oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The spread of indigenous Christianity in British Kaffraria after 1850

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



Until the 1840s the rate of conversion to Christianity among the Xhosa remained low despite the concerted efforts of Protestant missionaries who settled in Xhosaland, South Africa in the first decade of the nineteenth century. Initially, mission Christianity had little appeal for Xhosaland residents who were still economically and politically independent of the Cape Colony.

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