Beginning in the nineteenth century, native women preachers served and led nascent Protestant churches in much of Southern India, evolving their own mission theology and practices. This volume examines the impact of Telugu socio-political dynamics, such as caste, gender, and empire, on the theology and practices of the Telugu Biblewomen.
James Elisha Taneti is Adjunct Professor at Campbell University Divinity School, USA.
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2 Foremothers and Foreign Sisters
3 The Meeting of Two Worlds in One Office: 1880–1921
4 Institutionalizing a Ministry: 1922–1947
5 A Local Manifestation of a Global Office
Appendix: Letters of Marian Bowers as Quoted
by Ellen Ranyard