A History of American Baptist Missions in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America

A History of American Baptist Missions in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America

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A History of American Baptist Missions in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America

A History of American Baptist Missions in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America

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The following work was undertaken at the request of the Executive Committee of the American Baptist Missionary Union, and is designed to narrate the origin and progress of the several missions which have been commenced and sustained by the agency of that association. It is intended to be a history of the missions rather than of the society by which they are conducted, -- of the colonies which have been planted on distant shores, rather than of the government by whose agency they were commenced, and by whose patronage they are sustained. On this account it records only such domestic changes and events in our missionary organization as have shaped the character or affected the progress of the enterprise for which that organization was called into being.

The subject relates to many different countries and races of mankind, and comprises the personal adventures and philanthropic labors of a large number of individuals, who, in the spirit of their Master and in obedience to His great command, have toiled for the extension of Christian truth among their fellowmen. From a range of topics so wide and varied, the author has aimed to select the incidents and scenes which may fairly represent the growth of each separate mission, and to form from them a series of narratives fitted to interest the general reader. In the execution of the design, the most difficult task has been to blend particular facts with general views, and from the scattered labors of many individuals to trace the gradual advancement of the enterprise in which they are engaged. In doing this he has of necessity omitted many details of themselves interesting and important, but less immediately connected with the . . .

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