Pastors, Partners and Paternalists: African Church Leaders and Western Missionaries in the Anglican Church in Kenya, 1850-1900

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A study tracing the relationships between missionaries and African Church workers in Kenya in the years 1850-1900, as missionaries increasingly adopted imperial assumptions of Western superiority.
It tells the story of the first Anglican clergy in Kenya, their wives and colleagues; their rescue from slavery, their education in India and their subsequent work in East Africa. It demonstrates their contribution to the rapid growth of the Church and of indigenous Christian ...

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Overview

A study tracing the relationships between missionaries and African Church workers in Kenya in the years 1850-1900, as missionaries increasingly adopted imperial assumptions of Western superiority.
It tells the story of the first Anglican clergy in Kenya, their wives and colleagues; their rescue from slavery, their education in India and their subsequent work in East Africa. It demonstrates their contribution to the rapid growth of the Church and of indigenous Christian communities. Yet later missionaries were not willing to accord to the Africans the position they had a right to expect. The book recounts their protest and the development of a Church order.
Similar events in West Africa have been documented, but this is the first time such a pattern in East Africa has been outlined.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004106390
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Series: Studies in Christian Mission Series , #17
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Colin Reed is the Principal of St. Andrew's Hall, Melbourne, Australia, a training college for cross-cultural mission. He was brought up in Africa, taught in Kenya for twelve years and has a long-standing interest in African history.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes and Abbreviations
Preface
I The First Kenyan Anglican Clergy 1
II India: Bombay, Nasik 17
III Rabai and Zanzibar 31
IV An End to the Slave Trade: Fugitive Slaves 41
V New Beginnings 1875-1885 55
VI The Church among Fugitive Slave Communities 75
VII Conflict and Cohabitation 83
VIII The Ordination of the First Clergy 95
IX Bishops, Priests and Deacons 111
X Fifteen Years of Deteriorating Relationships between the African Leaders and the Mission 125
XI Subsidiary Causes of Conflict; Language and Dress 143
XII The Giriama Church - Successors to the Fugitive Slave Church 153
XIII Summary and Conclusions; Looking Back and Forward 161
XIV Postscript 177
Appendices 183
Biographical Notes 185
Photographs of Frere Town Today 189
Primary sources 195
Bibliography 197
Index 201
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