Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150103903 [ 2015 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Dr Jacqueline Van Gent

Brief description Christianity became remarkably successful across an incredibly wide range of early modern cultures, languages and early modern colonial contexts - from Caribbean slavery to settler societies like Australia. How did this happen? This project uses the case study of early modern Moravian missions, a global and arguably one of the leading Protestant mission organisations in the early modern world, to reconceptualise the agency of indigenous people in shaping global Christianity. The project aims to explore the exceptionally diverse Moravian sources including mission diaries, correspondence, art, mission journals and even letters written by indigenous converts.

Funding Amount $270,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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