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Bible & Treaty: Missionaries Among the Maori-A New Perspective
  

Bible & Treaty: Missionaries Among the Maori-A New Perspective (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Newman, Keith

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Bible & Treaty is a complex and colourful adventure of faith, bravery, perseverance and betrayal that seeks to recover lost connections in the story of modern New Zealand bringing a fresh perspective to the missionary story.

ISBN 9780143204084
Barcode 9780143204084
Published 28 June 2010 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143204084
ISBN-10 0143204084
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 28 June 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Newman, Keith
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
Australasian & Pacific History
Christian mission & evangelism
Land Rights
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 486g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Korero nehe, Maori (New Zealand people) - Missions - History - 19th century, Missionaries - New Zealand - History - 19th century, Hahi Karaitiana, Missions, New Zealand - History - 19th century
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 993.101
Catalogue Code 98105

Description of this Book

Bible & Treaty: Missionaries among the Maori is a complex and colourful adventure of faith, bravery, perseverance and betrayal that seeks to recover lost connections in the story of modern New Zealand. It brings a fresh perspective to the missionary story, from the lead-up to Samuel Marsden's first sermon on New Zealand soil, and the intervening struggle for survival and understanding, to the dramatic events that unfolded around the Treaty of Waitangi and the disillusionment that led to the Land Wars in the 1860s. While some missionaries clearly failed to live up to their high calling, the majority committed their lives to Maori and were instrumental in spreading Christianity, brokering peace between warring tribes, and promoting literacy - publishing, for instance, the first indigenous-language Bible in the Southern Hemisphere. This highly readable account, from the author of Ratana Revisited: An Unfinished Legacy (2006) and Ratana: The Prophet (2009), shines a new light on the ever-evolving business of New Zealand's early history.

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Author's Bio

Keith Newman is an award-winning journalist, with over 30 years' experience in mainstream and trade media, including newspapers, magazines and radio. His first book, Ratana Revisited- An Unfinished Legacy, was published in 2006, with the follow-up biography, Ratana- The Prophet, released in 2009. Bible & Treaty- Missionaries Among the Maori was published in 2010, and its companion, Beyond Betrayal- Trouble in the Promised Land - Restoring the Mission to Maori, is forthcoming in 2013.Newman lives with his wife, artist Paula Novak, in the Cape Coast township of Haumoana, Hawke's Bay, where he moved in 2009 after 25 years in Waitakere City, Auckland.

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