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In the two centuries before the first world war the colonialist framework for missions was predominant for western missionaries. As this theory for foreign missions has come under modern scrutiny and, largely, been found wanting, many have taken up the task of critiquing this pivotal time in the history of the spread of Christianity. In Converting Colonialism, editor Dana Robert has assembled a collection of cogent essays written by credentialed experts specializing in foreign missions from the colonial period. The impact that this type of missiology had in India, Africa, China, and even in the Islamic world is discussed at length, and a comprehensive bibliography (hundreds of books and articles, both modern and from the period in question are listed) is provided for those with a deeper interest in the subject.