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Title:The dynamics of mission expansion: a case study from Kenya, 1875-1914
Author:Strayer, Robert W.
Year:1973
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:6
Issue:2
Pages:229-248
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:missions
history
1850-1899
1900-1949
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/216776
Abstract:The European scramble for Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was not only a political phenomenon but also a religious one, for paralleling the imperial partition of the continent a variety of European missionary groups competed intensely to divide and occupy Africa for their respective churches. This paper accounts for the expansion throughout Kenya of the Anglican mission, the Church Missionary Society, from its initial bases in the hinterland of Mombasa to a greatly dispersed work in many parts of eastern and central Kenya between 1875 and 1914. Three factors are considered: the nature of mission policy, the presence of European economic and political interests, and the attempts of African societies and their leaders to turn the coming of these various Europeans to their own advantage. Notes.
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