A Cyclopedia of Missions

A Cyclopedia of Missions : Containing a Comprehensive View of Missionary Operations Throughout the World; With Geographical Descriptions, and Accounts of the Social, Moral, and Religious Condition of the People (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Cyclopedia of Missions: Containing a Comprehensive View of Missionary Operations Throughout the World; With Geographical Descriptions, and Accounts of the Social, Moral, and Religious Condition of the People The gentlemen who have furnished these contributions have been induced to under take the work, from the interest which they have felt in the cause of missions, and their belief of the importance of this enterprise to that cause. They have fulfilled their engagements faithfully, and with great promptness and I have the satisfaction of believing that the work is much more valuable than it would have been, if I had done the whole myself. They will accept this public expression of my thanks, as well as of my high appreciation of their labors. I would also, in this place, return my sin cere thanks to the officers of the several Missionary Societies, for the kind encourage ment which they have given me, in the prosecution of this work, and especially to the American Board, who have granted me the free use of their extensive and valuable library, and also encouraged the enterprise by subscribing for 100 Copies of the work. I return thanks, also, to those numerous friends of the cause, who have given me kind words of encouragement, and subscribed for copies of the work. In the preparation of the matter and in the supervision of the press, no pains have been spared to secure accuracy and yet it would be strange, if, in so large a work, consisting, to so great an extent, of statements of facts and numbers, no mistakes should occur. Yet, if an error should be occasionally discovered, we think it should not, in the mind of a reasonable man, impair confidence in the general accuracy of the whole. This volume brings down the history and results of missionary operations to the present time. It contains alarge amount of valuable information that is generally inaccessible, and only to be found in a few missionary libraries, spread out in series of volumes, extending through a period of half a century. It is here presented in a convenient form for reading, consultation, and reference. It is, however, not only a book to be consulted for reference, but, a book to be read many of the sketches and narratives being of thrilling interest. No future revision or alteration is contemplated in this volume, beyond the correction of errors. It will always be as valuable a record of the past, as it is now. But if anything further shall be called for, to bring up the history of missions and the progress of Christianity, to any future time, other volumes may be added, either periodically or occasionally, ac cording to the demand. 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 862 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 43mm | 1,125g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 451 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243070802
  • 9780243070800