Story of the Bible Society by William Canton

William Canton [1845-1926], The Story of the Bible SocietyAmong the boxes of books kindly given to me by Redcliffe College for digitisation is a multi-volume work by William Canton on the history of The Bible Society. This single volume is clearly a condensed version of Canton’s major work. The multi-volume version will be digitised in due course. This book is in the public domain.

William Canton [1845-1926], The Story of the Bible Society. London: John Murray, 1904. Hbk. pp.362. [Click to download complete volume in PDF]

Contents

Prelude

  1. “Why Not For The World?”
  2. “Built In Troublous Times”
  3. The Bibles of Britain
  4. The Book and the Sword
  5. English Gold
  6. Beyond the Atlantic
  7. Morning Lands and Savage Isles
  8. “A Wheel Within a Wheel”
  9. The Salt of the Earth
  10. Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
  11. The Continental Agencies
  12. The Bible in Russia
  13. From Three Continents
  14. The Myriad-Peopled East
  15. The Americas
  16. West and East-Gold
  17. The Power of the Written Word
  18. Specimen Days
  19. The Pillar and the Chain
  20. The Ministry of Children
  21. Crowns and Cannon
  22. The Gates of Dawn
  23. “Out of Every Nation”
  24. Of the Making of Versions
  25. The Men
  26. The Centenary and After

Preface

In the following pages an attempt has been made to sketch the origin, growth, and progress of the British and Foreign Bible Society during the hundred years which began on the 7th March 1804, and which will be brought to a close on the 6th March next by the universal observance, among the Reformed Churches, of “Bible Sunday” as a day of thanksgiving for the blessing which the free circulation of the Holy Scriptures has been to the world.  [Continue reading]