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Christian Missions' Human Rights Advocates

Many people still have the misconception that most Christian missionaries were like Nathan Price, the mean-spirited patriarch in Barbara Kingsolver's novel, The Poisonwood Bible. Price tries to baptize new Congolese Christians in a river filled with crocodiles. He proclaims Tata Jesus is bangala!, thinking he is saying, "Jesus is beloved." In fact, the phrase means, "Jesus is poisonwood." ...

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