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Full title: God’s entrepreneurs: how Irish missionaries tried to change the world

Creator / Author: Joe Humphreys, with additional reporting by Ruadhán MacCormaic, Sarah MacDonald and Brian O’Connell

Item Type / Page count: Book / 237p

When Published: 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: New Island / 2 Brookside, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14.

About: This book examines what is called the Irish Missionary Movement. With a starting point of around 1916, it looks at the place of Irish Catholic Missions throughout the world and also highlights the individual contributions and motivations of specific missionaries. It is a reminder of the huge impact that Irish missionaries, both male and female, have had on the international stage.

ID number(s): 9781848400764

Chapters: Acknowledgements – Preface – Introduction – The Other Rising – New Leaders – The Recruitment Drive – From Sacramental to Social Work – Rebels and Revolutionaries – Missionaries Today-Where do They Belong? – Evaluating the Work, Assessing the Legacy – Ideology-the Missionary Position — Conclusion: the Future — Bibliography — Notes — Index.

WW Connection #1: The book contains several references to the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society (Kiltegan Fathers) and to specific Kiltegan missionaries.

Extra #1: includes 8 pages of photographs.

Extra #2 Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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