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Of Merchants and Missions

A Historical Study of the Impact of British Colonialism on American Methodism In Singapore from 1885 to 1910

Andrew Peh

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Beschreibung

It has often been held that missions rode on the coattails of colonialism. In the case of the British administered island of Singapore, the pluriform missions of the Methodist missionaries demonstrated industry, innovation, and integrity, which in many ways question the charge of compromise and complicity between missions and colonialism. This historical survey presents the case that the Methodist missionaries collaborated with the colonial administration insofar where benefits might be gleaned from cooperation but were intuitively commandeered by a different commander-in-chief and whose primary motivation of love for the Lord, for the people, and for the land were objectively evident.

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Methodist Churches, Christian Ministry, Singapore, Asia, Asian history, Missions, 19th century, Andrew Peh, Southeast Asia, Methodist missionaries, Church history, Christianity, History, Methodist Church, colonialism, Missionaries, Of Merchants and Missions, British Colonialism, Colonies, Singapore church history, Great Britain, Methodism in Singapore, Methodist, Christian mission, Religious mission and conversion