The methods of missionaries in civilizing savage and barbarous peoples viewed from the standpoint of sociology and pedagogy

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The methods of missionaries in civilizing savage and barbarous peoples viewed from the standpoint of sociology and pedagogy

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dc.contributor.author Robinson, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1835-1920
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-20T19:10:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-20T19:10:46Z
dc.date.issued 1907
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/14717
dc.description M.A. University of Missouri 1907
dc.description Date handwritten on title page.
dc.description Typescript.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract This thesis assumes that missionaries are a civilizing force. Their work is frequently initial and fundamental in civilizing savage and barbarous peoples. But what is meant by civilization? The significance usually attached to it is a material one. It suggests modern improvements and conveniences: steamships, railroads, streetcars, immense buildings and populous cities. But the missionary, whatever the faith he represents, is not interested primarily in this sort of civilization. To him civilization means morality, spiritual culture, conformity in habits and ideals to the highest types of humanity with which he himself acquainted. He goes forth and labors to bring savage and barbarous peoples up to this high ideal. Not every religion sends out propagandists to peoples outside the race or nation inwhich it is indigenous. Only three great religions have had an ambition to civilize the world and have sent out missionaries for this purpose. The first of these in point of time is Buddhism, which arose in India in the sixth century B.C.; the second is Christianity by the origin of which we date our modern era; and the last is Mohammedanism which arose in Arabia in the seenth century A.D. Many volumes have been written upon the comparative merits of thse great religions as civilizing forces, but this thesis deals only with the methods by which they were propagated among savage and barbarous peoples and the civilizing effects of the methods. The doctrines will be dealt with only incidentally when necessary for explanation of the methods.
dc.format.extent 95 leaves
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri
dc.relation.ispartof Theses and Dissertations (MU)
dc.subject.lcsh Missionaries
dc.subject.lcsh Buddhist missionaries
dc.subject.lcsh Muslim missionaries
dc.subject.lcsh Assimilation (Sociology)
dc.title The methods of missionaries in civilizing savage and barbarous peoples viewed from the standpoint of sociology and pedagogy en_US
dc.type Thesis
thesis.degree.discipline Sociology
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri
thesis.degree.name Masters
thesis.degree.level M.A.
dc.identifier.merlin b2480390x
dc.identifier.oclc 26380493
dc.description.digitization Digitized at the University of Missouri--Columbia MU Libraries Digitization Lab in 2011.
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