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The gospel of freedom & power : Protestant missionaries in American culture after World War II

Author: Sarah E Ruble
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the decades after World War II, Protestant missionaries abroad were a topic of vigorous public debate. From religious periodicals and Sunday sermons to novels and anthropological monographs, public conversations about missionaries followed a powerful yet paradoxical line of reasoning, namely that people abroad needed greater autonomy from U.S. power and that Americans could best tell others how to use their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah E Ruble
ISBN: 9780807835814 0807835811
OCLC Number: 781939309
Description: xi, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Protestant mainline --
Evangelicals --
Anthropology --
Gender.
Other Titles: Gospel of freedom and power
Responsibility: Sarah E. Ruble.

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