Date of Submission

13-6-2000

Abstract

The aim of this thesis is to examine the portrayal of the South Pacific missionary in children's literature published between 1800 and 1935. It examines how hagiographic literature was used to suggest to young readers that the missionary was both an emissary of Western civilisation and the incarnation of Gospel values. It seeks to document the nexus between contemporary anthropological thought, colonialism and religious beliefs which underpinned the views and values presented to the child reader.

School/Institute

School of Arts and Sciences

Document Type

Thesis

Access Rights

Open Access

Extent

194 pages

Degree Name

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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