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Communities like Opus Dei arose to meet this need. Colonial constructions have been thoroughly deconstructed by Marxists, nationalists, empiricists, post-modernists, and a host of other schools of enquiry, and amidst these competing approaches we have even found areas of consensus.
On the contrary, the missionaries' greatest battles were often with other competing Christian sects, while their records reveal that the missionaries themselves were a disparate collection of individuals with the full range of human strengths and weaknesses.
Far from a dry book of theology, Carey's work used the best available geographic and ethnographic data to map and count the number of people who had never heard the Gospel.
The editor also draws attention to a Protestant bias in studies of missions, with critical accounts of Roman Catholic missions being rare.
Many were trained as physicians, or took special courses in public health and tropical medicine at Livingstone College, London. Often, missionaries provide welfare and health services, as a good deed or to make friends with the locals.
In Africa, especially, the missionaries made many converts. It inspired a movement that has grown with increasing speed from his day to the present.
The index is sound and illustrations well chosen, although a separate bibliography might have been more appropriate given the overlap between certain chapters.
His books, speaking, and examples led to the formation of numerous inland missions and of the Student Volunteer Movement SVM, founded inwhich from to about sent nearly 10, missionaries to inland areas, often at great personal sacrifice.