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Blest Be the Ties That Bind

Blest Be the Ties That Bind

David Rood, the American Board Mission in Natal and Adams College

by David a Rood
Paperback
Publication Date: 30/12/2017
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David Rood is a descendant and namesake of the one about whom he writes. The author's meticulous archival research uncovers the long and faithful ministry (1848-1888) of a little known, and never-before written-about, American Board missionary, in Natal. The Reverend David Rood (1818-1891) is the founder of Adams College (est. 1853), education and spiritual font of many of southern Africa's most prominent black nationalists (Lembede, Matthews, Buthelezi, Nkomo and Khama), four of whom served as president of the African National Congress (Dube, Seme, Gumede and Luthuli). The book expands from biography to a prominent mission's history that began in 1835, and further, to a country's prenatal history. Though biographical and missiological, the text above all is 'relational' in that it emphasizes the intricate web of relationships, horizontal and lateral, familial and ecclesiastical, that linked north Americans to each other and to southern Africans thus making his text a chronicle of the ties that bound people together to contribute substantively to southern Africa's current modern democratic dispensation.
ISBN:
9781925679007
9781925679007
Category:
Christian mission & evangelism
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-12-2017
Publisher:
ATF Press
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
254x178x14mm
Weight:
0.49kg

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