n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Murder at Morija : Faith, mystery, and tragedy on an African Mission, Tim Couzens : book review

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



Sitting on my verandah in Clarens my gaze takes in the Maluti mountains of Lesotho in the distance. It is just natural for me to be interested in the country as such, but more so in the history of Christianity in that kingdom. I therefore immediately picked up this book with the intriguing title, because Morija is the former major mission station of the Paris Evangelical Mission Society (PEMS) that from 1833 was the pioneer mission to the Basotho. I was not only rewarded with an extraordinary read, but got much more than I hoped for.

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