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Title:Feature: Christian missions in Southern Africa
Editors:Jeannerat, CarolineISNI
Kirkaldy, AlanISNI
Ross, RobertISNI
Periodical:South African Historical Journal (ISSN 0258-2473)
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
South Africa
missionary history
conference papers (form)
Abstract:The papers in this special issue were presented at or arose from the conference 'Christian missions in 19th and 20th-century southern Africa and in comparative perspective: passing review and breaking new ground', organized by the Berlin Society for Mission History and the Department of History at Rhodes University, held at the latter institution in Grahamstown, South Africa, from 8 to 11 July 2007. Following the introduction by Caroline Jeannerat, Alan Kirkaldy and Robert Ross, Birgit Brammer explores missionary domesticity and changing female identity on a Berlin Mission station in South Africa. Esme Cleall explores masculine identities among London Missionary Society missionaries in southern Africa. In offerening an assessment of the Society of Women Missionaries, Deborah Gaitskell sheds light on single women missionaries in South Africa. Natasha Erlank discusses transnational and local ecumenism's impact on inter-Church and inter-racial dialogue in South Africa. Caroline Jeannerat explores indications of how first-generation and later generations of Christian women in the Soutpansberg experienced their faith. Alan Kirkaldy and Lize Kriel argue that South African Bahananwa and Vhavenda women were not more eager to convert to Christianity than men. Martin J. Lunde explores the reactions to African concepts of ill-health causality and healing by the medical missionary Neil Macivar. Michael Godby explores the 'typical missionary narrative' in the photograph album of an unknown missionary in Natal. The issue ends with three case studies: Jared McDonald reflects on the San of the Transgariep Frontier, Robert Ross and Russel Viljoen look at the 1849 census of Cape mission stations, and Fiona Vernal explores attempts at creating a more 'vital, mature African engagement with Christianity' at Farmersfield Mission in the eastern Cape between 1838 and 1883. [ASC Leiden abstract]