Memoirs of the Life of the Rev. John Williams, Missionary to Polynesia

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Memoirs of the Life of the Rev. John Williams, Missionary to Polynesia

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This account of the life of the missionary John Williams (1796-1839), first published in 1843, celebrates his character and his achievements in evangelizing the South Sea islands. Williams believed that the spread of Christianity, 'civilization', and commerce went hand-in-hand, and his work in and around Tahiti and Rarotonga from the time of his first posting there by the London Missionary Society in 1817 was largely well received. In 1830 he became the first person to introduce Christianity to Samoa and, after returning to England in 1834 to raise money and support for the cause, he returned to the Pacific as a celebrity. His final voyage was to Eromango in the New Hebrides, where he was killed and eaten. This violent death combined with the success of his earlier missions caused him to be regarded as a heroic figure and inspired much popular literature.

Memoirs of the Life of the Rev. John Williams, Missionary to Polynesia by Ebenezer Prout was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in September 2011. The ISBN for Memoirs of the Life of the Rev. John Williams, Missionary to Polynesia is 9780511710384.

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Page last updated 2nd October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (September 2011)
ISBN9780511710384
ISBN-100511710380
Product Code4491961
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