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Keyßer, Christian
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(Mar 7, 1877, Geroldsgrün – Dec 14, 1961, Neuendettelsau) worked on behalf of the Neuendettelsau Mission in Papua New Guinea from 1899 to 1920. He conducted missionary work in the style of local politics. When a crisis of traditional order brought about by colonial history began to manifest itself, conversions of entire groups took place – as tended to happen in Oceania. Keyßer immediately assigned the responsibility for missionary work to these nascent communities as their own task. As a tea…

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Ahrens, Theodor, “Keyßer, Christian”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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