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British Evangelicals vs Belgian Catholics

Christopher Harding

in Religious Transformation in South Asia

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548224
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.003.0003

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

 British Evangelicals vs Belgian Catholics

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This chapter looks at how two starkly differing forms of Christianity took root in the province: British Evangelical Protestantism and Belgian Catholicism. Investigating national and social backgrounds, theological convictions, and personal quirks — as well as a range of often colourfully-expressed tensions surrounding money and policy — the discussion sets out to assess the importance, for the convert-mission encounter, of fissures in the missionary ‘type’. The second half of the chapter introduces four rural mission stations as case studies: the Capuchin stations of Adah and Sahowala, and the CMS stations of Tarn Taran and Narowal.

Keywords: Catholic; Adah; Sahowala; Tarn Taran; Narowal; fissure; mission; rural; Capuchins; Church Missionary Society

Chapter.  22338 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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