The Missionary Review Volume . 34, 3

The Missionary Review Volume . 34, 3

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...beyond the powers of one man to carry out in a small journal and yet Warneck proved equal to the task. The feature of the work that Warneck chose as his especially was missionary teaching. He investigated the basis and laws of life needed for an evangelical mission and traced its activity from inner conviction to outward conduct. He upheld the indissoluble connection between missionary work and the salvation wrought of God in Jesus Christ as the life spring of missionary work. He recognized it as his duty to maintain that the foundation principles of the Bible were living forces in missionary methods. In all his missionary principles he kept in view the supremacy of the Bible. Besides a series of striking articles Warneck soon began to publish monographs. In the year 1876 there appeared "The Apostolic and the Modern Mission," an enlarged version of a Conference address. In condemning the prevalent neglect of modern missionary work Mr. Warneck makes a comparison between presentday work and the apostolic missions and reaches the following conclusion: Our impatience to attain, in from four to eight decades, a success in missionary labors which in the apostolic times was the fruit of centuries of toil is unreasonable both psychologically and historically. "This essay was a worthy forerunner of Harnack's mis.sionary work and the spread of Christianity in the first three centuries." In the year 1879 Warneck printed a second essay, "The Opposition Between Modern Missions and Civilization," in which he points out how, in the work of modern missions, Christianity still manifests itself as a great power, amid the powers of the world. He shows civilization as both a promoter and a hinderer to the spread of Christianity....show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572726
  • 9781236572721