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OP THE TRANSFORMATION OF THIS WORLD DEPENDS UPON YOU: VOICES FROM AMHERST AND BEYOND -- FAZAL SHEIKH. Wendy Ewald et al. Steidl Verlag, Gottingen, 2014. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 240 pp. with 198 ills. (92 ills.). 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9783869307800 In English.
The North American distributor has assigned this title ISBN 978-3-86930-741-1; however, the ISBN that appears in our records is the only one imprinted. Publisher's description: The Transformation of This World Depends on You focuses on two related stories: the missionary vision of Amherst College in its early days and the legacy of that vision in the present. Founded in Massachusetts in 1820, Amherst's original charter was "to educate pious indigent young men of promising talents and hopeful piety -- with a sole view to the Christian ministry." For more than a century, young Amherst graduates travelled to far-flung destinations including China, Persia, India, the Middle East, Indonesia and Hawaii, on a mission to convert the "heathen" races to Protestant Christianity. This book compares their ambitions, fueled by religious zeal, with the approaches and policies of local charitable organizations working in Amherst and its surrounding area today. In the first part of the book, historian Martha Saxton and photographer Wendy Ewald tell the stories of nine of these early missionaries. In the second part, photographer Fazal Sheikh worked beyond the college with members of the Amherst and surrounding communities, many of whom had experienced economic and social hardship.
Artist(s):Sheikh, Fazal
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Photography
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 163164
Hardcover Out of Print / No Longer Available.

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