Catalogue Edition, 1964-1965 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Catalogue Edition, 1964-1965 When God gave William Carey to the modern world he gave a spiritual statesman without a peer. A survey of the biographic facts of Carey suggests the impossibility of exhausting the reasons why William Carey is known as the father of modern missions. In a cobbler shop in Northampton, England, he developed a passion for world missions and led his brethren in a world conquest for Christ by his world-famous sermon in which he said, Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God. As a missionary educator, William Carey founded Serampore College, which was the first Christian college in all of India. Be cause he was a great linguist, the British governor at Calcutta offered him the professorship of Oriental languages at Fort William College. Here Carey spent thirty years gathering a faculty of linguists and preparing for his most monumental work, the translation of Scrip tures into a multitude of languages. William Carey translated the Scriptures, or parts of the Scriptures, into thirty-four different lan guages. He produced six grammars and compiled three dictionaries and one vocabulary. Carey's determination was as steadfast as the purpose of God; yet he was outstandingly humble. He chose to be called not Dr. Carey, the professor at Fort William, but the cobbler. He was characterized by a steadfast belief in the value of the individual and insisted that God intended all men to be free. He sought to give men the knowledge of God, that they in their choices might be right. 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.
- Paperback | 156 pages
- 152 x 229 x 8mm | 219g
- 09 Dec 2017
- Forgotten Books
- 113 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white