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Author Vernal, Fiona

Title The Farmerfield mission : a Christian community in South Africa, 1838-2008 / Fiona Vernal
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (391 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction -- Genealogies: the evangelical revival, methodism, and pioneer mission work in the Cape Colony, 1790s-1820s -- Pioneer models of Methodist missionary enterprise: the chain of missions and the Albany Settlement, 1820-1838 -- Bringing the chain of missions back to the Eastern Cape: a novel turn in Methodist missions -- "A selected class of natives:" economic visions and realities of the first fifty years of the Farmerfield Mission Station -- "'Incipient civilization" and "nominal" Christianity?": the African Christian experience at Farmerfield, 1838-1884 -- The review of 1884: Farmerfield at a crossroads -- Revamping the mission: reincarnations of Farmerfield, 1884-1962 -- Becoming a "black spot": the removal of 1962 -- Reclaiming and resettling Farmerfield -- Conclusion
Summary This text explores the history of a residential Christian community in South Africa established for Africans by Methodist missionaries, destroyed in 1962 by the apartheid government when it was zoned as an area for white occupation, and returned to the descendants of the community under South Africa's land reform program in 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-349) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Wesleyan Methodist Church of South Africa.
Wesleyan Methodist Church -- Missions -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape -- History
SUBJECT Wesleyan Methodist Church. fast (OCoLC)fst00549301
Wesleyan Methodist Church of South Africa. fast (OCoLC)fst01795824
Subject Methodism.
RELIGION -- Christian Ministry -- Missions.
SUBJECT Eastern Cape (South Africa) -- History
Eastern Cape (South Africa) -- Church history
Subject South Africa -- Eastern Cape.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199843411