World-Wide Evangelization the Urgent Business of the Church

World-Wide Evangelization the Urgent Business of the Church

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World-Wide Evangelization the Urgent Business of the Church

World-Wide Evangelization the Urgent Business of the Church

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The series of conventions, of which the one here reported is the fourth, constitutes one of the agencies employed by the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions. The purpose of these gatherings is to bring together carefully selected delegations of students and professors from all important institutions of North America, and the leaders of the missionary enterprise, both at home and abroad, to consider the great problem of the evangelization of the world and unitedly to resolve to undertake, in His strength, greater things for the extension of the Kingdom of Christ. A fuller statement concerning the Student Volunteer Movement is found on pages 39-58 of this volume, to which the reader is referred.

In the present volume the addresses, informal discussions and questions of the various sessions are reported substantially as they were uttered, though with such emendations by the speakers and the editor as seemed necessary in the interest of clearness and profitable abridgment. Condensation has been somewhat more conspicuous in the case of the impromptu talks of the sectional meetings and in a very few of the platform addresses, where the exceedingly rapid utterance of the speakers made it impossible for the stenographer to fully report what was said. The introductory statements of the chairmen of the various meetings and the prayers offered are omitted as being of only temporary interest. So, too, owing to the expressed preference of those in charge, the sectional meetings of the Young Men's and the Young Women's Christian Associations have not been printed, while the denominational rallies are unreported for obvious reasons.

To render the volume as helpful as possible as a book of reference, lists of books, etc., contained in the Educational Exhibit are printed in Appendix A. Appendix D has been prepared in order to aid the leaders of missionary meetings in readily finding material for such occasions. References to a few easily procurable books, as well as to this volume, are given here, for the sake of furnishing greater picturesqueness and breadth of treatment. In order to make the contents easily accessible an analytical list of illustrations for missionary speakers -- Appendix E -- and a very full index are also added.

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