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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...117 boys' schools and 101 girls' schools, with an aggregate of 4,585 scholars; five seminaries for the training of natives on a more liberal scale, with a view to their becoming teachers and missionaries among their countrymen; besides a vast work accomplished through the mission press, congregations gathered, houses of worship erected, &c. During the next ten years there was considerable opposition, and even bitter persecution, from the natives, especially at Tinnevelly; yet the mission was at no time essentially interrupted. One or two new stations were added during this period, and the spirit of inquiry among the Syrian Christians was greatly increased. In 1838, the missionary at Tinnevelley reported a remarkable caso of the effect of the Gospel upon a whole village, which had then lately occurred. The Shanar village of I'rapisapooram, became entirely Christian; and the people, who had been ten or more years un der instruction, and had made great progress in Christian knowledge, became very anxious to see a Christian church in the village, which should not only last their lifetime, but stand and testify to their children's children, the sincerity of their religious profession. Accordingly a subscription was set on foot among themselves, and the mission added a sum equal to what they could raise, and the object was accomplished. It was in this year that the mission at Aleppie reported an extraordinary effort of the Papacy to establish itself in that place. A large number of priests from Ireland, with their bishop, arrived, and began putting forth every effort by preaching, opening a college, seminary, &c. Although the work at Tinnevelly was considered of a diffusive character, extending to different villages through a wide...
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