The "Great Conquest"; Or, Miscellaneous Papers on Missions

The "Great Conquest"; Or, Miscellaneous Papers on Missions

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: really an advantage to the Mission cause; since an extreme of narrowness leads to an extreme of exaggeration. But this Mohammedanism of history is not the Mohammedanism which the missionary encounters in the Turkish Empire and throughout the East. The system, as we find it in our time, is not marshalled for conquest, sweeping from the arid desert Northward, Eastward, Southward, and threatening even Western Europe. It is dozing rather in the soft luxury of the bazaar and the harem. It has nothing of the austerity of the old heroes, but is sapping the very foundations of all manhoood by the vices of sensuality. It shares nothing of the progress of a Haroun al Raschid, or of the Spanish Abdal-Raman, but moves only as it is moved upon by that Christian civilization whose outside pressure it cannot quite resist. Politically, it is a system which degrade1! every people over whom it bears sway. It is aptly called a sick man upheld in the mere pantomime of government by the policy of other powers. The Mohammedanism with which the missionary has to do is characterized by the most shocking tyranny, the bitterest intolerance, and the most exorbitant taxation; by treachery and fraud in every department of government, from highest to lowest; by resistance to education and general advancement; and by a grade of vice in which nameless and shocking crimes are well-nigh universal. The condition of European Turkey at the present has stirred the sympathies of the world. Probably no such list of oppressive acts has ever before been published as that given by the Herzegovinians in the declaration of grievances which they made to the European powers and to tho world during their struggle in 1875-76. With respect to government and progress, Egypt may seem to be an...
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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490770
  • 9781236490773