Missionary Families Find a Sense of Place and Identity

Missionary Families Find a Sense of Place and Identity

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Missionary Families Find a Sense of Place and Identity is a community history of members of nineteen Lutheran missionary families who served in Tanzania. Based on over ninety interviews and John Bensona€™s extensive knowledge of cultural geography, he compares the lives of the missionary generation who grew up in the United States and went to Tanzania as missionaries to those of their children who grew up in Africa but settled in the United States as adults. Benson blends his personal experiences as a child of missionaries in Tanzania to tell the story of both generations. Missionary Families is centered on the themes of connection to place and religious development and will appeal to scholars of geography, cultural studies and religion.For example, while Mel Lofgren, who was teaching at Mwika Bible School outside of Moshi, was my confirmation teacher when I was going to ISM, his son, Tim, who had been my Augustana School classmate since second grade was not in myanbsp;...


Title:Missionary Families Find a Sense of Place and Identity
Author: John S. Benson
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2015-06-17
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