missions and Empire is a wonderful addition to the OHBE series. Kirsten V. Walles, British Scholar offers a multifaceted and thought-provoking study of the relationship between missions and the British Empire Kevin Grant, Journal of British Studies This book features essays of uniformly high quality that articulate many important parts of the relationship between missions and empire. Kevin Grant, Journal of British Studies wide-ranging and well-written collection James Munson, Contemporary Review The history of missions recounted in these fascinating essays underscores the importance of the social relations of lived religion, of privileges defended and feet left unwashed Susan Thorne, History Workshop Journal There is much to admire, and the book ought to continue the debate on the relationship between British mission societies and the Empire Helena Bethea Gardner, Journal of Pacific History A collection that reflects the diversity both of missions inside and outside the Empire, and the diversity of approaches to the writing of those histories. Catherine Hall, English Historical Review

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