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The British Zion : congregationalism, politics, and empire, 1790-1850 /
Michael A. Rutz.
imprint
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2011.
description
xii, 189 p.
ISBN
9781602582057 (hardback : alk. paper)
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imprint
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2011.
isbn
9781602582057 (hardback : alk. paper)
contents note
The evangelical revival and the origins of the missionary movement -- Itinerancy, religious liberty, and the rise of evangelical politics -- The missionary movement and the politics of abolition -- Missionary politics in Britain and the Cape Colony -- Church, state, and dissenting politics in the age of reform -- Church, race, and conflict in the Cape missions.
catalogue key
7227086
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"While it has long been a commonplace to emphasize how missionaries were agents of imperial exploitation, The British Zioncompellingly reveals the remarkable extent to which Congregationalists championed the rights of Africans and Jamaicans in direct defiance of the interests of British colonists. Rutz has brilliantly teased out the connections between the theological and political concerns of evangelical Dissenters in Britain and their missionary efforts abroad." --Timothy Larsen, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College
"While it has long been a commonplace to emphasize how missionaries were agents of imperial exploitation, The British Zion compellingly reveals the remarkable extent to which Congregationalists championed the rights of Africans and Jamaicans in direct defiance of the interests of British colonists. Rutz has brilliantly teased out the connections between the theological and political concerns of evangelical Dissenters in Britain and their missionary efforts abroad." --Timothy Larsen, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College
"The British Zionexhibits Rutz's thorough work in the primary sources and his skill in drawing connections between issues common to both the metropole and colonies, and it provides a solid contribution to the literature of mission studies and colonial history." --Kyle Welty,Journal of Church and State(2012, 54:4)
" The British Zion exhibits Rutz's thorough work in the primary sources and his skill in drawing connections between issues common to both the metropole and colonies, and it provides a solid contribution to the literature of mission studies and colonial history." --Kyle Welty, Journal of Church and State (2012, 54:4)
"The British Congregationalists in South Africa in the first half of the nineteenth century provide a shining example of missionary beneficence. They not only preached brotherhood, they practiced it: that they fought and won the franchise for black Africans is proof enough." --Richard Davis, Professor of History, Washington University in St. Louis
"This splendid work, linking together religious, political, and imperial topics, shows how evangelical Dissenters, and especially the London Missionary Society, influenced not only Great Britain but also the wider British Empire." --James J. Sack, University of Illinois at Chicago
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Summaries
Main Description
Drawing upon extensive archival research and a wide range of secondary sources, The British Zion traces congregationalist missionaries' involvement in domestic and colonial politics in early nineteenth-century Britain. As Michael A. Rutz ably demonstrates, evangelical nonconformists actively campaigned from both the Empire's metropolitan centers and its periphery to extend religious liberty and civil equality in Britain, open colonial territories to evangelization, abolish slavery, and secure civil rights for indigenous peoples. Moving beyond the dichotomizing pictures of evangelical missionaries as either the advance forces of colonial domination or innocuous humanitarians and educators, Rutz carefully examines the humanitarian and theological impulses of the missionary movement while critically examining its political, social, and cultural impact within the larger development of the British Empire.
Main Description
Drawing upon extensive archival research and a wide range of secondary sources, The British Zion traces congregationalist missionaries' involvement in domestic and colonial politics in early nineteenth-century Britain. As Michael A Rutz ably demonstrates, evangelical nonconformists actively campaigned from both the Empire's metropolitan centres and its periphery to extend religious liberty and civil equality in Britain, open colonial territories to evangelisation, abolish slavery, and secure civil rights for indigenous peoples. Moving beyond the dichotomising pictures of evangelical missionaries as either the advance forces of colonial domination or innocuous humanitarians and educators, Rutz carefully examines the humanitarian and theological impulses of the missionary movement while critically examining its political, social, and cultural impact within the larger development of the British Empire.
Main Description
Drawing upon extensive archival research and a wide range of secondary sources,The British Ziontraces congregationalist missionaries' involvement in domestic and colonial politics in early nineteenth-century Britain. As Michael A. Rutz ably demonstrates, evangelical nonconformists actively campaigned from both the Empire's metropolitan centers and its periphery to extend religious liberty and civil equality in Britain, open colonial territories to evangelization, abolish slavery, and secure civil rights for indigenous peoples. Moving beyond the dichotomizing pictures of evangelical missionaries as either the advance forces of colonial domination or innocuous humanitarians and educators, Rutz carefully examines the humanitarian and theological impulses of the missionary movement while critically examining its political, social, and cultural impact within the larger development of the British Empire.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Evangelical Revival and the Origins of the Missionary Movementp. 9
Itinerancy, Religious Liberty, and the Rise of Evangelical Politicsp. 31
The Missionary Movement and the Politics of Abolitionp. 53
Missionary Politics in Britain and the Cape Colonyp. 75
Church, State, and Dissenting Politics in the Age of Reformp. 97
Church, Race, and Conflict in the Cape Missionsp. 115
Epiloguep. 141
Notesp. 147
Bibliographyp. 173
Indexp. 187
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