"Sisters unite": the Maritime Baptist woman's missionary movement, 1867-1914
LE3 .A278 1979
Bachelor of Arts
History & Classics
The contribution of Maritime women to the Baptist missionary enterprise in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was certainly extensive. By the 1880's women had become the driving force behind the foreign missionary movement in the Maritimes. They served as missionaries, formed numerous, home-base missionary societies and developed a large scale, united organization. There were several motivating forces which led women into missionary involvement. There were several motivating forces which led women into missionary involvement. The work represented an outlet, implied a need for their special services, and gave them an opportunity to learn new skills and to work creatively for religion. Their commitment would have considerable implications for their own self-conceptions, increasing their confidence in themselves and in their abilities. It would enhance their status within Church and society, without drastically changing the conception of woman's 'proper' role or leading them into an organized women's rights movement.
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