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

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MISSION IN GREECE.

CHAPTER XXII.

CMMENCED in 1836. -- Messrs. Pasco and Love at Patras. -- Policy of the Greek Church respecting the Scriptures. -- Appointment of Mrs. Dickson. -- Return of Mr. Pasco. -- Mr. Love removes to Corfu. -- Baptism of Apostolos. -- Arrival of Rev. Mr. Buel. -- Tumult on St. Speridion's day. -- Other Baptisms at Corfu. -- Popular violence at Patras. -- Mr. Love obliged to return to the United States. -- Labors of Mr. Buel at Paræus. -- Arrival of Rev. Mr. Arnold at Corfu. -- He preaches in English. -- Slow progress of the Mission. -- Evils with which it has to contend. -- Labors of Mr. Arnold. -- Prosecution of Mr. Buel at Piræus. -- General Aspect of the Mission.

IN pursuing the subjects of our narrative from the nations of Western Europe to the storied shores of Greece, we find ourselves still beneath the shadow of a national church, which holds in its keeping the consciences of its members, and wields the civil sword for the suppression of heresy. The labor of the missionary is still a struggle for religious freedom, and the hopes of the Christian philanthropist are even more thickly clouded with apprehension and doubt. We are in the land of old renown, decked with the monuments of art, and covered with sepulchres of the mighty dead, -- the land in which the doctrines of the Cross were early preached by apostles and fathers, yet where genius and letters have become nearly extinct, and where Christianity has been corrupted by vain traditions and idolatrous superstitions. The emblems of the faith which was preached with apostolic fervor in its ancient cities still remain, but the faith itself has died away -- the temples of Chris

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

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • CERTIFICATE. iii
  • PREFACE. v
  • Contents vii
  • MISSIONS IN BURMAH. 1
  • Chapter II 8
  • Chapter III 17
  • Chapter IV 24
  • Chapter V 35
  • Chapter VI 45
  • Chapter VII 56
  • Chapter VIII 66
  • Chapter IX 79
  • Chapter X 91
  • Chapter XI 104
  • Chapter XII 114
  • Chapter XIII 133
  • Chapter XIV 150
  • Chapter XV 173
  • MISSIONS IN SIAM AND CHINA. 187
  • MISSION IN ASSAM. 210
  • MISSION AMONG THE TELOOGOOS. 228
  • MISSION IN WESTERN AFRICA. 243
  • MISSION IN FRANCE 265
  • MISSION IN GERMANY AND DENMARK. - CHAPTER XXI. 278
  • MISSION IN GREECE. 299
  • MISSIONS AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA. 313
  • Chapter XXIV 330
  • APPENDIX. 349
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