The Quality of Heroic Living, of High Endeavour and Adventure: Anglican Mission, Women and Education in Palestine, 1888-1948

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This work focuses on Anglican mission and women's education in Palestine in the period from 1888 till 1948. As part of the "enlightenment movement" the project was initiated by British women educational pioneers, who influenced women to carry out the creed of academic training for girls also in colonial areas.
While the educational profile of the pre-World War One schools mainly focused on modernisation of the domestic role, during the British Mandate the highly educated Anglican women teachers had two aims for their work: To create a peaceful multi-cultural environment in a society characterised by religious and ethnic strife and secondly to introduce a modern feminine ideal to Christian, Muslim and Jewish middle-and upper class girls.
This study contributes to our knowledge of the Anglican missionary project, the role of women misionaries/educators and the history of Palestine.

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'Overall, the work is very well done, and to be especially commended for its attention to both the larger sweep of historical events as well as the individual lives of particular women: this is a wonderful essay integrating women’s history into broader missionary, national, and international history…For all those interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Christian responses to it, in modern Christian missions to the Holy Land, in women’s history, mission history, and British colonial history, this book is an insightful study and a good read.'
Arun W. Jones, Missiology, 2005.
'Okkenhaug's book is a fascinating look at the lifestyle, goals, accomplishments and failures of a select, influential mission.'
Nancy Stockdale, International Bulletin of Missionary Research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004126732
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/15/2002
  • Series: Studies in Christian Mission Series, #27
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Inger Marie Okkenhaug, Ph.D. (1999), University of Bergen, is post-doctorate researcher at the Department of History, University of Bergen.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Jerusalem and East Mission and Female Education, 1888-1914 1
1 Background: Protestant Mission in Ottoman Palestine 1
2 The Jerusalem and East Mission and Work among Women 12
3 J&EM, Women and Education, 1888-1914 19
4 World War I: New Demands for Palestinian Women 50
Ch. 2 The Mandatory Educational System, The Jerusalem High School and College, and the English High School for Girls, Haifa 60
1 The Educational System in Mandatory Palestine, 1918-1948 60
2 Establishing The Jerusalem Girls' High School and The English High School for Girls, Haifa 66
Ch. 3 "To Keep Alight the Torch of Civilisation". The Educational Project: Women and Modernisation 81
1 The Anglican Church As the "Spiritual Arm" of British Rule: Education and Relations with Government Authorities in Jerusalem 82
2 The Missionary Aspect of Educational Work 97
3 Education and the Development of a Modern Palestinian Society 107
Ch. 4 Domestic Training or Academic Qualifications? 122
Ch. 5 "To Nourish a Sense of Common Palestinian Citizenship": The Arab-Jewish Conflict and the Anglican Project 141
1 The Anglican Church and the Basis of the Mandate 143
2 The Anglican Educational Strategy versus Nationalities 149
3 The League of Nations Ideal after the 1929 Riots 158
Ch. 6 From Neutrality to Critic of Mandate Policy: Women Teachers and the Arab-Jewish Conflict 173
1 Independent Woman Missionary versus Anglican Employees and Strategies for Influence 197
2 Mabel Warburton and a British University in Palestine 203
Ch. 7 Anglican Women Teachers: Their Social, Religious, and Educational Background 214
1 Missionaries or Educators 214
2 Social Background: The Lady Teacher 224
3 Women Principals, Individual Powers, and Limits of Authority 236
Ch. 8 The Modern Missionary: Professional Teacher and Female Role Model 248
Ch. 9 The Graduates and Post-School Life 299
Conclusion 324
Appendix 331
Bibliography 342
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