Missionaries in North Africa Encountering Islam

Posted March 8, 2017 5:30 pm by JPSonnen

“To lift up the Arab, as [Cardinal] Lavigerie wanted to lift him from his stagnant Moslem world, required more than providing the means to make his life easier.  The Arab could be instructed to farm intelligently, he could be given medical care, he could be taught to read and write so that he might discover for himself what was going on in the world beyond his own small sphere.  Yet these things would not change him sufficiently to turn him into the kind of man Lavigerie wanted him to be.  What was needed was a change in basic attitudes, changes

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