The Gospel on the Banks of the Niger

Journals and Notices of the Native Missionaries Accompanying the Niger Expedition of 1857-1859

by John Christopher Taylor; Samuel Crowther;

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The Gospel on the Banks of the Niger

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This 1859 publication contains the journals kept by Samuel Crowther (who in 1864 became the first African bishop of the Anglican church) and John Christopher Taylor during their respective missions to the banks of the Niger in 1857 and 1858. Crowther, a rescued slave educated at the Anglican mission in Sierra Leone, and Taylor, another Sierra Leonean, travelled on a trade expedition endorsed by the British government. Taylor disembarked at Onitsha and founded the first mission among the Ibo people, while Crowther landed further up the river, at Rabba. Revealing great Christian zeal and enthusiasm, both journals offer compelling insights into the daily life of a missionary in Africa and also serve as a valuable source of local history. The book includes the account of a canoe expedition undertaken by Crowther, along with a table of expenses for the trip, and a fascinating collection of Ibo proverbs compiled by Taylor.

The Gospel on the Banks of the Niger by John Christopher Taylor; Samuel Crowther was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in September 2011. The ISBN for The Gospel on the Banks of the Niger is 9780511697852.

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Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (September 2011)
Product Code4491906
Page last updated 1st October 2016
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