Providence and Empire
Providence and Empire argues that knowledge of the religious thought of the time is crucial in understanding the British imperial story. The churches of the United Kingdom were the greatest suppliers of missionaries to the world, and there was a widespread belief that Britain had a divine mission to spread Christianity and civilisation, to eradicate slavery, and to help usher in the millennium, the Empire had a providential purpose in the world. Providence and Empire is essential reading for any student who wishes to gain an insight into the social, political and cultural life of this period.
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