Christian Missions and Social Progress: A Sociological Study of Foreign Missions, Volume 2

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Fleming H. Revell Company, 1899 - Christian sociology
"The Students' Lectures on Missions at Princeton Theological Seminary, which form the basis of the book now issued, were delivered by the author in the spring of 1896"--Preface.

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Page 49 - MAY I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence : live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self. In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues.
Page 67 - Their spider-threads about us, which at last Grow strong as iron chains, to cramp and bind In formal narrowness heart, soul, and mind. Freedom is recreated year by year, In hearts wide open on the Godward side, In souls calm-cadenced as the whirling sphere, In minds that sway the future like a tide. No broadest creeds can hold her, and no codes ; She chooses men for her august abodes, Building them fair and fronting to the dawn...
Page 325 - It is not unjust that those should serve who cannot rule themselves." Isidore of Seville says the same thing 2 — but he contradicts himself, for he admits that all men are equal in the sight of God, and that Adam's sin —in which he finds the root of slavery — was wiped out by the Redemption.
Page 404 - ... all of them to be under the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience; who shall be obliged to study and practice physic and chirurgery, as well as divinity ; that by the apparent usefulness of the former to all mankind, they may both endear themselves to the people, and have the better opportunities of doing good to men's souls, whilst they are taking care of their bodies; but the particulars of the constitution I leave to the Society composed of wise and good men.
Page iii - O'er the rabble's laughter; And while Hatred's fagots burn, Glimpses through the smoke discern Of the good hereafter. Knowing this, that never yet Share of Truth was vainly set In the world's wide fallow; After hands shall sow the seed, After hands from hill and mead Reap the harvests yellow. Thus, with somewhat of the Seer, Must the moral pioneer From the Future borrow; Clothe the waste with dreams of grain, And, on midnight's sky of rain, Paint the golden morrow!
Page 193 - ... supporting her. This contract shall be signed in duplicate for file by the missionary and the corresponding secretary of the Branch supporting her; (c) this relation shall be sustained for a period of not longer than five years. . CONTRACT "I agree to render five years' continuous service from this date as a missionary of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and to conform to the rules and regulations of the said Society as they now exist or shall hereafter...
Page 90 - Missionaries, whose blameless example and self-denying labours are infusing new vigour into the stereotyped life of the great populations placed under English rule, and are preparing them to be in every way better men and better citizens of the great empire in which they dwell.
Page 192 - Hygiene in the Woman's Medical College of the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, says " this book has been written as the result of experience in the class room of the need of a concise text-book on hygiene adapted to American conditions.
Page 69 - Europeans in general, without any exception in favour of the subjects of Great Britain, has been, unless when attended by missionary exertions, a source of many calamities to uncivilised nations.
Page 306 - American Governments, by the British Government of this shocking evil, which, on the authority of a Royal Commission, had been already condemned in severe terms, as " one long record of deceit, cruel treachery, deliberate kidnapping, and cold-blooded murder." For this purpose he visited England, where he was able to convince people of influence that there was an urgent call for action, and, at the request of Lord Ripon, Secretary of State for the 1 Michelsen, " Cannibals Won for Christ,

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