Pasumalai, a Half Century Record of a Mission Institution

Pasumalai, a Half Century Record of a Mission Institution

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...members. The Seminary was not immediately called upon to meet this demand in a direct way: on the other hand, the necessity was immediately provided for by the several missionaries, in the same way as they had provided schoolmasters for their village schools. It will be remembered that there were classes of monitors at each station, who were taught and trained two years, to prepare them for their work. As the Hindu village schools declined, these classes of monitors became the preparandi classes "whose object was to supply suitable readers and teachers for the Christian schools" and congregations. These classes were carried on in almost all of the stations and gradually came to demand more and more of the missionaries' time and care, till at length, in 1852, it was determined to transfer them to Pasumalai. There it was possible for the united classes to receive much more thorough training and instruction than they could receive at the district stations, though something of the village simplicity of thinking and living had to be sacrificed. Still later, in 1856 and following years, classes of catechists were received into the Seminary for a single year's course of study. We must now turn back and see what changes the Seminary according to its original plan had undergone in the years immediately following 1847. We have already seen that the caste troubles left the boarding schools in a very feeble and shattered condition, and, to say the least, supplied with a less advanced grade of students than they previously had. At the same time, the waning activity of missionaries in the line of their. Hindu village schools, the unlooked for success in gathering village congregations, and the want of funds to keep all their varied work on foot...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630769
  • 9781236630766