19Th Century Global Expansion of Methodism: What Motivated Missionaries?
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About "19Th Century Global Expansion of Methodism: What Motivated Missionaries?"
A near death episode in the Rev John Smithies' earliest missionary work raises the principal question of this book, namely, what motivated Wesleyan Methodist mission in the first half of the nineteenth century? At first glance, the question may be answered simply: the quest to make Methodist converts or to Christianise indigenous inhabitants of newly conquered territories of the British Empire. However, in this reappraisal of Methodist mission in the century after John Wesley, a new perspective is explored, one which challenges these more common and simplistic interpretations.
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Richard is a former principal of Tabor College, Perth, Western Australia, and is presently a pastor at Mt Pleasant Baptist Church in the same city. He has his PhD from Edith Cowan University and M.Min from Melbourne College of Divinity.