Life of James Mursell Phillippo

Life of James Mursell Phillippo : Missionary in Jamaica

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Edward Bean Underhill (1813-1901), the energetic and much-travelled secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society, was active throughout his life in publishing and researching Baptist history. This 1881 biography of his recently-deceased friend James Phillippo (1798-1879) is based on diaries, a manuscript autobiography and papers made available to Underhill by Phillippo's family. Phillippo devoted over fifty years to Baptist missionary work in Jamaica and was a fierce advocate for the abolition of slavery. He landed in Jamaica in 1823, and developed a strong following, despite being banned from preaching to slaves on several occasions. In the 1830s he helped to establish free villages where newly emancipated (and now homeless) slaves could settle. Underhill's thorough account of Phillippo's eventful life focuses specially on the missionary's hard-won victories over his wealthy and powerful opponents. The book includes a list of the many schools and churches established by Phillippo in Jamaica.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 b/w illus.
  • 1139058827
  • 9781139058827

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Early days; 2. The consecration; 3. The student; 4. His designation; 5. The voyage; 6. Settlement at Spanish Town; 7. Commencement of regular labours; 8. Opening of the new chapel; 9. The slave code; 10. The gospel of salvation; 11. Persecution - voyage to the United States; 12. Successful labour - illness - departure from Jamaica; 13. First visit to England; 14. Renewal of missionary labours; 15. The apprenticeship; 16. Educational labours; 17. White unto harvest; 18. The apprenticeship abandoned; 19. Celebration of freedom; 20. Progress under difficulties; 21. Origin and formation of townships; 22. Visit to Windward Islands; 23. Independence assumed by the churches; 24. Residence in England; 25. Deputation to the West India Islands; 26. The law suit; 27. State of the mission; 28. State of the Island - the cholera; 29. Times of refreshing; 30. The work of faith; 31. Public affairs; 32. Visit to the United States and England; 33. Resumption of labour; 34. The revival; 35. Patient toil; 36. The disturbances; 37. Hartlands; 38. Education and disestablishment; 39. The aged pastor; 40. Retirement from the pastorate; 41. The jubilee of his ministry; 42. Decease of his wife; 43. The aged Christian; 44. Final visit to England; 45. His last days; Appendix.
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