Contents: Introduction dated Makerere University College, Kampala, March 1965 / F.B. Welbourn -- Christian image -- Ecclesiastical jigsaw -- The tribal background -- Christianity in Northern Africa -- The Arabs and the expansion of Islam -- Christian missions come to East Africa -- Missionary methods I -- Missionary methods II -- Tribal customs and western manners -- The position of women -- Economic and social factors -- Response to insecurity -- Nationalism -- The face of a city -- The church in the city -- African image -- Appendix: Study of Religion in East Africa -- Books for Further Reading -- Glossary -- Index.
Contents include many references to Anglican missions, missionaries and churches in East Africa i.e. Kenya, Tanganyika (Tanzania) and Uganda.
Author is a Church of England priest who "worked for many years in Uganda at Makerere College, now a part of the University of East Africa. He is now Warden of Dunford College [England]". -- back cover.
OTCH copy had stamp on front flyleaf: The Rev. and Mrs. J.S. [John] Barton, Box 4, Mukono, Uganda.
"First Edition, 3,000, April 6, 1897. Second Edition (revised and enlarged), 2,000, March 6, 1899. Third Edition, 5,000, November, 1902. Fourth Edition, 2,000, February 1905. Fifth Edition, 5,000, May 1909". -- verso of t.-p.
OTCH copy includes foldout colour map attached to inside back cover.
"This history aims at giving a simple account of how Central Africa has come forward in the last fifty years to make her offering in the Temple of the Most High. Fifty years have passed since, at the call, first of Livingstone and then of Bishops Gray, Wilberforce, and others, the net was cast in African waters by heroic hands". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated Octave of All Saints 1908 / A.E.M. Anderson-Morshead -- Table of Contents -- [Table of] Illustrations -- Chronological Table -- The Call to the Work -- The Shire Highlands -- War, Famine, and Pestilence -- New Ground, 1863-70 -- A Fellow-worker -- The Church in the Slave Market -- Daily Work in the Island and on the Mainland -- On the Edge of the Wilderness -- Lake Nyasa -- Last Days of Bishop Steere -- The Mission on the Lake -- Christian Villages in the Rovuma -- Magila in the Bonde Country -- The Usambara Group of Missions -- Ten Years in Zanzibar -- Two Chief Pastors -- The Mission on Lake Nyasa and River Shire -- War and Peace at the Mainland Stations -- Half a Century of Work: The Last Decade -- Slavery -- Appendices -- Appendix I: Constitutional History -- Appendix II: Home Organization -- Appendix III: The African Ministry -- Appendix IV: Synodical Action -- Appendix V: English Members of the Mission -- Index.
"First Edition, 3,000, April 6, 1897. Second Edition (revised and enlarged), 2,000, March 6, 1899. Third Edition, 5,000, November, 1902. Fourth Edition, 2,000, February 1905. Fifth Edition, 5,000, May 1909. Sixth Edition (Revised), 2,500, 1956". -- verso of t.-p.
"The Centenary of the Mission is a time when its written history should be brought up to date. But an attempt to cover one hundred years in the space of a single volume could hardly have produced a satisfactory result. So much has happened that the need for compression would have necessitated the omission of much which is of undying interest. What was needed therefore was a series of volumes, of which the number would increase with the passage of time, each covering a section of the story. The thrill and glamour of the first fifty years were contained in the Anderson-Morshead History, published in a revised edition at the time of the Mission's Jubilee, This has now been reprinted almost as it stood, with the omission of certain appendices, as Volume One of the History of the U.M.C.A." -- Preface to the Edition of 1957.
Contents: Preface dated Octave of All Saints 1908 / A.E.M. Anderson-Morshead -- Preface to the Edition of 1957 / G.W.B. [i.e. G.W. Broomfield] -- Table of Contents -- [Table of] Illustrations -- Chronological Table -- The Call to the Work -- The Shire Highlands -- War, Famine, and Pestilence -- New Ground, 1863-70 -- A Fellow-worker -- The Church in the Slave Market -- Daily Work in the Island and on the Mainland -- On the Edge of the Wilderness -- Lake Nyasa -- Last Days of Bishop Steere -- The Mission on the Lake -- Christian Villages in the Rovuma -- Magila in the Bonde Country -- The Usambara Group of Missions -- Ten Years in Zanzibar -- Two Chief Pastors -- The Mission on Lake Nyasa and River Shire -- War and Peace at the Mainland Stations -- Half a Century of Work: The Last Decade -- Index.
Colophon: Printed and Bound by The Industrial Press (Southend) Ltd., 72a-b, Bournemouth Park Road, Southend-on-Sea.
"First Edition, 2,500, December 1957'. -- verso of t.-p.
"It is significant that the growth of the work of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa that it should require two volumes to tell the story of the second fifty years of its history where one sufficed for the first half-century: and even so the narrative has had to be greatly curtailed. To keep the story vivid, I have tried as far as possible to use the missionaries' own words even where exact quotation is not made, and to avoid confusion I have made small alterations in quotations to bring them into line with current usage in spelling and nomenclature". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / A.G. Blood -- The Pronunciation of African Names -- [Table of] Contents -- [Table of] Illustrations -- Chronological Table -- Years of Jubilee: 1907-1909 -- A New Venture: Pioneering in Northern Rhodesia -- Pressing Problems: Bishop Weston's Survey of the Diocese of Zanzibar -- Expansion and Progress: Bishop Trower's Last Years in Nyasaland -- Laying Foundations: Bishop Hine's Last Journeys in Northern Rhodesia -- Recovery and Development: Pastoral Work in the Diocese of Zanzibar -- Continued Progress: Bishop Fisher's First Years in Nyasaland -- Bishop Weston's Fight for the Faith: The Kikuyu and Other Controversies -- The Essential Background: The Home Organization, 1907-1914 --- Sacrifice and Service, 1914-18 -- In German Prisons: Fate of the European Missionaries in German East Africa -- The Chain Gangs: Sufferings of African Christians in German East Africa -- God Has Shown His Power: Reconstruction in the Diocese of Zanzibar -- Frustration and Difficulties Overcome: The Diocese of Nyasaland in Wartime -- Endurance of the Scattered Few: The Diocese of Northern Rhodesia during the War -- Wartime Stress and Strain: The Home Organization, 1914-18 -- Renewal and Reorganizations: Bishop Weston's Last Years -- Forward against Odds: Nyasaland after the War -- The Struggle to Survive: Northern Rhodesia after the War -- Crisis and the End of an Era: The Home Organization, 1919-24 -- Growing Demands: Opening Years of Bishop Birley's Episcopate -- The Fourth Diocese: Bishop Lucas and the Diocese of Masasi -- The New Africa: Increased Co-operation of Governments and Missions -- A Time of Reaping: Changes in the Diocese of Nyasaland -- The Copper Belt: New Responsibilities in Northern Rhodesia -- Weathering the Storm: The Home Organization, 1925-32 -- Index.
Colophon: Printed by Industrial Press (Southend) Ltd., Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England.
"Owing to periods of ill health and other frustrations there has been a far longer delay than was expected between the appearance of this volume of the History and the publication of Volume II in December, 1957, for which I tender my apologies. The delay has, however, enabled me to include a final chapter on the celebrations of the Centenary Year of the Mission, observed in England from the Anniversary of 1957 to that of 1958, though it had been my intention to end the History -- as in fact I have done in the chapters relating to the dioceses in Africa -- at the close of 1957". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated 1960 / A.G. Blood -- [Table of] Contents -- [Table of] Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Maps of the Dioceses -- The Pronunciation of African Names -- Chronological Table -- Growing and Bound to Grow: The Diocese of Zanzibar, 1933-9 -- Overwork Takes its Toll: The Diocese of Nyasaland -- New Sources of Strength: The Diocese of Northern Rhodesia -- Strains and Stresses Overcome: The Diocese of Masasi -- Great Ventures of Faith: The Home Organization, 1933-9 -- In Defence of Freedom: The Second World War, 1939-45 -- New Opportunities of Service: The Diocese of Zanzibar, 1939-47 -- Increasing African Responsibility: The Diocese of Nyasaland -- Unity in Christ: The Diocese of Northern Rhodesia -- The Groundnut Scheme and Other Developments: The Diocese of Masasi -- The Ordeals of War: The Home Organization, 1939-47 -- Co-operation and Co-ordination: The Diocese of Zanzibar, 1948-57 -- The Growing Church in Central Africa: The Diocese of Nyasaland -- The Fifth Diocese: The Diocese of South-west Tanganyika, 1952-7 -- A Time to Build: The Diocese of Northern Rhodesia, 1948-57 -- Too Little and Too Few: The Diocese of Masasi -- Workers and Friends: The Home Organization, 1948-57 -- Glory and Praise: The Centenary Year, 1957-58 -- European Members of the Mission and Diocese Staffs -- Index.
Colophon: Printed by The Church Army Press, Cowley, Oxford.
"The last six years of U.M.C.A., before its merger with U.S.P.G. on the 1st January, 1965, were the peak years of the African Independence Revolution. The missionary leaders in Africa had always looked for the day of African rule and independence, but were certainly taken by surprise at the speed of its coming". -- p. 1.
"'Central Africa' of August 1963 carried on its front page a news-flash from the General Secretary, dated 18th July, and saying: 'Today the General Council of U.M.C.A. has passed a unanimous resolution recommending that I and my senior staff begin to discuss with the Secretary of S.P.G. and his senior staff the possibility of uniting our two societies .. the governing body of S.P.G. also met today and passed a similar resolution'. It took eighteen months of praying and planning, including a lot of palavar with the lawyers, before the merger was effected: but on 1st January 1965 the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel came into being". -- p. 8.
Contents of text headed "Conclusion: From U.M.C.A. to U.S.P.G.": Africa in Transition -- From Mission to Church -- Evangelism -- Education -- Medical Work -- New Forms of Service -- Our Fathers-in-God -- On the Home Front -- Merger.
Colophon: Stevens and Zillwood, 11 Pottergate, Norwich.