By Keith Newman

ISBN-10: 0143204084

ISBN-13: 9780143204084

Bible & Treaty: Missionaries one of the Maori is a complicated and vibrant event of religion, bravery, perseverance and betrayal that seeks to get better misplaced connections within the tale of recent New Zealand. It brings a clean point of view to the missionary tale, from the lead-up to Samuel Marsden's first sermon on New Zealand soil, and the intervening fight for survival and realizing, to the dramatic occasions that opened up round the Treaty of Waitangi and the disillusionment that resulted in the Land Wars within the 1860s. whereas a few missionaries truly did not reside as much as their excessive calling, the bulk devoted their lives to Maori and have been instrumental in spreading Christianity, brokering peace among warring tribes, and selling literacy - leading to a Maori-language variation of the Bible. This hugely readable account, from the writer of Ratana Revisited: An Unfinished Legacy (2006) and Ratana: The Prophet (2009), shines a brand new mild at the ever-evolving enterprise of recent Zealand's early history.

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