This very interesting series focuses on our early New Zealand bicultural heritage and explore our early roots as a nation.
There is a deliberate focus on our nation's remarkably positive bicultural beginnings - along with all the mistakes made in the process, because this part of our nation’s history is little-known and often misrepresented.
There is then a deliberate focus on the failings of the ‘Pakeha church’ from the mid-1800s in its support for Maori. What happened legitimately felt like a betrayal to Maori because the predecessors of these new church leaders were the missionaries, and the missionaries had been the bridge-builders for bicultural partnership. But that early missionary voice was now silenced by the colonially-minded settler majority. So what happened, and what is the way forward?
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200 Years of the Gospel
in New Zealand
65 minutes of documentary-style presentation that explores our early history as a nation.
Historian Dr Stuart Lange presents a five-part series that explores our early history as a nation. The 65-minute dvd documents the story of the Gospel in New Zealand from Samuel Marsden forwards – its impact, the complications, and the way Christianity has had a significant impact in shaping New Zealand society both then and now.
“History that lives. An essential part of the New Zealand story. A rare combination of excellent story-telling and sound scholarship.”
Professor Paul Moon (historian)
“Fascinating. An extremely useful resource. I highly recommend it.”
Rev. Dr. Richard Waugh (Chair of National Church Leaders)
This is distributed by: New Zealand Christian Network. CLICK HERE to learn more.
This set of children’s stories steps back into New Zealand 200 years ago and reflects the relationship forged between two incredibly different cultures – European and Māori. Read about the hardships and determination of the first missionaries who came to New Zealand. Hear about the positive change that came to Maori as the story of the Gospel unfolded before them. Find out about the mistakes that were made and the victories that were won. This is New Zealand’s untold story.
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