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Eighteenth-Century mission sermons

Strong, R. (2012) Eighteenth-Century mission sermons. In: Francis, K.A., Gibson, W., Ellison, R., Morgan-Guy, J. and Tennant, B., (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901. Oxford University Press, Oxford, England, pp. 497-512.

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The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG), founded in 1702, was the first and only British missionary society, until the advent of Evangelical mission societies in the 1790s. This article explores the annual anniversary sermons of the SPG from the society’s establishment until the 1790s. Throughout the eighteenth century, the SPG mission sermons constructed identities for the various colonial North American and, to a lesser extent, West Indian, populations that were the targets of SPG missions.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright: 2012 Oxford University Press
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