The Planting of Christianity in Africa: Volume II: 1840-78

By Charles Pelham Groves

Volume II of a comprehensive narrative history of the various attempts to plant and develop Christianity in Africa from early times to the 20th century.

ISBN: 9780227170809


A great four-volume history presenting in comprehensive perspective, within the limits of a single narrative, the various attempts to plant and develop Christianity in Africa. The method of presentation is chronological rather than regional, taking the whole story forward stage by stage rather than dealing completely with one region at a time. As Groves shows in his continental survey, Christianity is now in the midst of its third great attempt to occupy Africa.

Volume II (1840-1878) covers the years in which the Christian faith – following the trail-blazing of Livingstone and Stanley in Central Africa and the Congo respectively – leaped ahead and became one of the formative factors in African life

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Dimensions216 × 140 mm

Hardback, Paperback

Trade InformationJPOD

About the Author

Dr Charles Pelham Groves was Professor of Missions at the Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham. He served in Eastern Nigeria as a missionary for thirteen years and was President of the Society for African Church History.



Part I: Reconnoitring for Advance: 1840-1858
1. The Attempt from the West
2. Contribution from the Carribean
3. Hope Restored
4. Probing from the East
5. The Thrust from the South

Part II: Pressing the Advantage: 1858-1878
6. Prelude to Progress
7. Developments in the North and West
8. Advances in the South and East
9. Livingstone’s Legacy