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Missionary women : gender, professionalism, and the Victorian idea of Christian mission

Author: Rhonda Anne Semple
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2003.
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This is the first comprehensive study of the role of gender in British Protestant missionary expansion into China and India during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing on the experiences of wives and daughters, female missionaries, educators and medical staff associated with the London Missionary Society, the China Inland Mission and the various Scottish Presbyterian Mission Societies, it  Read more...
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Semple, Rhonda Anne, 1966-
Missionary women.
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003007082
(OCoLC)51984837
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rhonda Anne Semple
ISBN: 9781846151248 1846151244
OCLC Number: 192174822
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 285 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Under the influence of wise and devoted and spiritually minded colleagues --
She is a lady of much ability and intelligence : the selection and training of candidates --
LMS work in North India : the feeblest work in all of India --
Good temper and common sense are invaluable : the Church of Scotland Eastern Himalayan Mission --
The work of the CIM at Chefoo : faith-filled generations --
Gender and the professionalization of Victorian society : the mission example --
Conclusion: fools for Christ.
Responsibility: Rhonda Anne Semple.

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This is the first comprehensive study of the role of gender in British Protestant missionary expansion into China and India during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing on the experiences of wives and daughters, female missionaries, educators and medical staff associated with the London Missionary Society, the China Inland Mission and the various Scottish Presbyterian Mission Societies, it compares and contrasts gender relations within different British Protestant missions in cross-cultural settings.

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