'Between them the papers in this volume illustrate the varied types and wide geographical range of missionary activity; the diverse relations of churchly bodies and missions; the place of women in the missionary endeavour; and the way in which the nature, objectives and structure of mission have been re-thought over time--especially during the twentieth century. Martin Wellings is to be warmly thanked for gathering such an informative and stimulating collection of papers. They are scholarly and accessible, and deserve to be widely read.'
-Alan P.F. Sell, University of Wales Trinity Saint David,
'The lives and work of Protestant nonconformist missionaries inspired numerous British Christians in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Nonconformists recognised no ecclesiastical barriers to their endeavours at home and overseas. These essays examine with freshness and vigour the changing motives and attitudes, methods and strategies of the various mission agencies and focuses on many of the men and women who carried the Gospel overseas and into the homes and institutions of Britain. In an age of imperial expansion nonconformist missions helped to shape Britons' perceptions of non-Europeans, often in a positive way.'
-David Killingray, School of Advanced Study, University of London