By Richard Roy,Callie Thomson,Andrew Field

A close to demise episode within the Rev John Smithies' earliest missionary paintings increases the relevant query of this publication, specifically, what used to be the inducement of Wesleyan Methodist project within the first half the 19th century? before everything look, the query should be replied easily: the search to make Methodist converts or to Christianise indigenous population of newly conquered territories of the British Empire. in spite of the fact that, during this reappraisal of Methodist venture within the century after John Wesley, a brand new standpoint is supplied to those extra universal and simplistic interpretations.

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