The Homiletic Review Volume 53

The Homiletic Review Volume 53

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...are exprest in commercial rather than in military terms. These men receive value in exchange for what they tender. The first condition of success in missions is sympathy, which includes a willingness to learn. Assimilation, adaptation, persuasion, are the watch-words of the new stage in missionary endeavor. In the Journal Intime of Amiel--that astonishing work of insight, which no student of religion can afford to ignore--occur these incisive words: "Christianity, if it is to triumph over pantheism, must absorb it." This is a nobler word, as applied to missions, than the rampant military conception which suggests nothing but force; and it pays the great world-religions the respect which is founded on knowledge and love. The ethnic religions will never be made to do homage to the cross of the Savior of the world by the man who, in the twentieth century, believes them to be essential evils to be fought. In the heart of China, Hu-nan, amidst 22,000,000 people, on the whole the most intelligent in the A Young empire, a province open to Yale in foreigners only since the China. Koxer outbreak, a new Yale has been planted. Yale, the best known in China of any American university, is peculiarly fitted for the propagation there of the best American type of learning and character. Ground has been secured, buildings leased, others are going up, and a faculty of Yale graduates with Chinese helpers is at work. Back of it is the Yale Foreign Missionary Society, incorporated by Connecticut, whose council includes, with the president and some members of the Yale Faculty, clergymen ami laymen prominent in various religious denominations. Not officially connected with the university, it is fully representative of it. The new Yale in China with a...
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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915887
  • 9781236915887