Prophetic Identities Paperback
Indigenous Missionaries on British Colonial Frontiers, 1850-75
by Tolly Bradford;
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Tolly Bradford finds answers to these questions in the lives and legacies of Henry Budd, a Cree missionary from western Canada, and Tiyo Soga, a Xhosa missionary from southern Africa. Inspired by both faith and family, these men found in Christianity a way to construct a modern conception of indigeneity, one informed by their ties to Britain and rooted in land and language, rather than religion and lifestyle. Although they shared a new sense of "nativeness," the men followed different paths. Whereas Budd sought to create a modern Cree village to cope with the upheavals of the 1860s and 1870s, Soga tried to foster among his people a politicised, and Christianised, sense of African nationalism.
In telling this story, Bradford portrays indigenous missionaries not as victims of colonialism but as people who made conscious, difficult choices about their spirituality, identity, and relationship with the British colonial world.
Prophetic Identities by Tolly Bradford was published by University of British Columbia Press in May 2013. The ISBN for Prophetic Identities is 9780774822800.
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Details for Prophetic Identities
|Author / Artist||Tolly Bradford|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||University of British Columbia Press (May 2013)|
|Number of Pages||256|
|Page last updated||24th March 2013|