The Foreign Missionary Chronicle; Containing a Particular Account of the Proceedings of the Western Foreign Missionary Society, and a General View of the Transactions of Other Similar Institutions Volume 8

The Foreign Missionary Chronicle; Containing a Particular Account of the Proceedings of the Western Foreign Missionary Society, and a General View of the Transactions of Other Similar Institutions Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...that it is not possible to state the precise number of each. It will not be far from the truth to say that there are one thousand ordained Missionaries, fifty Printers, three hunSchoolmasters and Assistants, and some hundred Native Preachers. Of the Ordained Missionaries there are in Africa 128--other regions adjacent to the Mediterranean, 53--Farther India, 168--Ceylon, 28--Indian Archipelago, Australia, &c., 81--West Indies, 203--North-American Indians, 118. To send out one thousand Missionaries, and 350 Printers, Schoolmasters, &.c., with their wives, at an average of GO/, for passage and 40/. for outfit, has cost 2(10,000/., to say nothing of the expense of their education and the cost of the Native Assistants. The labor of Committees, Correspondence, &c., in discovering, examining, preparing, and sending-forth this body of laborers, can only be appreciated by those who have been engaged in such services. A large proportion of these persons has been in the field long enougli to develop their character and prove their suitableness. Here is, then, another item sufficient of itself to reward all our exertions. 3. The Word Of Cod, in whole or in part, has been Translated by Modern Missionaries into nearly a hundred languages. We ought to look steadily at this fact, till its difficulties, magnitude, and importance, are in some sort perceived. These translations, in many cases, have been made from the original tongues, with vast pains in collating versions, and after extensive reading in the sacred writings of the Natives, to gather suitable words, true idioms, and general propriety. Some of these versions have been printed in successive editions, each revised with a labor equal to that of the first translation. In several...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827732
  • 9781236827739