Journals of the Rev. Messrs. Isenberg and Krapf, Missionaries of the Church Missionary Society,

Detailing Their Proceedings in the Kingdom of Shoa, and Journeys in Other Parts of Abyssinia, in the Years 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1842. : To which is Prefixed, A Geographical Memoir of Abyssinia and South-eastern Africa, by James M'Queen, Esq. Grounded on the Missionaries' Journals, and the Expedition of the Pacha of Egypt Up the Nile. : The Whole Illustrated by Two Maps, Engraved by Arrowsmith..

Author: Charles William Isenberg

Publisher: N.A


Category: Africa, Northeast

Page: 624

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Journals of the Rev. Messrs Isenberg and Krapf, Missionaries of the Church Missionary Society

Detailing Their Proceedings in the Kingdom of Shoa, and Journeys in Other Parts of Abyssinia, in the Years 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1842

Author: Charles William Isenberg,Johann Ludwig Krapf,James MacQueen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108034179

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 658

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Published in 1843, with an important geographical preface, these journals describe the missionaries' experiences in the Abyssinian kingdom of Shoa.

The Missionary Register for 1823

Containing the Principal Transactions of the Various Institutions for Propagating the Gospel; With the Proceedings, at Large, of the Church Missionary Society (Classic Reprint)

Author: Church Missionary Society

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781334987380

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 606

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Excerpt from The Missionary Register for 1823: Containing the Principal Transactions of the Various Institutions for Propagating the Gospel; With the Proceedings, at Large, of the Church Missionary Society Porn-hon of the Prescot Associnfion Formation of slhelen's Association; 525 Wiegn - ilstfinnniversary. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Missionary register

containing the principal transactions of the various institutions for propagating the gospel : with the proceedings at large of the Church Missionary Society. 1814

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Religious Transformation in South Asia

The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Author: Christopher Harding

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191563331

Category: History

Page: 320

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In the last decades of the nineteenth century, urgent and unprecedented demands among oppressed peoples in colonial India drove what came to be called 'mass conversion movements' towards a range of Christian denominations, launching a revolution in South Asia's two thousand-year Christian history. For all the scale, drama, and lasting controversy of a movement that approached half a million members in Punjab alone by the end of the 1930s, much actually depended upon a varied range of tempestuous local relationships between converts and mission personnel, based upon uncertain and constantly evolving terms. Making extensive use of Protestant Evangelical and newly-uncovered Catholic mission sources, Religious Transformation in South Asia explores those relationships to reveal what lay behind the great diversity of social and religious aspirations of converts and mission personnel. In this highly accessible study, Christopher Harding overturns the one-dimensional Christian missions of popular imagination by analysing the way that social class, theological training, culture, motivation, and personality produced an extraordinary range of presentations of 'Christianity' in late colonial Punjab. Punjabi converts themselves were animated by a similarly broad spectrum of expectations and pressures, communicated through informal social networks and representing a brand of subaltern consciousness and resistance rarely considered by mainstream Indian historiography. These internal dynamics produced a first generation of rural Punjabi Christianity that was locally variable, highly fluid, and conflict-ridden-testament to the ways in which the meanings of conversion were contested by all sides in an encounter with far-reaching implications for the future of Christianity and religious identity in India and Pakistan.

Document Raj

Writing and Scribes in Early Colonial South India

Author: Bhavani Raman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226703290

Category: History

Page: 296

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Historians of British colonial rule in India have noted both the place of military might and the imposition of new cultural categories in the making of Empire, but Bhavani Raman, in Document Raj, uncovers a lesser-known story of power: the power of bureaucracy. Drawing on extensive archival research in the files of the East India Company’s administrative offices in Madras, she tells the story of a bureaucracy gone awry in a fever of documentation practices that grew ever more abstract—and the power, both economic and cultural, this created. In order to assert its legitimacy and value within the British Empire, the East India Company was diligent about record keeping. Raman shows, however, that the sheer volume of their document production allowed colonial managers to subtly but substantively manipulate records for their own ends, increasingly drawing the real and the recorded further apart. While this administrative sleight of hand increased the company’s reach and power within the Empire, it also bolstered profoundly new orientations to language, writing, memory, and pedagogy for the officers and Indian subordinates involved. Immersed in a subterranean world of delinquent scribes, translators, village accountants, and entrepreneurial fixers, Document Raj maps the shifting boundaries of the legible and illegible, the legal and illegitimate, that would usher India into the modern world.