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The Trail Blazers. Fruits of 175 Years of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (1828-2003)

Author:
Anthony A. Beeko

Price:
$ 22.46 (new)
$ 27.46 (used)

Medium:
Paperback (188 pages)

Publisher:
Afram Publ. (Ghana) Ltd
2005-10-08

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Editorial Description

This book has been written to commemorate 175 years of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. It intends to provide a balanced account of the role of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana since the early nineteenth century, and as such, sheds much light on the history and development of Ghana over the past two centuries. It covers the contributions of the Basel missionaries and their Scottish successors, and emphasises the contributions of the locals to the mission, particularly in developing local languages, translating sacred texts and compiling dictionaries and proverbs. It illuminates the achievements of the Church and the contributions it has made to the development of moral and spiritual life, education, agriculture, health, Ghanaian languages and music. However criticism of the missionaries is not reserved, being levelled at the rigidity and intolerant attitude of the missionaries towards the indigenous culture.