The Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad Volume 76

The Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad Volume 76

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Ise had found him to be an atheistic evolutionist. I first made his acquaintance two years ago in Matsuyama, and was very much pleased with him. Though I had told him with some fullness the outline truths of Christianity, and had sent him books and papers from Kobe, I had not found out what his particular objections to Christianity were. During the forenoon's conversation I think he told me his most important difficulties. I found that the conduct of foreign governments, supposed to be Christian by the Japanese, towards China, in forcing opium on the country, and towards Japan, in forcing some things and in forbidding others, together with the bad lives of many Europeans and Americans, were the chief obstacles in the way of any advance on his part towards even the intellectual acceptance of Christian truth. After a couple of hours' earnest and most friendly conversa tion--which I can hardly write in full--his mind seemed to free itself, and in view of the reasons I had expressed, seemed to understand how it could be that a nation might be Christian, and yet some persons called representatives of the nation, whether officials, merchants, or travelers, might be the very opposite of Christian." A NOTABLE CLASS. Messrs. Davis and Learned, of Kioto, report the opening of a special class at their station for such Christian helpers as can spend but three months in study. They are greatly delighted at finding twenty men, from many parts of the Empire, availing themselves of this opportunity to fit themselves for Christian work. Among these men is a merchant from Yokaichi, who pays his own expenses; a doctor who gave up a good medical practice, and wishes to go into the interior; a station-master on the railway, who has left his position...
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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911350
  • 9781236911353