History of Missions

Warneck’s Outline of a History of Protestant Missions

Gustav Warneck [1834-1910], Outline of a History of Protestant Missions From the Reformation to the Present TimeGustav Warneck [1834-1910] provides an overview of Protestant missions from the Reformation to the end of the 19th Century. Part 1 covers the period chronologically and Part 2 geographically. The original had some pen underlining which it was not possible to remove. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of the book to scan. This title is in the public domain.

Gustav Warneck [1834-1910], Outline of a History of Protestant Missions From the Reformation to the Present Time. With an Appendix concerning Roman Catholic Missions, 3rd edn. London & Edinburgh: Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, 1906. Hbk. pp.435. [Download complete book in PDF]


  • Part I. Missionary Life at Home

  1. Introduction
  2. The Age of the Reformation
  3. The Age of Orthodoxy
  4. The Age of Pietism
  5. The Present Age of Missions
  6. History of the Foundation and Growth of Missionary Societies
  • Appendix to Part I: Roman Catholic Missions
  • Part II. The Field of Evangelical Missions


  1. America
  2. Africa
  3. The Old Oriental Churches
  4. Asia
  5. Oceania


Christian missions are as old .as Christianity itself. The missionary idea, indeed, is much older. In affirming an eternal origin for the Divine decree of salvation, Paul affirms it equally for the universality of salvation (Eph, iii 1-12). God, who called the universe into being) designed His whole creation from all eternity for a universal salvation. Therefore did He not only create a human race after His own likeness,, which is of one blood dwelling over the whole earth, but this human race, formed after His likeness, and one, He made to be in its totality the object of His saving love which is determined· in Christ. [Continue reading]


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