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'All Good Men'

The Development of Lubwa Mission, Chinsali, Zambia, 1905-1967


Arie Nicolaas Ipenburg

The book examines both the local development, role and impact of the Protestant Lubwa Mission in north-eastern Zambia, and the history of the church which grew out of it. The main chapters explore in turn the principal phases 1904-25 (founding of the mission and rapid expansion after World War I); 1925-39 (the consolidation of mission and church development); 1939-53 (the impact of war and relations with African members and early nationalists) and 1953-67 (the challenge of the Lumpa movement, reconstruction and European missionary withdrawal). The main themes explored throughout are those of the mission's educational work, the interplay of missionary Christianity and African culture, rivalry with the Roman Catholic White Fathers, and relations with the nationalist movement.
Contents: The scramble of the Bemba - World War I - The Watchtower Movement - Relations with the Roman Catholic White Fathers' Mission - Health care - Economic development - Labour migration - Church Union - Political development - The Lumpa Church.