Travels In South-eastern Asia; Embracing Hindustan, Malaya, Siam And China With Notices Of Numerous…

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byHoward Malcolm

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This historic 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. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. ON THE MODE OF CONDUCTING MODERN MISSIONS. Schools -- Translations and Tracts -- Preaching in English -- Periodicals -- Use of the Roman Alphabet -- Missionary Physicians -- Unnecessary Display and Expense -- Direct Preaching lo Natives -- Formation of Regular Churches -- Qualifications of Native Assistants -- Instruction in the English Language -- Intermission of Operations -- Division of Labor -- Concentration-- Choice of Fields -- Remarks. Moae than forty years' experience in modern missions, ought to furnish data for an intelligent revision of the system; and the anxious inquiries which are heard on this point, not only among friends and supporters at home, but among missionaries themselves, seem to demand some remarks on the subject, in a work like the present . The question is, whether the whole system is so erroneous that it should be abandoned for another; or is correct in the main, with curable imperfections. The first of these opinions finds many affirmative respondents, some of whom propose definite substitutes.* The writer embraces the other opinion, and ventures, though with sincere diffidence, to contribute his mite toward a discussion which he hopes will call forth abler pens, and result in a happy approximation to a perfect arrangement. For the sake of brevity, whatever is approvable will be passed over, and only such matters touched, as seem to call for change. 1. The proportion of time and money, bestowed on schools, should be much less. Schools are extravagantly extolled, and hopes are built upon them which could only be warranted by a New Testament declaration that they are the Lord's chosen and primary means for spreading Christianity. It has been declared, that " our only * Edward Irving proposes that each missionary go...

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This historic 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. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. ON THE MODE OF CONDUCTING MODERN MISSIONS. Schools -- Translations and Tracts -- Preaching in English -- Periodi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217139450

ISBN - 13:9780217139458

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