Campbell N. Moody’s Missionary Work in Formosa (Taiwan)

Campbell N. Moody [1866-1940], The Heathen Heart. An Account of the Reception of the Gospel Among the Chinese of FormosaCampbell Naismith Moody [1866-1940] was a scholarly and extremely successful missionary to Formosa (modern day Taiwan). In this book he tells the story of the early years of his work in that country. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of this book to digitise.

Campbell N. Moody [1866-1940], The Heathen Heart. An Account of the Reception of the Gospel Among the Chinese of Formosa. Edinburgh & London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1907. Hbk. pp.253. [Click to download the complete book in PDF]

Contents

  1. Formosa Under the Rule of Japan
  2. The Character and Conduct of a Heathen People
  3. The Religion of a Heathen People
  4. Christ Crossing the Threshold of the Heathen Heart
  5. Some Chinese Christians: The Story of Brown-Horse Wood
  6. Some Chinese Christians (Continued)
  7. The Difficulties of Missionary Life
  8. Why Missionaries are Uninteresting
  9. The Scarcity of Missionary Workers

Chapter 1: Formosa Under the Rule of Japan

Descriptions of Formosa may be found else-where, and a very short account is quite enough for our present aim. The island, which is reckoned 264 miles long and So miles broad at the broadest, lies partly north and partly south of the Tropic of Cancer, and for six or seven months the climate is similar to that of Singapore, while the remaining portion of the year is somewhat cooler. February, the coldest month, has a mean temperature equal to that of July in Scotland. Formosa is part of the chain of islands that girds the east coast of Asia, forming a link between Japan and the Philippine Islands; and it emphasizes its connection with Japan by the frequent earthquakes with which it is disturbed. [Continue reading]