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The same traits that led the explorer to greatness, led him into the Zambezi disaster.
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African slavery thwarted every effort to eradicate it.
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The explorer encounters an exotic continent.
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Livingstone seemed unimpressed by the great cats—even after being attacked by one.
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Dr. Livingstone was also a meticulous scientist.
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The man, the missionary, the explorer, the legend.
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Little-known or remarkable facts about David Livingstone: missionary explorer
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In Africa and elsewhere, third-world Christians are shaking society.
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David Livingstone, Missionary Explorer
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The rapidity of Africa's twentieth-century baptism was stunning. There's no better place to see the future of the global church.
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It's an indelible image: the white missionary venturing into deepset Africa. But the real story is what happened when African converts relayed the gospel message in their own words.
Samuel Ajayi Crowther's consecration as the first African Anglican bishop looked like a great leap forward for the church. But the talented ex-slave collided with the roadblock of racism
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To Henry Venn, a mission's only purpose was to render itself unnecessary.
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Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God, said the Psalm. Yet racism in the mission churches clouded that vision. James Johnson (1836-1917) offered a solution.
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Over the protests of a divided church, the scholarly Ugandan priest became the first African Catholic bishop. Just three years after his death, 12 more Africans would follow in his footsteps.
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Apolo Kivebulaya, a convert from Islam, bravely preached to witch doctors, hostile chieftains, and Pygmy tribes.
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March 29, 1139: In the bull "Omne Datum Optimum," Pope Innocent II grants the Templars "every best gift" and makes them an independent unit within the church. Created to protect pilgrims from bandits in the Holy Land, the Templars rose in influence and wealth and eventually earned the jealousy of other Christians (see issue 40: The Crusades).

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