Theology of Mission

William Pierce on the Claims of Foreign Missions

William Pierce [1853-1928] offers some encouraging observations on missions on the occasion of the Centenary of the London Missionary Society. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of the book for scanning. This title is in the public domain. William Pierce [1853-1928], The Dominion of Christ. The Claims of Foreign Missions in the…

Nigeria

Thomas Birch Freeman, Son of an African

Thomas Birch Freeman [1806-1890] was a English Wesleyan Missionary to the Gold Coast of West Africa (Modern Benin, Ghana, Toga and Western Nigeria). His father was African and his mother English. The Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Missions notes that: Freeman was instrumental in starting churches and schools throughout two great African kingdoms, the Ashanti and…

Duff, Alexander | India

Alexander Duff Pioneer of Missionary Education

William Paton’s 1928 biography of Alexander Duff focuses on his work as a missionary educationalist in India. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this book for digitisation. This book is in the public domain. William Paton [1886-1943], Alexander Duff. Pioneer of Missionary Education. London: Student Christian Movement, 1923. Hbk. pp.240. [Click…

Africa | India

Life Story of Lucy Evangeline Guinness

Karl Wilhelm Kumm [1874-1930] and Lucy Evangeline [Guinness] [1865-1906] were founders …of the Sudan United Mission (SUM) Kumm, born in Wiesbaden, Germany, felt called to missionary work among Muslims. He was serving with the North Africa Mission in Egypt when, in 1899, he met Henry Grattan Guinness, the celebrated evangelist, and his daughter, Lucy. Lucy…

India

Robert Henderson Missionary to Gujarat, India

The story of Robert Henderson’s missionary work in Gujarat is told by one of colleagues following his tragic death whilst on furlough in Northern Ireland. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this book for digitisation. This title is in the public domain. John Sinclair Stevenson [1868-1930], Robert Henderson. The Story of…