Theology of Mission

Divine Enterprise of Missions by Arthur T. Pierson

Arthur T. Pierson [1837-1911]
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This is a series of public lectures on missions by one of the 19th Centuries most enthusiastic proponents of the Enterprise. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of this book to scan. This title is in the Public Domain.

Arthur T. Pierson [1837-1911], The Divine Enterprise of Missions. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1894. Hbk. pp.333. [Download complete book in PDF]


Introduction by Rev D.D. Demarest

  1. The Divine Thought of Missions
  2. The Divine Plan of Missions
  3. The Divine Work of Missions
  4. The Divine Spirit of Missions
  5. The Divine Force of Missions
  6. The Divine Fruit of Missions
  7. The Divine Challenge of Missions


Introduction by Rev. D.D. Damarest

In introducing to the Christian public this volume of Lectures on Missions, delivered before the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church in America, at New Brunswick, N. J ., it is proper that a brief account should be given of the origin of the lectureship.

On the r6th day of April, 1888, Mr. Nathan F. Graves, an Elder in the Reformed Church of Syracuse, N. Y., and an active member of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Church in America, addressed the following letter to the Rev. Prof. Mabon, of the Theological Seminary: no special instruction to fit them for their important work.

“I write to enquire if the subject has ever been considered in the Seminary; and if you consider it desirable and practicable to establish such a professorship, I will be greatly obliged for a reply at your convenience.

“Very sincerely yours, “N. F. GRAVES.”

The Faculty having declared that, in their opinion, it was desirable and practicable that some agency for missionary instruction should be established in the Seminary, conferences were held by Mr. Graves with a Committee of the Faculty, with Rev. John Mason Ferris, D.D., for many years Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Church in America; with Rev. Henry N. Cobb, D.D., present Secretary, and with various friends of Foreign Missions. [Continue Reading]


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