Vernon Storr’s Missionary Theology of the Bible

Vernon Faithfull Storr [1869-1940], The Missionary Genius of the BibleThis book of Missionary Theology is an expanded version of a paper originally presented at a Missionary Conference at High Leigh, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire in January 1924. The author hoped that it would help to rectify the shortage of contemporary books on that subject.

My thanks to the Cambridge Centre of Christianity Worldwide for providing a copy of this book for digitisation. This title is in the public domain.

Vernon Faithfull Storr [1869-1940], The Missionary Genius of the Bible. London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., 1924. Hbk. pp.192. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  • Preface
  1. A Changed OutlookThe Old Testament
  2. The Conception of God
  3. The Doctrine of Man
  4. The Idea of Redemption
  5. Messianic Prophecy
  6. The Book of JonahThe New Testament
  7. The Teaching of Jesus
  8. The Work and Person of Jesus
  9. The Fourth Gospel
  10. The Acts of the Apostles
  11. The Pauline Epistles
  12. THe Book of Revelation

Chapter 1: A Changed Outlook

We are constantly being told to-day, and rightly told, that we must “think in continents.” A narrow parochial or insular out-look is of little value; only a world-wide vision can match the world-wide needs of the present age. The world of humanity has become one, and the scale of all movements has in consequence vastly increased. This is true in almost every department of life, social, political, economic, religious. An Inter-national Labour Movement, the Reunion of Christendom, the League of Nations, the rapid Westernizing of the East, are but examples of the growing solidarity of man-kind and the essential fellowship of its component parts. “And whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it”; the truth of St. Paul’s teaching about the body has come home to us in painful fashion in these years of slow reconstruction after the Great War. [Continue reading]