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a member of a religious mission


Aubrey, Father
converts savages to Christianity. [Fr. Lit.: Atala]
Boniface, St.
missionary to the German infidels in 8th century. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 271]
Davidson, Rev. Alfred
attempts to convert Sadie Thompson to religion but ends up seducing her. [Br. Lit.: “Miss Thompson” in Benét, 675; Am. Cinema: “Rain” in Halliwell, 593]
Latour and Vaillant, Fathers
priests establish a diocese in New Mexico. [Am. Lit.: Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop in Magill I, 199]
Livingstone, David
(1813–1873) explorer and missionary in Africa. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1596]
Patrick, St.
(c. 385–461) early missionary to and patron saint of Ireland. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 138]
Salvation Army
international religious organization known for its charitable and missionary work. [Christian Rel.: NCE, 2408–2409]
Society of Jesus
Roman Catholic religious order distinguished in foreign missions. [Christian Hist.: NCE, 1412]
Xavier, St. Francis
indefatigable pioneer converter of East Indies. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 141–142]
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Andrew Walls's explanation of non-Western Christianity and its missionary movements marks a paradigmatic change in understanding church history.
Walls, The Missionary Movement in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission of Faith, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.
Although some chapters, such as Chapter 4 "British Missionary Life in the Japanese Empire," are thematic chapters, Ion organizes his book basically along the chronological line, and tells the story of the British missionary movement from its beginning (Chapter 1 "Beginning of the British Missionary Movement in Japan and Taiwan") to its temporary demise during the Pacific War (Chapter 9 "Through the Fire of War").
In the Introduction to his lectures on the modern British missionary movement published in 1965, Max Warren suggested that "any serious student of modern history must find some explanation of the missionary expansion of the Christian Church.
Part 3, "The Missions with the Mongol Empire," treats the missionary movement during the "established" period of the Mongol Empire.
Recent interest in and attention to the statistical success story of the Korean missionary movement should be checked against an ecumenical perspective.
But the missionary movement, in my view, has a love-hate attitude toward this shift, for while it captured the universal scope of God's mission, it moved away from the Christocentric universalism that was at the heart and rationale of world evangelization.
In addition, the Network cooperates with theological schools, missiologists, and mission researchers, as well as with several missionary movements in the countries of Eastern and Central Europe.
My thesis is that, historically speaking, the global transmission of Methodism took place within two horizons simultaneously, namely, the horizons of (1) the modern missionary movement and (2) trans-Atlantic revivalism--in particular, the second Great Awakening and the Holiness and Pentecostal movements.
Thus, several members of the CMA, the CIM, and the South Chihli Mission joined the early Pentecostal missionary movement.
The Protestant missionary movement in Korea has recently gone through a period of growing pains and now stands at a crossroad.
Early on, the missionary movement was largely the product of a missionary worldview imported from Great Britain.

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