William Sheppard

William Sheppard

by William E. Phipps
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Westminster John Knox Press


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William Sheppard

This comprehensive biography of William Sheppard, the first African American Presbyterian missionary, presents the remarkable story of how an African American born in the South during the era of slavery emerged as one of the most distinguished Presbyterian leaders in American history. The book chronicles Sheppard's journey to the Congo, details his efforts to challenge human rights violations, and describes his impact on the areas of religion, human rights, education, and art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664502034
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

William E. Phipps is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He was formerly Professor of Bible at Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the former Chair of the Philosophy Department at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia.

Table of Contents

Significant Dates for William Sheppardix
Southern Education
Journey to the Congo
Leopold and the Congo
2.Beginnings in Africa28
Up the River
Settling at Luebo
3.The Kuba People68
Into the Forbidden Kingdom
Art and Culture
4.Mission Developments95
Joined by Women
The Ibanche Station
5.Atrocities Protest132
Ivory and Rubber
Slavers and Cannibals
Vindication at Last
6.After Leaving the Congo176
Probation by Presbyterians
Church Work in America
7.Abiding Influences190
Diverse Legacies
The Congo Livingstone

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