The Founding of the Roman Catholic Church in Oceania, 1825 to 1850
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This is a book that many of us have been hoping for since the days when mission history progressed from the level of apologetics and works intended for the edification of adherents to that of objective historiography."
H.E. Maude, Research School of Pacific Studies
"There is great value in this book, primarily because it shows the way in which nineteenth-century Catholic leaders responded to and took part in shaping an intercultural network that extended across the largest geographical area on the planet."
William R. Burrows, Research Professor of Missiology,
New York Theological Seminary
"It is the brightest, best printed book of ecclesiastical adventure I have ever seen."
Australian Society of Authors
"The author is not satisfied with giving a string of facts one after the other, but instead he searches out the reasons for the development. He shows the motives and the negotiations that took place, often with the words of the original texts. The whole is truly a fascinating mission history."
Nouvelle Revue de Science Missionarriare
"This impressive and profusely illustrated work should find a place in every general and most specialized church-historical libraries."
Religious Studies Review
"This book confirms Wiltgen's reputation of being a master of a narrative style of historical writing. It is based on meticulous examination of the archives….When it comes to information about missionary activities, we undoubtedly have here the definitive book on the subject."
Charles W. Forman
Missiology: An International Review
"It will remain a basic tool for all Pacific historians for a very long time to come."
The Journal of the Polynesian Society