Christian Protten, ca. 1737


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Sensbach3

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Detail of oil painting (courtesy of Jon Sensbach), held by the Moravian Archives (Unity Archives [Archiv der Bruder-Unitat]), Herrnhut, Germany. Born on the Gold Coast of a Danish father and African mother, Protten was educated in Denmark and joined the Moravian church in 1735; he returned to the Gold Coast as a preacher for the next few decades. For details, see Jon Sensbach, A Separate Canaan (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1998), pp. 39-40, and Rebecca’s Revival (Harvard Univ. Press, 2005), passim; see also image reference Sensbach4.