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Author Ganter, Regina, author.

Title The contest for Aboriginal souls : European missionary agendas in Australia / Regina Ganter.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press : Aboriginal History Inc., 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 248 pages).
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Series Aboriginal History Monographs
Aboriginal History Monographs.
Contents The quest for ecclesiastical territory - Catholics and Protestants -- Protestants divided -- Empires of faith -- The subtle ontology of power -- Engaging with missionaries -- The trials of missionary life -- The German difference.
Summary This book covers the missionary activity in Australia conducted by non-English speaking missionaries from Catholic and Protestant mission societies from its beginnings to the end of the mission era. It looks through the eyes of the missionaries and their helpers, as well as incorporating Indigenous perspectives and offering a balanced assessment of missionary endeavour in Australia, attuned to the controversies that surround mission history. It means neither to condemn nor praise, but rather to understand the various responses of Indigenous communities, the intentions of missionaries, the agendas of the mission societies and the many tensions besetting the mission endeavor. It explores a common commitment to the supernatural and the role of intermediaries like local diplomats and evangelists from the Pacific Islands and Philippines, and emphasises the strong role played by non-English speakers in the transcultural Australian mission effort. This book is a companion to the website German Missionaries in Australia - A web-directory of intercultural encounters. The web-directory provides detailed accounts of Australian missions staffed with German speakers. The book reads laterally across the different missions and produces a completely different type of knowledge about missions. The book and its accompanying website are based on a decade of research ranging across mission archives with foreign-language sources that have not previously been accessed for a historiography of Australian missions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-248).
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Religion.
Protestant churches -- Missions -- Australia.
Catholic Church -- Missions -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions. (OCoLC)fst00794544
Aboriginal Australians -- Religion. (OCoLC)fst00794556
Protestant churches -- Missions. (OCoLC)fst01079897
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
HISTORY / Australia & New Zealand.
Added Author Australian National University Press.
Aboriginal History Inc.
ISBN 9781760462055 (electronic bk.)
1760462055 (electronic bk.)
9781760462048 (paperback)
1760462047 (paperback)
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