Friday, April 1, 2011

churchianity

Every now and then I read something (in what is otherwise an often seriously depressing corpus of colonialist history and policy) that gives me a really good laugh. This snippet, which dates to 1901, did that. I just had to post it. The quotation about missionaries doing good secular work is critical to the topic about which I'm writing, but the churchianity line is just a crack-up.

2 comments:

Anastasia said...

And here I thought churchianity was a corny evangelical coinage of recent vintage. Who knew?

auto ethnographer said...

Whereas I had never even heard of it. Funny.