Nothing but Christ: Rufus Anderson and the Ideology of Protestant Foreign Missions

Hardcover | October 15, 1999

byPaul William Harris

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This book examines the career of Rufus Anderson, the central figure in the formation and implementation of missionary ideology in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Corresponding Secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions from 1832 to 1866, Andersoneffectively set the terms of debate on missionary policy on both sides of the Atlantic and indeed long after his death. In telling his story, Harris also speaks to basic questions in nineteenth-century American history and in the relationship between American culture and the cultures of what latercame to be known as the third world.

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This book examines the career of Rufus Anderson, the central figure in the formation and implementation of missionary ideology in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Corresponding Secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions from 1832 to 1866, Andersoneffectively set the terms of debate on missionary ...

Paul William Harris is at Moorhead State University.
Format:HardcoverPublished:October 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019513172X

ISBN - 13:9780195131727

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Indian Missions and the Puritan Legacy2. Self-Denial and Civilization3. Educational Ends and Means4. Hard Times5. The Abolitionist Attack6. The Powers that Be7. To Ordain Paster Over Them8. The Deputation to India9. Into History

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"...we are indebted to Harris for expanding our knowledge of Anderson and for providing an alternate perspective that stimulates us to reexamine the accepted historical wisdom about him."--International Bulletin of Missionary Research