Heather Sharkey's Cultural Conversions: Unexpected Consequences of Christian PDF

By Heather Sharkey

Sharkey examines during this quantity a few of the unforeseen effects of Christian missionary encounters. unlike such a lot reviews of missionary encounters (which specialize in person international locations, areas, or missions, or merely tackle audiences inside of sure fields) this assortment bridges African, heart japanese, and South Asian reports. in addition, it spans colonial and postcolonial classes whereas connecting a various set of Western missionary players-Catholic and Protestant, in addition to British, American, Swedish, Italian, German, French and Irish. Its circumstances spotlight advancements within the Maghreb, the Nile Valley, Palestine, Zambia, Eritrea, India and Sri Lanka. jointly the essays compellingly illustrate the varied societal reaction to missionary "conversions."

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