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New Opportunities for Mission and Service

Ian Breward

in A History of the Churches in Australasia

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780198263562
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600418 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198263562.003.0004

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 New Opportunities for Mission and Service

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Missionary expansion and consolidation continued, with French and German missions joining British ones in Melanesia and Papua New Guinea. Aboriginal missions were recommenced in Northern Australia. Hundreds of Pacific Islanders were a vital part of this missionary expansion, demonstrating the strength of their churches. Colonial denominations reflected the energies and tensions of their parent bodies in their response to urbanization, doctorial and intellectual challenges, as well as the constant pressures of settlement expansion

Keywords: Aborigines; doctrinal change; evolution; missions; New Guinea; Pacific Islanders; Papua; urbanization

Chapter.  22027 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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