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the missionary position

A sexual position in which the partner who is penetrating lies on top of the other and faces them. The term is often said to have originated with Christian missionaries' supposed promotion of the position among native tribal peoples as the proper one, but the phrase likely originated as the result of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey conflating anthropologists' reports. The missionary position is probably the most popular sexual position, or at least the most well known.
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This was the life Xavier was blessed with from the time he made a choice to be a missionary, a messenger of God out of love for him, to the moment of his death, at the threshold of the fulfillment of his dream.
To document the activities of missionary wives and to explicate their interaction with Hawaiian noblewomen, Thigpen spent years doing research and collecting enlightening data from a wide array of primary and secondary historical sources.
Ballantyne's emphasis on the role of "negotiation and cultural accommodation" (258) in early missionary encounters with Maori is an important rejoinder to those who simply see missionaries as cultural imperialists and the Maori as their victims.
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Psychologically the missionaries interviewed were characterized by tension and anxiety before and after their expulsion, which was related to worries about the possible exposure of their missionary identity in their respective countries of service.
By embedding African missionary enterprise in the West into the context of global migration, the author prevents a discussion of the topic as a marginal phenomenon in the history of contemporary Christianity.
Their education had been preceded by engagement in various kinds of work: the employment with charitable or religious concerns, traveling the northeast with tracts and Bibles to spread the missionary message, or the call to revival (Grimshaw 1989).
The literature demonstrates chat effective member care decreases missionary attrition rates and improves the quality of life for missionaries (Andrews, 1999; Hay, Lim, Blocher, Ketelaar, & Hay, 2007; Rosik et al.
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A number of questions regarding the aim of missionary education arise like: were the missionaries mainly concerned with using educational institutions to give training to local or people they considered themselves as outposts of evangelism Were the Christians institutions meant to diffuse Christian knowledge through out the nation or intended specifically to raise the educational standards of the growing Christian community In which direction there was a missionary ideas about the philosophy of education; the Baptist agency started work with main interest in the education.
During the peak decades of Irish involvement in the missionary movement to the developing world and though living elsewhere, Irish missionaries were a fundamental part of Irish society at home.
American Evangelicals in Egypt: Missionary Encounters in an Age of Empire.
Morgan worked for the Church Missionary Society (CMS), an Evangelical voluntary society within the Church of England, founded in 1799, which had begun work in New Zealand in 1814.
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