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“We must not be contented however with praying, without exerting ourselves in the use of means for the obtaining of those things we pray for.” -William Carey , Pioneer of Protestant Missions
In 1792, William Carey, the Pioneer of Protestant Missions, published a short manuscript commonly known as his "Enquiry." This important and historic work contains an introduction, and five sections (i.e., chapters). In part as a result of this book, the "Particular Baptist Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Amongst the Heathen" first assembled in the home of Mrs. Beeby Wallis (the Widow Wallis House), Kettering, England, on October 2, 1792.
In attendance were fourteen people, including William Carey, Leicester; John Ryland, Northampton; Reynold Hogg, Thrapstone; John Sutcliff, Olney; Andrew Fuller, Kettering; Abraham Greenwood, Oakham; Edward Sharman, Cottisbrook; Samuel Pearce, Birmingham; Joseph Timms, Kettering; Joshua Burton, Foxton; Thomas Blundel, Arnsby; William Heighton, Roade; John Ayres, Braybrook; and William Staughton, Bristol; the last of whom was a theological student at Bristol Academy (Bristol Baptist College), Bristol, England.
“William Carey, the English Baptist shoemaker who was far from being the first theorist of foreign missions, but became one of the most influential with the publication of his pamphlet ‘An Inquiry into the Obligations of Christians in 1792. Carey is an all-seeing man with a strong sense of planetary consciousness, dividing the world into religious spheres of influence with a strong conviction that those in the non-Christian parts of the world were going to Hell when they die. Disagreeing with the majority of his fellow Christians who thought about this problem and believed that God had divided the world into religious spheres of influence for His own good reasons which should not be challenged. Carey regarded the obligations of Christians as self-evident and acted on them, sailing unofficially to Bengal, not as a bearer of imperialist culture, but as a Christian.” -Jeffrey Cox, European Missions in Contact Zones: Transformation Through Interaction in a .(Post-)Colonial World, Edited by Judith Becker, 2015
“It is a marvelous compendium of accurate information...and impassioned appeal. It marks a distinct point of departure in this history of Christianity.” -George Smith, Short History of Christian Missions: From Abraham and Paul to Carey, Livingstone, and Duff, 1884
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Often referred to as "the father of modern missions," William Carey displayed a single-minded determination to set his face like a flint to the task of bringing the gospel to those lost in darkness. Carey’s life was structured around a series of remarkable events, always unplanned and unexpected, which opened the way to undreamed of achievements. Carey and his colleagues overcame mountainous obstacles to become the most productive church planters and Bible translators of all time. His life of service and sacrifice remains a guidepost for Christians of all generations.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M151867996X