Of Merchants and Missions

A Historical Study of the Impact of British Colonialism on American Methodism In Singapore from 1885 to 1910

By Andrew Peh

Foreword by Bishop Dr. Robert Solomon

Of Merchants and Missions

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  • ISBN: 9781532634369
  • Pages: 340
  • Publication Date: 11/15/2019
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Of Merchants and Missions

A Historical Study of the Impact of British Colonialism on American Methodism In Singapore from 1885 to 1910

By Andrew Peh

Foreword by Bishop Dr. Robert Solomon

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  • ISBN: 9781532634369
  • Pages: 340
  • Publication Date: 11/15/2019
  • Retail Price: $39.00
Web Price: $31.20
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It has often been held that missions rode on the coattails of colonialism. In the case of the British administered island of Singapore, the pluriform missions of the Methodist missionaries demonstrated industry, innovation, and integrity, which in many ways question the charge of compromise and complicity between missions and colonialism. This historical survey presents the case that the Methodist missionaries collaborated with the colonial administration insofar where benefits might be gleaned from cooperation but were intuitively commandeered by a different commander-in-chief and whose primary motivation of love for the Lord, for the people, and for the land were objectively evident.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“This careful study of the early growth of Methodism in Singapore contains many details hitherto unavailable. Despite the common assumption that colonialism and Christian mission often went hand-in-glove, Andrew Peh shows that it certainly was not the case here because their ultimate goals were very different. This will serve as a standard reference on this period of Singapore’s church history and deserves a wide readership.”

—Hwa Yung, Bishop Emeritus, The Methodist Church in Malaysia



Of Merchants and Missions is a very well-researched work and an important contribution to Singapore’s mission history. As a Methodist pastor in Singapore, it is most inspiring to read of the work and lives of the early missionary pioneers, without whom the picture would be very different today. At the same time, it is a reminder not to bask in former glory but to be challenged to do the same for today’s society as the pioneer missionaries did for theirs. Highly recommended!”

—Edmund Koh, Pastor-in-charge, Holy Covenant Methodist Church (Singapore)

Contributors-

Andrew Peh
Bishop Dr. Robert Solomon

Bio(s)-

Andrew Peh is a Lecturer in Mission and Mission History at Trinity Theological College in Singapore.

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