n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Protestant missions and local encounters in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Unto the ends of the world, H. Nielssen, I.M. Okkenhaug & K.H. Skeie : book review

Volume 41, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



It is interesting to note that the subtitle of this book is the same as the title of a book by leading Scots historian, Prof Tom Devine, published in the same year: . Though one is history and the other mission history, and although the Scots have been intrepid emigrants, and hence, immigrants, they are not alone, certainly in the world of missionary enterprise. This particular book deals with the often overlooked aspect of trans-national mission. What is innovative is that the contributors come from a variety of disciplines. They offer an interesting range of case-studies within an developing Christian empire. But side by side with this, missionaries operated as agents of nation states and this book serves to show how the national and transnational relationships were linked.

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