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Title:Christian missions in Central Africa 1560-1890 and modern missiology
Author:Rea, W.F.ISNI
Periodical:Rhodesian History
Geographic term:Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Abstract:There appear to be reasonable sources for the study of missionary history as an academic discipline as suggested by Prof. S.C. Neill. It is desirable, that there should be an understanding of the part played by Christian missions in the life of the country, and this will influence other departments of academic life beyond the theological. Finally it may be of interest to see what modern missiology would say about the common features of the missionary history of Central Africa from 1560 to 1890, for these years do form an intelligible whole, in which common problems were met, and on the whole, similar results followed. After 1890 European rule came to Central Africa and the old way of life as well as missionary problems were altered. There are some common features in the said period: 1. the missionary self-sacrifice, 2. the constant battle for material resources, 3. the almost complete failure of the missionary activity. Notes.