Republics; Or, Popular Government An Appointment Of God by John CrowellRepublics; Or, Popular Government An Appointment Of God by John Crowell

Republics; Or, Popular Government An Appointment Of God

byJohn Crowell

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. REPUBLICS RESULTING FROM THE PROGRESS OF CHRISTIANITY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. Sect. 1.--Republics in Heathen and Mohammedan Lands. "Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." (1.) The Rise And Progress Of Christian Missions. T1THEN the independence of the United States was acknowledged and the Constitution adopted, the work of modern evangelical missions had scarcely been commenced. The Moravians, with a noble zeal, the English, and perhaps others, had done something to establish Christianity in the European colonial settlements and to spread it among the aborigines around them. With these slight exceptions, "outside of Christendom there was no recognized preparation, and hardly a visible opening, for the" extension either of the spiritual blessings which Christianity supplies, or of the civilization and liberty which follow in its train. 13 1»3 The Turkish empire had been so far weakened that it could no longer be aggressive against Christian nations, but within its own dominions it was unbroken and apparently strong; was as intolerant as ever in its spirit and as despotic in its sway. The scimitar and bowstring were still its chosen remedies for inquiry in religion and restiveness in the state. China was closely shut up against the religion, civilization, and even, except at a single port, against the_ commerce, of Christian lands. In India, Mohammedan rule had been broken, and the English East India Company, after sanguinary contests, were beginning to consolidate their power. But they were "as anti-Christian in their policy and oppressive in their rule as the Mogul emperor had been." Africa was shrouded in darkness, and knew Christian nations only as coming to enslave her wretched people, rather than to enlighten and set them free. Of the islan...
Title:Republics; Or, Popular Government An Appointment Of GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217543928

ISBN - 13:9780217543927