One Hundred Years; Being the Short History of the Church Missionary Society

One Hundred Years; Being the Short History of the Church Missionary Society

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...a loud call to the Church of Christ. How it was responded to we shall see by-and-by. Meanwhile, the other bishop, David Anderson, of Rupert's Land, was travelling over his vast diocese, the whole scattered population of which would not have peopled a big Chinese city. "We have come as far as to you also in preaching the Gospel of Christ, ' was his first text at Red River; and indeed the whole work was like going after the one lost sheep in the wilderness. Abraham Cowley, James Hunter, and Robert Hunt went out hundreds of miles into the snowy wastes, and not only sought but found, and brought into Christ's fold, the "lost sheep;" and John Horden began in 1851 the great work which has associated his name for ever with Hudson's Bay and what we now know as Moosonee. The Mission itself also was now producing missionaries. On December 22nd, 1850, Bishop Anderson ordained Henry Budd, the first Red Indian clergyman, who had been one of the first two boys taken in hand by the first missionary, John West, twenty-eight years before, and who had already done noble pioneer work up the great Saskatchewan River, and brought many of his countrymen to Christ. Another Red Indian, James Settee, was ordained in 1853; and, in 1852, the first of a long succession of excellent men of mixed race, Robert McDonald, now Archdeacon within the Arctic Circle, and venerable personally as well as officially. "Within the Arctic Circle "--yes, so it is now; and it was in 1858 that the first great pioneering journey was taken by an English missionary, Hunter, to the Far North. Two thousand miles northwards he travelled, and laid the foundation of a work which has since expanded into three dioceses. Once more: China proved not to be the real Far East, for...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510755
  • 9781236510754