- December 01, 2018
By Uta Zeuge-Buberl
Translated by Elizabeth Janik
Published by the Franz Steiner Verlag (2017) and available as an Open Access eBook
The work of Christian missions in past centuries has persistently been viewed in a negative light, although missionaries did not always act with cultural imperialist or colonialist intent. This volume presents a more nuanced interpretation of mission work, illuminating the significance of interpersonal interactions within the mission field. The Syria Mission of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM), which was active in the Ottoman Province of Syria (present-day Lebanon) between 1819 and 1870, provides the study’s central focus.