Story of the Delhi Mission – Society for the Propagation of the Gospel

V.H. Stanton [1846-1924], The Story of the Delhi Mission.This is a detailed account of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel’s work in Delhi, India between the years 1852 and 1907. This volume contains numerous photograph plates which i have reproduced in greyscale to preserve their quality. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this book for digitisation. This title is in the public domain.

V.H. Stanton [1846-1924], The Story of the Delhi Mission. Westminster: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 1908. Hbk. pp.171.[Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  • Preface – Professor Stanton
  1. The Founding of the Mission
  2. The Rebuilding
  3. The Cambridge Mission to Delhi
  4. Work Amongst Mohammedans
  5. Pastoral Work
  6. Educational Work
  7. District Work
  8. The Women of Delhi
  9. Zenana Work
  10. The Medical Mission
  11. Girls’ Schools
  12. St. Mary’s Home
  • Epilogue
  • Index

Preface

The “S.P.G. and Cambridge Mission” has many claims, of diverse kinds, upon the sympathy and attention of English Churchmen. The founder of the Mission, the Rev. M. J. Jennings, Chaplain at Delhi, who himself began missionary work there, formed a local committee and called upon the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to send missionaries, perished in the Mutiny along with several of the first converts. The present brief history of the Mission was undertaken last year as one part of the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of their deaths.

Again, in the organisation for the support of this Mission there is an example of the manner in which the interest and the efforts called forth by a special mission may be combined with the aid given by a great Missionary Society. [Continue reading]

Susan Ballard’s Jottings from Japan

Susan Ballard [1863-1909], Jottings From Japan, 2nd ednThis is a collection of Susan Ballard’s [1863-1909] articles previously published in missionary news magazines. It is illustrated for the most part with her own photographs. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy to scan. This title is in the public domain.

Susan Ballard [1863-1909], Jottings From Japan, 2nd edn. Westminster: The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1918. Hbk. pp.96. [This title is in the public domain]

Contents

  • Christian kindness
  • In a Japanese village (1)
  • In a Japanese village (2)
  • In a Japanese village (3)
  • A prisoner in Japan
  • The ‘bus boy
  • Praying for the congregation
  • The blind “Ama”
  • “As others see us”
  • A Japanese Sailor
  • Truth
  • A Japanese Easter offering
  • A meeting in a train
  • An aged Christian
  • A tea-party in Japan
  • Japan in the time of war
  • “Give peace in our time, O Lord”
  • By a Buddhist temple in Japan
  • The land of morning calm
  • What I bought with two pounds

Christian Kindness

One day my servant showed in a young man who, she said, was anxious to see me. Instead of making the customary Japanese bow, he advanced with stretched out hand, saying, “How do you do?”

By this I knew that he must have been in England, and I replied in English, but it was soon evident that his knowledge of English was limited to that one sentence.

“Please to excuse my coming to see you,” he said in Japanese. “You do not know me, though we have met once before. Two years ago, when you were visiting your native country of England, you gave an address to a large party of Japanese bluejackets who had been invited to tea at an English Soldiers’ Home. I was one of those sailors. After you spoke, some of us asked where you lived when in Japan, and you wrote down your Tokio number on some pieces of paper and distributed them among us, and I got one of them. [Continue reading]

Christian Missions in Madagascar

Edward Oliver McMahon [1860-1918], Christian Missions in MadagascarArchdeacon Edward Oliver McMahon [1860-1918] recalls the history of S.P.G. missionary work in Madagascar. There are numerous  contemporary photographs that depict various aspects of Malagasy life. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of the book to scan. This title is in the public domain.

Edward Oliver McMahon [1860-1918], Christian Missions in Madagascar. Westminster: The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1914. Hbk. pp.179. [Click to download the complete book in PDF]

Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  1. Madagascar and the Malagasy
  2. The First Christian Missions in Madagascar
  3. Religious beliefs and customs
  4. Progress of Christianity
  5. The last days of Hova
  6. Missions under French rule
  7. Review of the Anglican Mission work in Madagascar
  8. Church work in the north
  9. The Malagasy way of looking at things
  10. The comity of Missions
  11. Hope, problems, and jubilee festivities
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Preface

I have been asked to write a few words to com-mend this book to all who love Mission work. It has been prepared with infinite pains by my dear friend and fellow-worker, Archdeacon McMahon.

No present member of the Mission is better qualified than he is to write an account of our work; for, with one exception, he alone re-members those early days, so interesting and romantic, before the French occupation. Many readers will regret that the old days are gone for ever, and that many interesting customs and survivals of heathenism and the peculiarities of native rule have been swept away. “The old order changeth yielding place to new.”

The book, though necessarily brief, is comprehensive; and it will be found that full justice has been done to the noble work, which has been done, and which is being done for Christ, by other societies in this island. [Continue reading]

 

History of Christianity in Japan

Herbert Moore [1863-1943], The Christian Faith in JapanThis book is a history of the growth of the church in Japan, focusing on the work of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of the book to scan. This title is in the public domain.

Herbert Moore [1863-1943], The Christian Faith in Japan. Westminster: The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1904. Hbk. pp.151. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  1. The Country
  2. The People
  3. The Years That Are Past
  4. The Awakening of Japan
  5. Buddhism in Japan
  6. Shinto
  7. The Heritage of the Ages
  8. Re-Laying the Foundations of the Church
  9. S.P.G. Work in Tokyo
  10. S.P.G. Work in Kobe
  11. The Edifying of the Body of Christ
  12. S.P.G. Work in Towns and Villages
  13. The More Distant Work of the Japan Church
  14. Things That Hinder
  15. Things That Help
  16. Looking Forward

Index

Prefatory Note

The aim of this little volume is not to give a complete account of missionary work in Ja pan, still less to provide a general description of the country or the people, but to afford to the general reader a sufficient introduction to both to enable him to appreciate the work which the ‘Holy Catholic Church of Japan’ has already accomplished, and its prospects of development in the immediate future. By far the greater number of professing Christians in Japan at the present time are attached to the Russian or the Roman Missions or to Missions started by various Non-conformist Bodies. It is from no desire to create a false impression of the importance, from a numerical standpoint, of the Japan Church that a detailed account of these other Missions has been omitted. The omission is simply due to exigencies of space. The Rev. Herbert Moore, to whom the Society is indebted for writing this account of its work, was a member of the St. Andrew’s Brotherhood, Tokyo, from 1891 to 1895 and was afterwards a missionary at Kobe for two years. [Continue reading]