Jerusalem Missions Conference 1928 Reports – 8 Volumes

1928 Jerusalem Missions Conference

The 1928 Jerusalem Missions Conference discussed a wide range of topics from industrialisation to race relations. Some of the material in this 8 Volume set remains in copyright, but I have now made available what can be published legally. My thanks to the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide for providing the set of reports for digitisation.

Report of the Jerusalem Meeting of the International Missionary Council, March 24th – April 8th, 1928, 8 Vols. London: Oxford University Press, 1928. Hbk. [Click here to visit the table of contents]

The History of the Jerusalem Meeting of the International Missionary Council

The Rev. William Paton

The Jerusalem meeting of the International Missionary Council can be most fully understood and its value estimated by reference to the series of international missionary meetings of which it is the latest. Our record of these may begin with the meetings held in 1854 in both America and Great Britain, under the leadership of Dr Alexander Duff; the meeting at Liverpool in 1860; the meeting at Mildmay Park in London in 1878, at which thirty-four missionary societies were represented, eleven of them non-British; and the more important conference in 1888 held in Exeter Hall, with sixty-seven American societies, fifty-three British, eighteen Continental and two from the Colonies represented. In 1900 there was held a large conference styled the ‘Ecumenical’ Conference in New York, composed of about fifteen hundred delegates appointed by the American and Canadian societies, together with about two hundred delegates from British, Continental and other foreign societies and six hundred foreign missionaries. After the New York conference of 1900 plans were made for another missionary conference to be held after an interval of ten years, and in June 1910 the World Missionary Conference met at Edinburgh, attended by 1356 delegates, of whom 594 came from the United States and Canada, 560 from Great Britain, 175 from the Continent of Europe, 27 from the British Dominions. Of the whole number ten were nationals of the countries of the mission field.

Volume 8, pp.3-4.