Missions and Media. The Politics of Missionary Periodicals in the Long Nineteenth Century

C2 Edited book

Internal Authors/Editors

Publication Details

List of Authors: Felicity Jensz, Hanna Acke
Place: Stuttgart
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Title of series: Missionsgeschichtliches Archiv
Number in series: 20
ISBN: 978-3-515-10304-6


This edited collection provides one of the most broadly reaching studies
of nineteenth-century missionary periodicals through case studies of
the ways in which this medium was used by various missionary societies
to influence their readership, to conjure support for their missions, to
construct images of the foreign 'other', and to help legitimise the
missionary endeavour, especially amongst the so-called heathen of
colonised lands. The collection demonstrates how politics affected the
content of missionary periodicals, the role of censorship, and how
missionary organisations promoted and disseminated their periodicals.

The tightly focussed theme of the book allows a range of comparisons and
analogies, which is further complimented by the concluding chapter that
provides a theoretical analysis of missionary periodicals as a genre.
The collection offers important insights into missionary propaganda and
in doing so also contributes to the current discourse of missionaries as
transnational cultural carriers, with the broad geographical,
confessional and denominational range of the articles providing a firm
reference for future scholarship in the field.


Christian missions, church history

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