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(RNS) On the 200th anniversary of David Livingstone's birth, Christians are being reintroduced to one of the greatest missionaries and explorers of the 19th century. A new book, meanwhile, introduces a darker side to Livingstone's globe-trotting career and the corrosive effect it had on his marriage.


  1. Why do you say Livingstone ” sowed the seeds for the modern Anglican Communion, the global outpost of the Church of England scattered across the British Empire.”? You correctly say everywhere else that he worked for the London Missionary Society – which was part of the Congregational Church. You also correctly say that he only converted one African to Christianity. I realise he couldn’t sow the seeds of LMS globally as they were already global – Mary Moffat being the daughter of an LMS missionary based at Kuruman.