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Russians, North Americans, and Telugus: The Mennonite Brethren Mission in India, 1885–1975 1 edition

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This book is an account of the Mennonite Brethren Mission effort in India, an initiative that must be understood within the context of the larger Protestant effort to bring the Christian gospel to people groups in all parts of the world. The book traces the difficulties that many missionaries faced in seeking to establish a Christian church among the Telugu speaking people. In varying degrees, the mission took on the colonial patterns of their British counterparts. In the eyes of the national Christians, the missionaries were a fortunate race--rich, resourceful, and powerful. The mission compounds, while lighthouses and centers of refuge for the ostracized, also became sources of dependency and subsequent problems. Even so, the colossal missionary effort has resulted in one of the largest conferences of Mennonite Brethren churches, continuing the work begun by Russian and North American Mennonites.

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Russians, North Americans, and Telugus
The Mennonite Brethren mission in India, 1885-1975
by Peter Penner

Published 1997 by Kindred Productions in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Hillsboro, KS, USA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments i
Introduction iii
1. Russian and American Beginnings 1
2. The American Baptist Plan of Cooperation: 1902–1905 17
3. Missionary Fellowship and Revival 33
4. Territorial and "Ownership" Considerations 49
5. The Pioneering Missionary Conference 67
6. New Missionaries and a New Citizenship 83
7. Tragedy and Trauma in the 1920s 95
8. The Board of Foreign Missions in Depressed Times 107
9. The India Missionaries "in Station" 121
10. Mennonite Brethren Missions: Theory and Strategy 139
11. The Missionary Council in Post-War Andhra Pradesh 155
12. A Time of Tragedies 177
13. The Intervention of the Board, 1949–1960 195
14. The Mission Administrative Committee 219
15. "Partnership in Obedience" 239
16. The India Partner 259
17. The Legacy of Mission 277
Appendix 287
Abbreviations 295
Bibliographical Note on Primary Sources 297
Endnotes 301
Index 401
Author 413

Edition Notes

Perspectives on Mennonite Life and Thought, No. 10
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BV3265.2 .P46 1997

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xi, 413 p.
Number of pages
9.0 x 5.75 x 1.00 inches

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