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“Ploughing before Sowing”: Trust and the Architecture of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) Medical Missions

“Ploughing before Sowing”: Trust and the Architecture of the Church Missionary Society (CMS)... AbstractFocusing on the architecture of Church Missionary Society (CMS) hospitals in Isfahan and Kerman (Iran), this article contemplates the issue of gaining the trust of local communities. The issue of gaining trust was frequently discussed in written accounts of the CMS’s medical work as a prerequisite for introducing Christian beliefs. The article engages with emerging scholarship under the umbrella term the “history of emotions,” investigating how the hospitals were designed to create an affective connection with local communities. It demonstrates that the missionaries tried to provide a familiar environment by using local architectural elements related to the daily lives of local people. Moreover, instead of importing principles of hospital design from Britain, they actively eschewed them. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

“Ploughing before Sowing”: Trust and the Architecture of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) Medical Missions

Architecture and Culture , Volume 7 (2): 21 – May 4, 2019

“Ploughing before Sowing”: Trust and the Architecture of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) Medical Missions

Architecture and Culture , Volume 7 (2): 21 – May 4, 2019

Abstract

AbstractFocusing on the architecture of Church Missionary Society (CMS) hospitals in Isfahan and Kerman (Iran), this article contemplates the issue of gaining the trust of local communities. The issue of gaining trust was frequently discussed in written accounts of the CMS’s medical work as a prerequisite for introducing Christian beliefs. The article engages with emerging scholarship under the umbrella term the “history of emotions,” investigating how the hospitals were designed to create an affective connection with local communities. It demonstrates that the missionaries tried to provide a familiar environment by using local architectural elements related to the daily lives of local people. Moreover, instead of importing principles of hospital design from Britain, they actively eschewed them.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.1080/20507828.2019.1608051
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Abstract

AbstractFocusing on the architecture of Church Missionary Society (CMS) hospitals in Isfahan and Kerman (Iran), this article contemplates the issue of gaining the trust of local communities. The issue of gaining trust was frequently discussed in written accounts of the CMS’s medical work as a prerequisite for introducing Christian beliefs. The article engages with emerging scholarship under the umbrella term the “history of emotions,” investigating how the hospitals were designed to create an affective connection with local communities. It demonstrates that the missionaries tried to provide a familiar environment by using local architectural elements related to the daily lives of local people. Moreover, instead of importing principles of hospital design from Britain, they actively eschewed them.

Journal

Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: May 4, 2019

Keywords: architecture; Church Missionary Society (CMS); History of Emotions; Iran; trust

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