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Presbyterian Missionary Attitudes Toward American Indians, 1837a1893

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 236 Nombre de pages
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Texte du rabat Based on the correspondence of missionaries in the field, this book offers valuable insight unto understanding Prot... Lire la suite
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Based on the correspondence of missionaries in the field, this book offers valuable insight unto understanding Protestant attitudes toward the American Indians in the nineteenth century. By focusing upon the work of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S., the book portrays a major Protestant denomination's evangelical program to take the Indian from heathenism to gospel light.
From its founding in 1837 the board sent over 450 missionaries to at least nineteen diverse and widely separated Indian tribes, with a goal of uplifting them into the Protestant tradition of Christian civilization. These zealous men and women sent back thousands of detailed and often highly personal letters from the Indian field, and this book is based primarily upon that store of correspondence.
Seeking to fill the need for critical case studies of individual missionary organizations, this book depicts the missionaries as cultural revolutionaries in the deepest human sense. Mo

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Titre: Presbyterian Missionary Attitudes Toward American Indians, 1837a1893
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Code EAN: 9781604730074
ISBN: 1604730072
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 236
Poids: 353g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T14mm
Année: 1985

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