Bethel Mission, German East Africa

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The Bethel Mission, also known as Berlin III, Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft für Deutsch-Ostafrika (EMDOA),[1] or Berliner Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft für Ostafrika[2] was a Berlin-based Protestant mission initiated by Karl Peters in German East Africa with a uniert religious doctrine.[1] From its founding in 1886[3] until 1891 the mission was limited to the Indian Ocean coast; it was then led by Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, Senior of the Bethel Institution.[1]

In October 1905 the society created Mkoma Mbuli (The Storyteller), a Shambala monthly, which probably continued publication until 1914.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Fiedler, Klaus (1996). Christianity and African Culture: Conservative German Protestant Missionaries in Tanzania, 1900-1940. BRILL. pp. 63–73. ISBN 90-04-05243-7.
  2. ^ Baumgart, Winfried (1975). Der Imperialismus: Idee u. Wirklichkeit d. engl. u. franz. Kolonialexpansion 1880-1914. Steiner. p. 12. ISBN 9783515019699. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Mission (Ostafrika)". Meyers Konversationslexikon (in German). 1892.
  4. ^ Sturmer, Martin (2008). The media history of Tanzania (PDF) (2008 revised ed.). Ndanda Mission Press. p. 38. ISBN 9976635923.