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Women's Missionary Societies

Eliza F. Kent

in Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165074
eISBN:
9780199835171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165071.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the extent to which evangelical Christianity empowered women missionaries and enabled them to challenge the patriarchal norms of missionary culture in India. It analyzes the ... More


How the Heathen See the Light

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses John MacGowan's story of a Chinese Christian called Goon to show how missionaries imagined the possible redemption of the damned in China. It describes the inner workings of ... More


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