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Historians have suggested that Christianity has always been majority female: women were the last at the cross and the first at the tomb. Yet the stories of women in the growth and development of World Christianity are only beginning to be uncovered. More recent historical scholarship is helping move conversations about women in mission and World Christianity beyond well-known accounts of important figures like Ann Hasseltine Judson (1789–1826), Lottie Moon (1840–1912) and Mother Teresa (1910–97)…

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“Women”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2020

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