Friday, January 08, 2016

TRIAL: Church Missionary Society Periodicals

The University of Liverpool has trial access to The Church Missionary Society Periodicals until 6th February 2016.

Click here to access The Church Missionary Society Periodicals:
https://liverpool.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.churchmissionarysociety.amdigital.co.uk/ (University login required).

Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

The Church Missionary Society Periodicals online portal makes available periodicals from the Society’s Archive, a collection that will be of interest to students, researchers and teachers of missiology, world Christianity and global history.

Against the backdrop of colonialism and its decline, this fully text-searchable, global history resource allows a myriad of themes to be explored, from gender and families to medicine, education, the development of native churches, political conflict, social reform, linguistics and exploration. Founded in 1799 as an Anglican evangelical movement, the Church Missionary Society (CMS) has been active across the globe, proving one of the key agents of evangelism in the non-Western world. The publications featured in Church Missionary Society Periodicals span more than 200 years of this rich history, making published content like journals, letters and reports easier to research than ever before.

The periodicals offer the modern researcher an interesting perspective on world events through the eyes of an organisation which enjoyed (or sometimes endured) a unique relationship with the countries and people with which it worked. Detailed woodcut illustrations and thousands of photographs offer a further angle on the societies’ work as well as thought-provoking presentations of indigenous cultures.

Against the backdrop of colonialism and its decline, this fully text-searchable, global history resource allows a myriad of themes to be explored, from gender and families to medicine, education, the development of native churches, political conflict, social reform, linguistics and exploration.

The periodicals were key in promoting the work of the society, fundraising and reporting from a great number of countries as well as communicating within mission communities. As such they offer the modern researcher an interesting perspective on world events through the eyes of an organisation which enjoyed (or sometimes endured) a unique relationship with the countries and people with which it worked. Detailed woodcut illustrations and thousands of photographs offer a further angle on the societies’ work as well as thought-provoking presentations of indigenous cultures. The collection is made up of two modules

MODULE 1: GLOBAL MISSIONS AND CONTEMPORARY ENCOUNTERS, 1804-2009

MODULE 2: MEDICAL JOURNALS, ASIAN MISSIONS AND THE HISTORICAL RECORD, 1816-1986 (SPRING 2016)

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