April 1- Christian Missionaries

April 1- Christian Missionaries - 1 April 2008 Christian...

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1 April 2008 Christian Missions: Cultural Imperialists? - Missionary Motivations o God’s love o God not being indifferent o Thought that local religions were fearful o Wasn’t to gain loyalty, was to help people o Wanted to change every behavior of daily life - When + Why? o Preceded the era of colonial empires o Evangelism= preaching salvation by faith in the atonement of Jesus o Missionary ideology consisted of leadership through the Protestant ethic o Missionaries wrote about their experiences: based on observations and learning local languages and translating the bible o Convinced that African problems could be solved by the Protestant ethic Polygamy Using witch doctors (set up hospitals) Slavery Being “primitive” o Wanted to make them into the typical Victorian-era nuclear family - Were traditional religions fearful? o Circumcision and excision to - Who converted + Why? o
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