Protestants and Roman Catholics in Canada since the 1820s, like Christians elsewhere, actively sought to convert others to their forms of Christianity. This volume shows us some of their amazing as well as routine experiences of missions in Canada and overseas. The essays interpret missions as religious and cultural encounter, and reconstruct multiplex relationships which embrace diverse peoples - native Indians, English, French, Irish, Scots, Ukrainians, Swiss, East Indians in Trinidad and India. The motives and achievements of the missionaries were mixed and their creativity was boundless.
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Contents: Historical essays on Christian missions in Canada since the 1820s - No comparable work exists on religion in Canada.