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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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May 25, 735: Bede ("The Venerable"), father of English history, dies. In addition to his Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731), biographies of abbots, and Scripture commentaries, he wrote our primary source for the story of how Celtic and Roman Christianity clashed at the Synod of Whitby in 664 (see issue 60: How the Irish Were Saved and issue 72: How We Got Our History).

May 25, 1535: After holding Munster under siege for over a year, the army of the city's Roman Catholic ...

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