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Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions

Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions

  • Author: Gerald H. Anderson
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802846808
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 845
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"The book also features cross-references throughout, a bibliography accompanying each entry, an elaborate appendix listing biographies according to particular categories of interest, and a comprehensive index."--Book jacket.

Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions

Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions

  • Author: Gerald H. Anderson
  • Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
  • ISBN: 9780028646046
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 845
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This work fills the gap in research and documentation of the Christian missions spanning nearly 2,000 years of world history. It covers Christian missionary work with more than 2,400 original signed biographies by 350 scholars from 45 countries.

Dictionary of Mission

Dictionary of Mission

Theology, History, Perspectives

  • Author: Karl Muller,Theo Sundermeier,Steven B. Bevans,Richard H. Bliese
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1597525499
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 544
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ÒConceived and developed by two of Europe's most eminent missiologists, in the country where the scientific and sustained study of mission first took shape, [the 'Dictionary of Mission'] represents the finest of the chorus of voices that comprise contemporary missiology . . . The choice of topics and the authors to address them reflects what Christian mission has become: a genuinely worldwide and ecumenical phenomenon. That there would be entries on regional theological developments is indicative of how the world church is developing. A host of other topics here explored show too how the landscape of mission is changing. Taken as a whole, then, the 'Dictionary of Mission' is a road map through this exciting and challenging terrain. --from the Foreword

Builders of the Chinese Church

Builders of the Chinese Church

Pioneer Protestant Missionaries and Chinese Church Leaders

  • Author: G. Wright Doyle
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630878812
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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From 1807, when the first Protestant missionary arrived in China, to the 1920s, when a new phase of growth began, thousands of missionaries and Chinese Christians labored, often under very adverse conditions, to lay the groundwork for a solid, healthy, and self-sustaining Chinese church. Following an Introduction that sets the scene and surveys the entire period, Builders of the Chinese Church contains the stories of nine leading pioneers--seven missionaries and two Chinese. Here we meet Robert Morrison, the heroic translator; Liang Fa, the first Chinese evangelist; missionary-scholar James Legge; J. Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission; converted opium addict Pastor Hsi ("Overcomer of Demons"); Griffith John and Jonathan Goforth, both indefatigable preachers; and the idealistic advocates of education and reform, W. A. P. Martin and Timothy Richard. Readers will be inspired by their courage, devotion, and sheer perseverance in arduous work, and will gain an understanding of the roots of the two "branches" of today's Chinese Protestantism.

Invitation to World Missions

Invitation to World Missions

A Trinitarian Missiology for the Twenty-first Century

  • Author: Timothy C. Tennent
  • Publisher: Kregel Academic
  • ISBN: 0825438837
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 559
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A primary resource introducing missions for the passionate follower of Christ

A Biographical Dictionary of Early American Jews

A Biographical Dictionary of Early American Jews

Colonial Times through 1800

  • Author: Joseph R. Rosenbloom
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813164265
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 192
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Here is a virtually complete list of persons identifiable as Jews in America by 1800, the result of a thorough search of manuscript materials and published literature for the names of Jews who lived in America (including Canada up to 1783) during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. No other study provides comparable information for such an ethnic group in this country. Each entry in this dictionary is accompanied by birth and death dates and places and other biographical data so far as they are available. The biographies vary from two lines recording the birth of an unnamed stillborn child or the presence of a transient in New York City to half-column summaries of the careers of well-known persons. Included are converts to Christianity and, in some instances, their children. Persons whose names or associations have resulted in their being incorporated into earlier lists of "Jews" are noted also, with an attempt to ascertain their identity. Especially noteworthy is the small number of Jews in America during the two centuries before 1800. Only about 4,000 Jews, of whom 1,500 were native-born, have been identified in this dictionary -- and not all of these positively. Perhaps another 800 have been omitted, Rosenbloom points out, because their names are not included in extant records. Even so, it would appear that the percentage of Jews in the total colonial population (less than three million in 1783) was infinitesimal. Students of the American colonial period will find this book a useful tool for ascertaining the national origins of American Jews, their occupations, their part in the Revolution, their places of settlement, and other historical and sociological data.

Dictionary of African Biography

Dictionary of African Biography

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0195382072
  • Category:
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Encyclopedia of Mission and Missionaries

Encyclopedia of Mission and Missionaries

  • Author: Jon Bonk
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415969482
  • Category: History
  • Page: 473
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The Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries examines the nature and effects of missionary work around the world and throughout history, analyzing how secular and clerical people from major religions (especially Christianity, Buddhism and Islam) have brought social changes along with words of a new faith.

Shadow of the Almighty

Shadow of the Almighty

The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot

  • Author: Elisabeth Elliot
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
  • ISBN: 1598562495
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 351
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Shadow of the Almightyis a modern classic story of faithfulness, obedience, and martyrdom. It is the best-selling account of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Huaorani Indians in Ecuador. Shadow of the Almightyhas inspired Christians since its first publication in 1958. Elisabeth Elliot makes full use of Jim's revealing diaries to fill in the details of a life completely committed to God's service. This story was reintroduced to today's audiences in 2006 thanks to the release of the film, End of the Spear, which tells for the first time the killings from the perspective of the Huaorani.

High Adventure in Tibet

High Adventure in Tibet

  • Author: David Plymire
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Himalaya Mountains
  • Page: 225
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GPH Publication/AG Missionary.

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

A Biographical History of Christian Missions

  • Author: Ruth A. Tucker
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310830621
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 528
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This is history at its best. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is readable, informative, gripping, and above all honest. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya helps readers understand the life and role of a missionary through real life examples of missionaries throughout history. We see these men and women as fallible and human in their failures as well as their successes. These great leaders of missions are presented as real people, and not super-saints. This second edition covers all 2,000 years of mission history with a special emphasis on the modern era, including chapters focused on the Muslim world, Third World missions, and a comparison of missions in Korea and Japan. It also contains both a general and an “illustration” index where readers can easily locate particular missionaries, stories, or incidents. New design graphics, photographs, and maps help make this a compelling book. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is as informative and intriguing as it is inspiring—an invaluable resource for missionaries, mission agencies, students, and all who are concerned about the spreading of the gospel throughout the world.

How Christianity Changed the World

How Christianity Changed the World

  • Author: Alvin J. Schmidt
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310862507
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 448
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Western civilization is becoming increasingly pluralistic,secularized, and biblically illiterate. Many people todayhave little sense of how their lives have benefited fromChristianity’s influence, often viewing the church withhostility or resentment.How Christianity Changed the World is a topicallyarranged Christian history for Christians and non-Christians. Grounded in solid research and written in apopular style, this book is both a helpful apologetic toolin talking with unbelievers and a source of evidence forwhy Christianity deserves credit for many of thehumane, social, scientific, and cultural advances in theWestern world in the last two thousand years.Photographs, timelines, and charts enhance eachchapter.This edition features questions for reflection anddiscussion for each chapter.

Johannes Rebmann

Johannes Rebmann

A Servant of God in Africa Before the Rise of Western Colonialism

  • Author: Steven Paas
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1532657625
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 334
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This book is the revised and enlarged second edition of a biography of the missionary and linguist Johannes Rebmann (1820-1876), a Christian from Germany who worked in 19th-century East Africa. Rebmann was deeply influenced by the Movement of Pietism in his homeland Württemberg. He was trained to be a missionary in Basel, Switzerland, for the Anglican Church Missionary Society (CMS). From its base in London the CMS sent him to the Muslim-ruled and slavery-ridden Mombasa area of present-day Kenya. There he stayed for 29 years before returning home to Gerlingen near Stuttgart, blind and sick, soon to die. Rebmann was a faithful witness of Christ in word and deed. He experienced a lot of suffering and opposition, but was instrumental in establishing the Church in East and Central Africa. His lexicographical work facilitated succeeding missionaries. He compiled vocabularies of the Swahili and N(y)ika languages. Together with Salimini, a slave captured near Lake Nyasa (now Lake Malawi) by the Swahili Arabs, he made a dictionary of the ‘Kiniassa’, an important language in Central Africa, which is now usually called Chichewa.

Hudson Taylor

Hudson Taylor

Gospel Pioneer to China

  • Author: Vance Christie
  • Publisher: P & R Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781596382367
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 200
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Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) founded the China Inland Mission and was Chinas most influential missionary. Biographer Vance Christie chronicles his conversion, mission philosophy and five decades of service.

Concise Dictionary of the Christian World Mission

Concise Dictionary of the Christian World Mission

  • Author: Stephen Neill,Gerald H. Anderson,John Goodwin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 682
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Here for the first time an attempt has been made to provide in dictionary form somewhat comprehensive information as to the entire process through which in the last five centuries Christianity has grown from a western to a universal religion. Its aim is to cover the extension of the Christian church, and its evangelistic encounter with mankind, during the period from 1492, when Columbus first made contact with the inhabitants of lands west of the Atlantic, to the present day. - Preface.

The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law

The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law

  • Author: Roger K. Newman
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300113005
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 622
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This book is the first to gather in a single volume concise biographies of the most eminent men and women in the history of American law. Encompassing a wide range of individuals who have devised, replenished, expounded, and explained law, The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law presents succinct and lively entries devoted to more than 700 subjects selected for their significant and lasting influence on American law. Casting a wide net, editor Roger K. Newman includes individuals from around the country, from colonial times to the present, encompassing the spectrum of ideologies from left-wing to right, and including a diversity of racial, ethnic, and religious groups. Entries are devoted to the living and dead, the famous and infamous, many who upheld the law and some who broke it. Supreme Court justices, private practice lawyers, presidents, professors, journalists, philosophers, novelists, prosecutors, and others--the individuals in the volume are as diverse as the nation itself. Entries written by close to 600 expert contributors outline basic biographical facts on their subjects, offer well-chosen anecdotes and incidents to reveal accomplishments, and include brief bibliographies. Readers will turn to this dictionary as an authoritative and useful resource, but they will also discover a volume that delights and entertains. Listed in The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law: John Ashcroft Robert H. Bork Bill Clinton Ruth Bader Ginsburg Patrick Henry J. Edgar Hoover James Madison Thurgood Marshall Sandra Day O’Connor Janet Reno Franklin D. Roosevelt Julius and Ethel Rosenberg John T. Scopes O. J. Simpson Alexis de Tocqueville Scott Turow And more than 700 others

Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

  • Author: Mary K. Mannix,Fred Burchsted,Jo Bell Whitlatch
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 083891294X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 386
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An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.

The Role of the American Board in the World

The Role of the American Board in the World

Bicentennial Reflections on the Organization's Missionary Work, 1810-2010

  • Author: Clifford Putney,Paul T. Burlin
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1610976401
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 380
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The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) was the country's first creator of overseas Christian missions. Founded in 1810 and supported by a coalition of Calvinist denominations, the ABCFM established the first American missions in India, China, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and many other places. It was America's largest missionary organization in the nineteenth century, and its influence was immense. Its missionaries established the first Western schools and hospitals in many parts of the world, and they successfully promoted women's rights and other ideals from the Enlightenment. They also transformed oral languages such as Zulu, Hawaiian, and Cherokee into written form, and they preserved many elements of premodern cultures (albeit not always intentionally). The contributors to this book provide valuable insights on the work of the ABCFM (which exists today under a different name). Some of the contributors profile the lives of notable ABCFM missionaries, others focus on ideological shifts within the Board, and still others chronicle the Board's role in historic events, including the Opium Wars, the colonization of Hawai'i, and the Armenian Genocide. From reading this book, people will come to understand why the ABCFM is widely viewed as America's most historically significant missionary organization. Table of Contents: Illustrations Contributors Acknowledgments Introduction The 1810 Formation of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions --Douglas K. Showalter The Great Debate: The American Board and the Doctrine of Future Probation --Sharon A. Taylor Commercial Philanthropy: ABCFM Missionaries and the American Opium Trade --Timothy Mason Roberts American Board Schools in Turkey --Dorothy Birge Keller and Robert S. Keller Dr. Ruth A. Parmelee and the Changing Role of Near East Missionaries in Early Twentieth Century Turkey --Virginia A. Metaxas From Brimstone to the World's Fair: A Century of 'Modern Missions' as Seen through the American Hume Missionary Family in Bombay --Alice C. Hunsberger David Abeel, Missionary Wanderer in China and Southeast Asia; With Special Emphasis on His Visit with Walter Henry Medhurst in Batavia, January-June 1831 --Thomas G. Oey Japanese Evangelists, American Board Missionaries, and Protestant Growth in Early Meiji Japan: A Case Study of the Annaka Kyokai --Hamish Ion Nellie J. Arnott, Angola Mission Teacher, and the Culture of the ABCFM on Its Hundredth Anniversary --Ann Ellis Pullen and Sarah Ruffing Robbins The International Institute in Spain: Alice Gordon Gulick and Her Legacy --Stephen K. Ault Early Nineteenth Century Missionaries to Hawai'i and the Salary Dispute --Paul T. Burlin Titus Coan: 'Apostle to the Sandwich Islands' --Donald Philip Corr Christianity Builds a Nest in Hawai'i --Regina Pfeiffer 'We will banish the polluted thing from our houses': Missionaries, Drinking, and Temperance in the Sandwich Islands --Jennifer Fish Kashay Domesticity Abroad: Work and Family in the Sandwich Islands Mission, 1820-1840 --Char Miller Afterword For Heaven's Sake --Char Miller Subject/Name Index