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A new and exciting collection of studies that breaks new ground in the history of religion and imperialism. This is the first study to provide a 'four nations' approach to the history of religious settlement in the British Empire including important new accounts of Irish and Scottish missionary and colonial churches, as well as the way in which religion served to focus metropolitan imperial identity back home and abroad. It includes perspectives from around the British world including the settler societies of Greater Britain – Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Cape Colony – as well as the more distant and contested colonies in Madagascar and Botswana. Proper attention is paid to Britain's religious diverse traditions, including Irish Catholicism, low and high church Anglicanism, Presbyterianism and Congregationalism. Including many useful introductions to topics such as religious conflict in Ireland, the history of slavery, foreign missions, the influence of the United States on foreign mission work in Canada, and the slow transformation of colonial to national churches, for students of imperialism, gender studies, race relations and religious history, this book makes essential reading.


Description

A new and exciting collection of studies that breaks new ground in the history of religion and imperialism. This is the first study to provide a 'four nations' approach to the history of religious settlement in the British Empire including important new accounts of Irish and Scottish missionary and colonial churches, as well as the way in which religion served to focus metropolitan imperial identity back home and abroad. It includes perspectives from around the British world including the settler societies of Greater Britain – Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Cape Colony – as well as the more distant and contested colonies in Madagascar and Botswana. Proper attention is paid to Britain's religious diverse traditions, including Irish Catholicism, low and high church Anglicanism, Presbyterianism and Congregationalism. Including many useful introductions to topics such as religious conflict in Ireland, the history of slavery, foreign missions, the influence of the United States on foreign mission work in Canada, and the slow transformation of colonial to national churches, for students of imperialism, gender studies, race relations and religious history, this book makes essential reading.


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'This book is an extremely welcome addition to the growing literature on the British empire, or empires, and religion. It offers much comment that is new while contributing to established historiographical debates. It is to be hoped that this volume will generate further interest and debate on a significant and too-long neglected dimension to imperial history.' - The Journal of the Ecclesiastical History


Contents


Preface
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Empires of Religion; H.M.Carey
PART I: RELIGIOUS METROPOLES
The Consolidation of Irish Catholicism within a Hostile Imperial Framework: a comparative study of early modern Ireland and Hungary; T.Ó Hannracháin
Anti-Catholicism and the British Empire, 1815-1914; J.Wolffe
An Empire of God or of Man?: the Macaulays, father and son; C.Hall
Religious Literature and Discourses of Empire: The Scottish Presbyterian Foreign Mission Movement, 1824-1913; E.Breitenbach PART II: COLONIES AND MISSION FIELDS
'Making Black Scotsmen and Women?' Scotland, Scottish Missions and the Eastern Cape Colony in the Nineteenth Century; J.Mackenzie
Archbishop Vaughan and the Empires of Religion in Colonial New South Wales; P.Cunich
'Brighter Britain': Images of Empire in the International Child Rescue Movement, 1850-1915; S.Swain
Saving 'the empty north': Religion and Empire in Australia; A.O'Brien
'The sharer of my joys and sorrows': Alison Blyth, Missionary Labours and Female Perspectives on Slavery in Nineteenth-century Jamaica; J.McAleer
Richard Taylor and the Children of Noah: Race, Science and Religion in the South Seas; P.Clayworth
From African Missions to Global Sisterhood: the Mothers' Union and Colonial Christianity, 1900-1930; E.E.Prevost
PART III: POST-COLONIAL TRANSFORMATIONS
Ireland's Spiritual Empire: Territory and Landscape in Irish Catholic Missionary Discourse; F.Bateman
Canadian Protestant Overseas Missions to the Mid Twentieth Century: American Influences, Interwar Changes, Long-term Legacies, 1930-50; R.Compton Brouwer
Empire and Religion in Colonial Botswana: The Seretse Khama Controversy, 1948-56; J.Stuart
Select Bibliography
Endnotes
Index


Authors

HILARY M. CAREY  is Professor of History at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. From 2004-2006 she was Keith Cameron Professor of Australian History at University College Dublin. She is the author of Believing in Australia (Allen& Unwin 1996) and is currently writing a history of colonial missions. She also writes on the history of medieval astrology (though not at the same time).