18th Century | 19th Century | General Introductions | History of Missions | Theology of Mission

Short Introduction to Christian Missions by Eugene Stock

Eugene Stock, who also wrote the massive 4-volume History of the Church Missionary Society, provides a brief – but nonetheless comprehensive – introduction to Christian missions. My thanks to the Cambridge Centre of Christianity Worldwide for providing a copy of this public domain title for digitisation. Eugene Stock [1836-1928], A Short Handbook of Missions. London:…

19th Century | Church's Ministry Among Jewish People

London Society For Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jewish People

The evangelisation of the Jewish people continues to be a controversial area of Christian missions. The London Society For Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews was founded by evangelical Christians in the early nineteenth Century. The Rev. W.T. Gidney’s History covers first hundred years of the operation. Wikipedia notes that: In response to changing attitudes towards…

19th Century | China | India | Japan | South America

Missions and Modern History by Robert E. Speer

Robert E. Speer sets out his threefold purpose in writing this history of 19th Century missions: To correct distortions of the facts; To demonstrate the significance of missions in world events; To inform the reading public of important recent events. My thanks to the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide for making these volumes available for…