Building God's Kingdom

Building God's Kingdom

Norwegian Missionaries in Highland Madagascar, 1866-1903

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In a historical study of the Norwegian Lutheran mission in the highland regions Vakinankaratra and Betliseo in Madagascar during the final third of the 19th century, Skeie (intercultural studies, NLA U., Bergen, Norway) analyzes the missionaries and their work within the contemporary Norwegian and Malagasy historical contexts, and explores the Norwegian mission endeavor on the African island through the complexities of mission as practice. Her main focus is on the building of a Lutheran church in a material, a religious, and an organizational sense. She uses the mission station and the church building as points of entry for analysis of how political, cultural, and religious realities in Madagascar impinged on the missionaries, on the mission, on the churches, and on Lutheran Christianity in Madagascar. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Brill USA
In Building God’s Kingdom Karina Hestad Skeie analyzes Malagasy influence on the nineteenth century Norwegian mission in highland Madagascar. Exploring the encounters' material, spatial and symbolic aspects, the study reveals the complex dynamics of mission encounters.

Publisher: Leiden ;, Boston :, Brill,, 2013
ISBN: 9789004242128
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 296 pages)


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