Book Launch: Pushing Boundaries

8 April 2016 5:30pm — 6:30pm

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Otago University Press and the University Book Shop are very pleased to invite you to celebrate the publication of Pushing Boundaries: New Zealand Protestants and Overseas Missions 1827-1939 by Hugh Morrison, which will be launched by Professor Tony Ballantyne.

Pushing Boundaries is the first book-length attempt to tell the story of the evolution of overseas missionary activity by New Zealand’s Protestant churches from the early nineteenth century up to World War II.

In this thought-provoking book, Hugh Morrison outlines how and why missions became important to colonial churches – the theological and social reasons churches supported missions, how their ideas were shaped, and what motivated individual New Zealanders to leave these shores to devote their lives elsewhere.

Secondly, he connects this local story to some larger historical themes – of gender, culture, empire, childhood and education. This book argues that understanding the overseas missionary activity of Protestant churches and groups can contribute to a more general understanding of how New Zealand has developed as a society and nation.

Books will be available at the event to purchase and have signed.

Where: University Book Shop, 378 Great King St, Dunedin
RSVP: to (not necessary to attend but very helpful for catering purposes)

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