Cover

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Title page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Table of contents

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pp. vii-viii

List of Illustrations

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pp. ix-x

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Introduction and Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xiv

This book is in answer to numerous questions posed, during 1976 and 1977, by inquisitive and politically minded young people of the Methodist Church of Peru and the Peruvian Office of the Ecumenical Union of Latin American Youth (ULAJE). The work was entirely written in...

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Chapter I. Protestantism in Peru During the Nineteenth Century

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pp. 1-24

Peru has a long history of its own, the continuity of which was broken by the Spanish conquest with the destruction of the Inca Empire and the consequent subjugation of the Indian population.1 The Roman Catholic Church was then introduced into...

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Chapter II. The Establishment of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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pp. 25-40

The first steps towards the establishment of Protestantism on a permanent basis in Peru were made after the war with Chile by the American Biblical Society in Buenos Aires, which had become interested in working in...

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Chapter III. Social Gospel and the Mission

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pp. 41-85

The establishment of Methodist missionary work in Peru was undertaken by the Methodist Episcopal Church (North) during 1890 and 1891. At that time, all Protestant churches in the United States were responding to the challenge presented by the emergence of an industrial society...

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Chapter IV. Methodists, Religious Freedom, and the Oncenio

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pp. 86-117

Protestant missionaries were working in a country where Catholicism reached all social classes, assuming diverse forms that ranged from the traditional ceremonies attended by higher classes and officers of the government to expressions of...

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Chapter V. The Public School System, 1895-1930

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pp. 118-133

At the end of the nineteenth century, there was a clear awareness of the limitations of public schooling. President Nicolas de Pierola said in 1897 in his address to the Legislative Chambers, "Primary instruction is deficient, poorly...

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Chapter VI. Methodist Schools

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pp. 134-192

A consideration of the ideas that lay behind practice in Methodist missionary schools leads us to pay particular attention to the way in which missionary education was discussed and understood at an...

Bibliography

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pp. 193-214

Index

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pp. 215-226