Building God's kingdom : Norwegian missionaries in highland Madagascar, 1866-1903 /

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.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Skeie, Karina Hestad.
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
Series:Studies in Christian mission ; vol. 42.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Building God's Kingdom; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; Buildings, Bodies and Missionary Work; History and Theoretical Presuppositions; Mission and Missionaries; Previous Research on Christianity and Mission in Nineteenth-Century Madagascar; Sources; Sources to the Malagasy side; Chapter Outline; A Brief Note on Language; 2. Nineteenth Century Norway and the Mission; Introduction; Transformation and Modernisation; Haugianism; Nationalism and Quest for Independence; The Lutheran State Church of Norway
  • The Protestant Mission Movement in Norway and the NMSInternal and External Mission Associations; Why the NMS Chose Madagascar; Women and Mission; The Social Background of the Missionary Personnel; Female Missionaries and their Educational Background; Male Missionaries and their Educational Background; NMS-LMS Contact; Schreuder's Contacts; 3. Nineteenth-Century Madagascar and the Norwegian Mission; Introduction; Language; The Kingdom of Madagascar; Social Categories; Political Structures; The Custom of the Ancestors; Hasina; Macrocosm and Microcosm
  • the Universe and the House; Hierarchy
  • LeadershipReligious Specialists; Rituals of Blessing; Christianity and Christian Missions; European Christian Missions in Madagascar; NMS's Arrival in Madagascar; Overview of the Norwegian Mission in Madagascar; Missionary Personnel; Stability; 4. The Mission Station: Building a Home; Introduction; 'To Bring the Light of Bliss to Those Who Sit in Darkness'; Building the Mission Station; The House Interior; Bodies and Boundaries; Relationships Between Houses; Outsiders Inside and Outside; Inside and Out; Outside the Mission Station; 5. The Church Building: Building a Lutheran Church
  • IntroductionThe Politics of Place; Negotiating Place; Building and Maintaining Relations; Hasina
  • Non-Negotiable Customs; 'The Worship' and Fanompoana Churches; A Challenging Relationship; Building Churches; The Church Building; The Spatial Logics of Station Districts; The Church Interior; Entangled Objects; Norwegian or Malagasy Church?; Bodies and Boundaries: Requirements for Baptism; Baptism and the Christian Life after Baptism; Negotiating Membership; Active Reinterpretation; Teaching and Preaching
  • in Theory and in Practice; Malagasy Pastors; Churches and Schools; Conclusions
  • 6. Crossroads and a Malagasy ChallengeIntroduction; Organisational Development; Women's Associations; Workers' Meetings; Annual Meetings; Organisations in Other Protestant Churches in the Highlands; Developing Consciousness of a Malagasy Lutheran Church; Formal and Informal Power and Influence; A New Colonial Context; Anti-Foreign and Anti-Christian Revolt; Malagasy Lutherans: Under Double Suspicion; The Norwegian Missionaries and the French Colonial Government; Christian Revivals: the Fifohazana; The Malagasy Synod Initiative; Ambato
  • the Quest for Unity and Independence