Mary Slessor - Everybody's Mother: The Era and Impact of a Victorian Missionary (Paperback)Jeanette Hardage (author)
Paperback 382 Pages / Published: 25/03/2010
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This is the story of Mary Slessor, a petite redhead from the slums of Dundee who became one of the most influencing people in the land known to her compatriots as 'the white man's grave'. Despite her eccentricities, this woman truly understood and connected with the Africans among whom she lived, so much so that the British government appointed her their first woman magistrate anywhere in the world and later awarded her the highest honor then bestowed on a woman commoner. Examining both the era and the influence of this extraordinary woman, the book reveals aspects of her public and private life that has previously been unanswered.
Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
Number of pages: 382
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 23 mm
''This book is commendable in that it raises awareness of the life of a woman who made a significant contribution to an understanding of Christian leadership. There is a need for more texts that convey this appreciation of roles undertaken by women in the development of faith traditions.'' Julia Allen in: Modern Believing, October 2012 ''In any case, it his had to disagree with Andrew Wall's assessment that this is 'the best biography of Slessor so far'. Hardage's work should also be of interest to anyone studying Christianity in the Calabar region or west African missions more broadly.'' Bethany Kipcrease, Aquinas College in: Journal of Religious History, Vol. 36 (3), September 2012 'High marks go to the easy writing style which make this rich volume a really engrossing narrative throughout. The author's approach is particularly welcome as it counters hagiographers' tendencies to turn Slessor into a one-dimensional heroine. Instead, Jeanette Hardage helps us get to know a rather unknowable pioneer...' Jo Stanley, Women's History Magazine, Issue 70, Summer 2012
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