A History of the Women s Missionary Association

Author: Lilliam Ressler and Alice E. Be Harford
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Excerpt from A History of the Women's Missionary Association: Of the United Brethren in Christ "The Lord giveth the word: the women that publish the tidings are a great host." (Psalm 68: II, Revised Version.) Whether the sweet singer of Israel meant to prophesy, or referred to the custom of the women proclaiming glad tidings after the victory, we live in a time when the words are literally true. The women of Christendom are awake and organized, sending missionaries to every portion of the globe. We are living in the times which the Revelator saw, when he said, "I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people." The women, by their offerings, prayers, and service, are giving wings to the angel. There are six thousand two hundred and thirty messengers from Protestant churches now preaching the everlasting gospel in twenty times as many languages as were spoken on the day of Pentecost. There are besides these many thousands, of native converts preaching and teaching the Word. In the last twenty years, in a special sense, God has been pleased to call and make use of the women of Christian lands. Every denomination in the United States has now one or more woman's boards. How shall we account for this general movement of Christian women in a new line, bringing heavy responsibility, requiring self-denial and the service of body and mind? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Christianity in China

Author: Xiaoxin Wu
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765639920
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Now revised and updated to incorporate numerous new materials, this is the major source for researching American Christian activity in China, especially that of missions and missionaries. It provides a thorough introduction and guide to primary and secondary sources on Christian enterprises and individuals in China that are preserved in hundreds of libraries, archives, historical societies, headquarters of religious orders, and other repositories in the United States. It includes data from the beginnings of Christianity in China in the early eighth century through 1952, when American missionary activity in China virtually ceased. For this new edition, the institutional base has shifted from the Princeton Theological Seminary (Protestant) to the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural Relations at the University of San Francisco (Jesuit), reflecting the ecumenical nature of this monumental undertaking.

Timetables of History for Students of Methodism

Author: Rex D. Matthews
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426764596
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Winner of the 2007 Saddlebag Selection Award from the Historical Society of The United Methodist Church as “the best book published during the year on the history, biography, polity or theology of United Methodism or its predecessors.” Understanding history rests largely on a grasp of two things: sequence and context. Know which events came earlier and which later, and you’ve gone a long way toward understanding influence and causation. Know what was going on in the wider world at the same time a historical event occurred, and you’ll better grasp the meaning and significance of that event for the people who experienced it. Yet even with the best history textbooks students have difficulty in gaining an immediate sense of sequence and context. Hence the purpose of this book: To lay out the most important events in the history of the Wesleyan/Methodist movement, to show them in their proper order, and to include the most important occurrences taking place on the national and international stages at the same time. Matthews presents his material in an easy to comprehend and visually appealing layout, enumerating the major trends and developments in Methodist history from 1700 to 2004. Rex D. Matthews is Assistant Professor in the Practice of Historical Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He currently serves as co-chair of the Wesleyan Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion, as General Editor of the Kingswood Books series, and as Managing Editor of the new electronic academic journal Methodist Review. An excerpt from the Circuit Rider review: "This is a book for college and seminary professors, for high school teachers of religion, for Sunday School teachers of children, youth and adults. It is a book for preachers and church musicians. It should be in every church library. This is a book for people who think history is boring as well as for those who delight in rich historical detail and story. It is a book to be savored and returned to again and again. And this is a book for all who love the church and yearn to be part of perfecting its mission and its life." (Click here to read the entire review.)

Associations Publications in Print

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1981- in 2 v.: v.1, Subject index; v.2, Title index, Publisher/title index, Association name index, Acronym index, Key to publishers' and distributors' abbreviations.