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Agency of Hope
Agency of Hope

Agency of Hope

The story of the Auckland City Mission 1920–2020


296 Pages, 7.5 x 9.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $40.00 (US $40.00) (CA $50.00)

Publication Date: December 2020

ISBN 9780995131880

Rights: US & CA

Massey University Press (Dec 2020)

Not yet published. Ships 12/1/2020.


For over one hundred years the Auckland City Mission has been a flagbearer of the city's compassion towards and support for the poor, the marginalised and the homeless. Its own story, marked at times by struggle, is colourful and peopled by memorable characters. This lively history by well-known historian Peter Lineham takes you inside a remarkable organisation working at the front lines of a society in which poverty has become entrenched.

Author Biography

Professor Peter Lineham has for many years written and lectured extensivelyon the religious history of New Zealand. His recent work has focused on broadertrends in contemporary religion. His most recent book is Sunday Best: How thechurch shaped New Zealand and New Zealand shaped the church (2017). Heis currently engaged in various projects on new religious movements in NewZealand, and on Brethren, Protestant, Evangelical and Anglican history.