European Missionaries Essays

  • European Missionaries

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    of the bubonic plague in South- western China causing the disappearance of Christianity. However, in the sixteenth century, when the world economy began to stabilize, Roman Catholic missionaries made their way throughout Asia to win converts and set up churches, monasteries, and Christian communities by using European science, technology, and mechanics to piqué Chinese and Japanese curiosity. Without any adaptations of Proselytism “off limits”, it ensured the rise of Christianity in Asia after the

  • European Missionaries in Africa

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    European Missionaries in Africa At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Christianity was bounded to the coastal areas of Africa. At this time in Western Africa, there were a total of three missionary societies operating in western Africa. There was the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG), the Wesleyan Missionary Society (WMS), and the Glasaw and Scottish Missionary Society (GSMS). In the southern portion of Africa, the Morovian Missionary and the London Missionary were dominant

  • The History of the American Bottom

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    economic growth. Prior to the contact period, or the time when the Illinois first came into contact with Europeans, the Illinois were a great and influential tribe. They were a very interesting tribe who had a culture all their own. They were also a very autonomous bunch never having to rely on anyone but themselves for survival. This was all to change with the introduction of European missionaries and traders. The Illinois were dwelling in territory that was in heavy demand by those who wished to exploit

  • history of lacrosse

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    Lacrosse is the oldest team sport in North America, having been played by Native American tribes long before any European had even set foot on the continent. A century after European missionaries discovered the game played by Native Americans, they began to play it themselves, starting in the 18th century. From there, it evolved and grew in popularity from a very savage game that resembled war, into what it is today, a recreational sport played widely in America and other countries. As U.S. Lacrosse

  • Colonialism and Imperialism - Heart of Darkness and Post-Colonial Theory

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    known as the Republic of the Congo). The Kongo, as it was originally known, was inhabited first by pygmy tribes and migratory 'Bantus' and was 'discovered' by the Portuguese in the 14th Century. The Portuguese brought with them Catholocism; European missionaries. The Congo was ruled by King Alfonso I from 1506 - 1540 and Shamba Bolongongo from 1600 - 1620. The slave trade was rife in the Congo, from about 1500 until 1830. King Leopold of Belgium ruled, between 1878 and 1908, and would have been King

  • Catholic and Christians Missionaries in Africa

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    wilderness to face the adventures that lay inside the “heart of darkness”, Africa. Unbeknownst by him at first, Marlow is viewed as a missionary: the man that will bring light to the “dark” continent (Heart 3). In The Heart of Darkness, Marlow’s aunt refers to him as an “emissary of light, something like a lower sort of apostle”. It is obvious that Marlow is regarded as a missionary, although in his mind, he is simply going to Africa to complete a job. However, there were 1.6 million Evangelical Christians

  • Missionaries in Pre-Colonial and Early Colonial Nigeria

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    Missionaries in Pre-Colonial and Early Colonial Nigeria In any study of colonial Nigeria, the groundwork accomplished by the missionaries in pre-colonial days must be a central concern. They were instrumental in setting the scene which would meet the colonists when they started arriving. Missionaries were used by the colonial power as an avant garde, to expand into new regions, a fact keenly displayed by Achebe in Things Fall Apart. For many Nigerians, missionaries were the first Europeans with

  • Missionaries Are to Blame in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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    Missionaries Are to Blame in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart The burden and calling to reach out and help others, enfold many people in society throughout the world. Rich or poor, young or old, black, red or white, the motive is helping those with a need. As Chinua Achebe points out in his book, Things Fall Apart, though there is the aspiration to lend a hand, it can sometimes become deadly, and even fatal to the lives of people. Although the missionaries try help convert the Ibo village of

  • How Christian Religion Became A World Religion Summary

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    send” or apostellein. Thus came about apostles, or missionaries, those who were sent to tell the Good News. As Christianity developed, bishops became the ones who were overseers and local leaders of social services, including giving to the poor. They were the first to be tortured and executed for their faith. The first papal mission began under the Roman Empire in AD 596. This caused the shaping of European Christendom and expansion of missionary actions making a profound impact on the identity of

  • Characterizing the Religious Encounter between Moravians and Saramakas

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    Characterizing the Religious Encounter between Moravians and Saramakas When Moravians in Germany sent three missionaries to Suriname in 1765 to witness to the Saramakas, two groups with unique and fundamentally different cultural, social, and religious beliefs and structures met. During the course of their stay, the Moravians were hounded by disease and disappointed by the poor reception of the gospel; meanwhile, the Saramakas were plagued with inter-tribal rivalries and poor relations with the

  • Christianity and Evangelism in Jane Eyre

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    East India Company and the English Parliament was, the resistance against allowing missionary work in India, and that the clergy would be commissioned to serve only the European population there. They took this stance, because they felt the inhabitants would feel threatened and cause problems for those who had financial interests in the area. In 1813, with the passing of a new Charter Act, India was opened to missionary activity, and many jumped at the opportunity to sacrifice all for the sake of “heathen”

  • William Carey and His Ten Strategies

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    "Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God" is a quote by William Carey, a missionary to India, and encarved on his tombstone. Carey's goal was to build an indigenous church "by means of native preachers" and by providing Scriptures in the native tongue, and to that end he dedicated to his life. Carey had an intriguing life and he developed ten strategies which missionaries use today. Carey was born on 17th August 1761 at Paulerspury, a pleasant village in Northamptonshire, England

  • Death comes for the archbishop

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    through her writings, the hardships of the people involved in making this part of America what it is today. It points out the influence of the earliest Spanish missionaries of the 16th century through the latter part of the 19th century involving French missionaries and exposes the corruptness as well as the dedication of the missionaries of the church. The book’s main setting is in the 19th century, during the settlement of New Mexico and Colorado and recalls the journeys that a priest undertook

  • Slide Three Medical Missionaries

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    Slide 2 – Missionary Medicine “Missionary medicine can be seen as a combination of one’s belief in the power of biomedicine along with medical care being provided by those ‘called by God’, who served as mere servants of the Great Healer of souls, (i.e. God).” - Sterling Pg. 55 Slide 3 - Medical Missionaries (1) In the latter part of the 19th Century missionaries in East and Central Africa set up of rural hospitals and rural clinics, which saved many lives because of immunization and reducing infant

  • Christian Mission in the Carribean

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    critically analyze Newman's article, presenting her ideas and findings on this very interesting topic. Las G. Newman begins his article by quoting the words of Canon Max Warren - "the Great Commission is Jesus Christ himself". Jesus is the model missionary and embodiment of the Great commission. There is no other commission given to the church except the Great Commission. Mission as defined by Newman is "the notion of agents being sent out to cross frontiers, to bear a message and to engage in a particular

  • Tahiti and the French Polynesia

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    Prior to the first European contact, the islands were ruled by a hierarchy of hereditary tribal chiefs. The first Europeans to visit the area were the English explorers Samuel Wallis in 1767 and James Cook in 1769. French explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville arrived in 1768 and claimed the islands for France. In the late 1700s occasional ships arrived in the islands, most notably the H.M.S. Bounty in 1788, captained by William Bligh. The first missionaries, from the London Missionary Society, arrived

  • Pompallier house

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    Pompallier House, built and first occupied by French Roman Catholic missionaries of the Society of Mary, it has significant association with notable people and events that occurred within the history of New Zealand. Erected on a section of land with “70 feet frontage to the sea” and served as a mission printing house and later a residential home. French architect Louis Perret led the project and Pise de Terre was the primary method of construction. The building is said to been completed around August

  • Missions Research Paper

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    What is a missionary? A missionary is someone sent by Jesus Christ just as he was sent by God. In missionary work, the great danger is that God’s call will be replaced by the needs of the people, to the point that human sympathy for those needs will absolutely overwhelm the purpose of being sent by Jesus. ("My Utmost For His Highest.") “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” ("Go and Make Disciples!"). Missions are important to God because of the cross of Christ and the command and

  • Children Of A Christian Home

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    matures into an adolescent (Krum 27). At Alderbrook Community Church in Abbotsford, numerous individuals lose their religious belief as they encounter their teenage years. The church needs to involve their youth by producing more local and global missionary trips so that restoration of faith and purpose may re-enter their young minds. Christian families prioritize bringing their children to church every Sunday so their children can have structure in their religious life and be committed every week

  • Essay On Missionary Teachers

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    Many missionary English teachers enter the TESOL field not fully aware of what they are getting into. There are three fundamental aspects that missionaries who teach English should understand about their role. First, individuals who teach English represent something bigger than just themselves. Often English teachers are viewed as ambassadors of the West; this is a preconceived notion that includes everything from Hollywood to Christianity (Snow, 2001, p. 27). Many people in non-Western countries