The New-York Review Volume 2

The New-York Review Volume 2

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...Restoration in 1660, there were those who possessed the spirit of a more zealous and enterprising age. " The Society for the propagation of the Gospel in New England" first incorporated by Parliament at the overthrow of the Episcopal Establishment in 1649, but renewed at the Restoration of the Church and kingdom, and of which Robert Boyle was the first governor, seems never to have possessed large funds, or to have laboured on any extensive plan. It soon gave place to a more adequate institution. We find Archbishop Tillotson lamenting, in those times, the want of zeal in the Church to propagate the Gospel among the heathen. In 1698 was instituted the "Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge" having for its objects, Christian education; the distribution of the Scriptures and other books of religious knowledge; and, to a certain extent, the labours of Missionaries. Its charity schools in England and Wales amounted, in the course of forty years. to 1600. Its missions, chiefly in the East, are associated with such names as Ziegenbalg, Gericke, and Swartz. In 1701 was chartered, in connexion with the Established Church, another institution connected with Missions--the " Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts"--having in view, exclusively, the plantations and colonial possessions of the mother-country. These societies were the only ones in England for the propagation of Christianity by other than the ordinary ministrations, until about the year 1741. In the meantime we must bear in mind the truly missionary spirit of Bishop Berkeley as early as 1721; and his self-devotion to the promotion of Christian piety and education in this country, of which some of our college libraries contain most honourable...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531221
  • 9781236531223