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The same traits that led the explorer to greatness, led him into the Zambezi disaster.
African slavery thwarted every effort to eradicate it.
The explorer encounters an exotic continent.
Livingstone seemed unimpressed by the great cats—even after being attacked by one.
Dr. Livingstone was also a meticulous scientist.
The man, the missionary, the explorer, the legend.
Little-known or remarkable facts about David Livingstone: missionary explorer
In Africa and elsewhere, third-world Christians are shaking society.
David Livingstone, Missionary Explorer
The rapidity of Africa's twentieth-century baptism was stunning. There's no better place to see the future of the global church.
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
To Henry Venn, a mission's only purpose was to render itself unnecessary.
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.
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.
Apolo Kivebulaya, a convert from Islam, bravely preached to witch doctors, hostile chieftains, and Pygmy tribes.
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August 23, 1723: Increase Mather, one of Colonial America's most famous clergymen, dies. Friends and colleagues mourned him as "the patriarch . . . among us" (see issue 41: American Puritans).

August 23, 1948: The "fellowship of churches which accept our Lord Jesus Christ as God and Savior" (a.k.a. the World Council of Churches) is formally constituted in Amsterdam.

August 23, 1572: Catherine de Medici sends her son, young King Charles IX of France, into a panic with threats of an imminent Huguenot ...

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