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Blood ground : colonialism, missions, and the contest for Christianity in the Cape Colony and Britain, 1799-1853

Author: Elizabeth Elbourne
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002.
Series: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion., Series two ;, 19.
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"Elbourne shows that while the Khoekhoe used Christianity as a tool to combat aspects of colonialism, throughout the nineteenth century there were broad shifts in the relationship of missions to colonialism as the British missionary movement became less internationalist, more respectable, and more emblematic of the British imperial project. She argues that it is symptomatic of the ambiguities of this relationship  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Elbourne
ISBN: 0773522298 9780773522299
OCLC Number: 48242418
Description: 499 p., [20] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prelude: James Read and History --
"The Lord Is Seen to Ride on the Whirlwind": Protestant Evangelicalism in the 1790s --
Terms of Encounter: Graaff-Reinet, the Khoekhoe, and the South African LMS at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century --
War, Conversion, and the Politics of Interpretation --
Khoisan Uses of Christianity --
The Rise and Fall of Bethelsdorp Radicalism under the British, 1806-17 --
The Political Uses of Africa Remade: The Passage of Ordinance 50 --
"On Probation As Free Citizens": Poverty and Politics in the 1830s --
Rethinking Liberalism --
"Our Church for Ourselves" --
Rebellion and Its Aftermath.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion., Series two ;, 19.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Elbourne.
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Looks at the relationship between the Khoekhoe, British empire, and the London Missionary Society in the 19th century, a time of conflict in which different groups competed to mobilize Christianity  Read more...

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