n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Border crossings : Explorations of an interdisciplinary historian. Festschrift for Irving Hexham, Ulrich Van der Heyden & Andreas Feldtkeller (Eds.) : book review

Volume 37, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



The 31 English and German essays contained in this Festschrift in honour of Irving Hexham, the British-Canadian scholar of religion, give an indication of the wide range of interests and expertise Hexham demonstrated in his career. He truly "crossed the borders" of disciplines. The title calls him "an inderdisciplinary historian", and that he may be, but he is not every man's historian. He - and his friends and colleagues who contributed to this book - studied religious phenomena, movements, happenings and people over a wide spectrum and in various ways. In the editors' introductory biographical essay, Irving Hexham is introduced as a stimulating and friendly person. His intellectual abilities make him a treasured companion and partner in any dialogue.

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