From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions by Ruth A. TuckerFrom Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions by Ruth A. Tucker

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions

byRuth A. Tucker

Hardcover | August 29, 2004

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This is history at its best. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is readable, informative, gripping, and above all honest.From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya helps readers understand the life and role of a missionary through real life examples of missionaries throughout history. We see these men and women as fallible and human in their failures as well as their successes. These great leaders of missions are presented as real people, and not super-saints. This second edition covers all 2,000 years of mission history with a special emphasis on the modern era, including chapters focused on the Muslim world, Third World missions, and a comparison of missions in Korea and Japan. It also contains both a general and an "illustration" index where readers can easily locate particular missionaries, stories, or incidents. New design graphics, photographs, and maps help make this a compelling book.From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is as informative and intriguing as it is inspiring-an invaluable resource for missionaries, mission agencies, students, and all who are concerned about the spreading of the gospel throughout the world.
Ruth A. Tucker (PhD, Northern Illinois University) has taught mission studies and church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Calvin Theological Seminary. She is the author of dozens of articles and eighteen books, including the award-winning From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya. Visit her website at
Title:From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian MissionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 29, 2004Publisher:Zondervan AcademicLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310239370

ISBN - 13:9780310239376


Table of Contents

ContentsList of Graphics 9Preface to the Second Edition 11Preface 13Part 1: The Irresistible Advance 1 The Early Centuries: Evangelizing the Roman Empire 21Paul the Apostle 26Polycarp 30Perpetua 32Ulfilas 34Patrick 37Columba 40 2 Roman Catholic Missions: Baptizing the Masses 44Boniface (Winfried) 47Anskar 51Cyril and Methodius 53Raymond Lull 56Bartholomew de Las Casas 60Francis Xavier 62Matthew Ricci 67 3 American Indian Missions: Seeking the "Noble Savage" 71Paul Le Jeune 72John Eliot 74The Mayhews 79David Brainerd 80Eleazer Wheelock 84David Zeisberger 85Isaac McCoy 86Marcus and Narcissa Whitman 88 4 The Moravian Advance: Dawn of Protestant Missions 97Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf 100Christian David and Hans Egede 104George Schmidt 110Part 2: The "Great Century" 5 South Central Asia: Confronting Ancient Creeds 121William Carey 122Adoniram and Ann Judson 130George and Sarah Boardman 139Alexander Duff 141James and Isabella Thoburn 144 6 Black Africa: "The White Man's Graveyard" 147Robert and Mary Moffat 149David Livingstone 155George Grenfell 163William Sheppard 165Alexander Mackay 167Mary Slessor 170 7 China: "Barbarians Not Welcome" 176Robert Morrison 178Liang Afa 182Karl F. A. Gutzlaff 184J. Hudson Taylor 186Jonathan and Rosalind Goforth 201Mildred Cable 205 8 The Pacific Islands: Preaching in "Paradise" 208Henry Nott and the Duff Missionaries 211Hiram Bingham and Hawaiian Missions 214John Williams 219John G. Paton 224John Coleridge Patteson 228Florence Young 230 9 The Muslim World: Mission Field in the Desert 233Henry Martyn 236Samuel Zwemer 238Temple Gairdner 242Constance Padwick 245Maude Cary 248 10 Korea and Japan: A Contrast in Receptivity 254Horace Allen 256Henry Appenzeller 258Horace and Lillias Horton Underwood 262John L. Nevius 264Protestant Mission Initiatives in Japan 268William Smith Clark and Kanzo Uchimura 269Charles and Lettie Cowman 272Mabel Francis 275Part 3: The Expanding Involvement 11 Single Women Missionaries: "Second-Class Citizens" 287Adele Marion Fielde 290Charlotte (Lottie) Diggs Moon 294Amy Carmichael 298Johanna Veenstra 303Gladys Aylward 306 12 Student Volunteers: Forsaking Wealth and Prestige 312C. T. Studd 314John R. Mott 319Robert E. Speer 325Fletcher Brockman 327E. Stanley Jones 330 13 "Faith" Missionaries: Depending on God Alone 335A. B. Simpson and the Christian and Missionary Alliance 336Fredrik Franson and TEAM 340Rowland Bingham and the Sudan Interior Mission 341Peter Cameron Scott and the Africa Inland Mission 346C. I. Scofield and the Central American Mission 349Jim Elliot and Operation Auca 352Eliza Davis George and the Elizabeth Native Interior Mission 360 14 Innovation and Ingenuity: The Call for Specialization 364Medical Missions: "Angels of Mercy" 366Ida Scudder 368Carl Becker 372William Cameron Townsend and Bible Translation 375Clarence W. Jones and HCJB 381Elizabeth "Betty" Greene and Mission Aviation 386Part 4: The Era of the New Millennium 15 Twentieth-Century Martyrs: "Yankee, Go Home" 399Betty and John Stam and China Martyrs 402Paul Carlson and the Congo Martyrs 406Betty Olsen and the Vietnam Martyrs 410Chet Bitterman and Latin America Martyrs 414William Donald McClure 417 16 Third World Missions: Younger Churches Reach Out 420Pandita Ramabai 423William Wade Harris 428Semisi Nau 430John Sung 432Elka of the Wai Wai 435 17 New Methods and Strategy: Reaching Tomorrow's World 439R. Kenneth Strachan 443Orlando Costas 447Donald McGavran 449Ralph and Roberta Winter 452Lesslie Newbigin 454 18 Saints and Celebrities: Appealing to the Masses 458Bob Pierce 460Bruce Olson 461Mother Teresa 461Brother Andrew and Open Doors 464Helen Roseveare 468Jackie Pullinger 472Don Richardson 475Postscript 479Notes 483General Bibliography 513Illustration Index 515General Index 519List of GraphicsPictures and CreditsPolycarp (The Bettmann Archive) 31Bo

Editorial Reviews

'This book, now better than ever, has no competition. No one has ever so ably, efficiently, and delightfully linked together the key personalities that portray so dynamically the story of the expansion of our faith from a handful of people in Jerusalem to the very ends of the earth. It is a must-read for all serious believers.' -- Ralph D. Winter, President