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Originally published in 1978, God’s Gentlemen remains the only detached and detailed historical analysis of the work of the Melanesian Mission, which grew out of the personal vision of George Selwyn, the first bishop of the Church of England in New Zealand. Starting with its New Zealand beginnings and its Norfolk Island years from 1867 to 1920, the book follows the Mission’s shift of headquarters to the Solomon Islands and beyond through the beginning of World War II. Based on a wide range of sources, God’s Gentlemen is the inner history of the slow growth of an important and genuinely Melanesian church.
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David Hilliard is associate professor at the School of International Studies at Flinders University. He is a world expert on Australian religious history of the Anglican church since 1945 and secularization of modern life. He is the associate editor of the Journal of Religious History, advisory editor of Anglican & Episcopal History, and a member of the international advisory board for the Journal of Ecclesiastical History.
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Book Description Brisbane; University of Queensland Press; 1978, 1978. hardcover and dustwrapper in very good condition; 342 pages, b/w photos. Seller Inventory # 81780
Book Description St Lucia, Queensland, Australia: University of Queensland Press (1978.) dj, 1978. Hardcover first edition - First printing. A book which "examines the process by which the Melanesian Missionary brought Anglican Christianity to the Melanesian islands of the south-west Pacific. From the first Anglican missionary voyage in 1849 to the outbreak of the Pacific war in 1942, the Melanesian Mission was the sole continuous agency of Western contact with the people of the northern New Hebrides and Solomon Islands. . Based on a wide range of source materials, many not previously published, . . [it] throws much new light both on the overseas expansion of Anglicanism and on the impact of Christianity on Pacific Islands societies." Photographs, maps, bibliography, index; xv, 342 pp. Very good in very good dust jacket (some light foxing to the endpapers and edges of the textblock, minor edgewear to dj.). Seller Inventory # 56159
Book Description University fo Queensland Press, Brisbane 1978, 1978. 22.0 x 14.0cms, 342pp, b/w illusts, very good+ hardback & dustwrapper The Melanesian Mission was the only agency to maintain continuous contact with the people of the northern New Hebrides and Solomon Islands (1849-1942). The Anglican Communion saw it as a 'noble enterprise' and a 'crack regiment'. This book questions this assessment. Seller Inventory # 136274
Book Description St. Lucia, Q. University of Queensland Press 1978, 1978. 8vo hardcover 342pp very good / very good d/w. Seller Inventory # 25225
Book Description Imprint unknown. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0702210668 Hardcover with good dustjacket. Seller Inventory # SKURL037
Book Description University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xvi + 342 pp. Maroon cloth with peach and white titling to spine, frontis, b&w illustrations, maps, index, bibliography. Rubbing and whitening to lower corners, lower half of fore edge slightly darkened. Otherwise, a tight and unmarked VG copy in Better than Good dust jacket. (Dust jacket rubbed with paper remains on edge of rear cover, inside lower corners discolored, not price clipped.). Seller Inventory # 29276
Book Description University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Qld., 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. [xvi], 342p. Original purple boards, three full-page maps, black and white illustrations. An excellent first printing in like jacket. Inscribed to the previous owner and signed by the author on the title page. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 30708
Book Description University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 342 pp. illustrated. Previous owner's name on ffep. Size: 8vo - 22x 14.5cm. Book. Seller Inventory # 10520
Book Description UQP, Australia, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Light shelf-wear. Ephemera included: newspaper cuttings x 2. Fep has underlined note re previous owner, Archdeacon Emeritus of Polynesia, Archdeacon Charles William Whonsbon-Aston. B/w photos scattered throughout. Seller Inventory # 007446
Book Description University of Queensland Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. Picture may not match book;University of Queensland Press. 8vo; ex-library markings include stamps/labels/card pocket; no DJ, if one issued; red boards with grey spine; wear/scuffing to boards/spine; head/tail/corners lightly bumped/creased; spine/binding slightly cocked; spine/edges sunned/faded; light browning to page edges and free pages. Text unmarked and clean. Illustrated. Maps. ISBN: 0702210668 Pictures available upon request. Orders will be mailed either on the day ordered or the next business day. Expedited shipping available. Seller Inventory # 39a2150785