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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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The sponsorship of a book about Christian missionaries by the Religious Affairs Directorate was one of these measures.
Yet all Jews who converted, even if they became Christian missionaries, never stopped being Jews in the eyes of other Christians.
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The police had no immediate leads but in the days following, the culprits involved in the murder of the Swami and his associates were apprehended and they were identified as Christian converts affiliated to the Christian missionaries of World Vision, an international Christian organization that specializes in work in Third World Countries.
Also discussing missionary work as a whole with the moral and political implications that come with it, "On the Way with Jesus" is a deftly compiled body of writing, certain to inform and inspire anyone interested in the work of Christian missionaries here at home or abroad in the world.
Former Green Beret John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) is approached by Christian missionaries Michael (Paul Schulze) and Sarah (Julie Benz) to take them to Burma, where they hope to nurse the sick back to health.
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM--Orthodox Jews set fire to hundreds of copies of the New Testament in the latest act of violence against Christian missionaries in the Holy Land.
It therefore deserves a prominent place on the shelf of all who wish to further their knowledge of the intriguing historical role of Christian missionaries in China.
Further, Aikman illustrates the prominent role of missionaries in China's conversion by chronicling the triumphs of past and present Christian missionaries in China and their attempts to evangelize the Chinese people.
Rev Cook, who is married to nurse Ruth Cook, was born in Tamale, Ghana, where his parents worked as Christian missionaries.
First published in 1935, the book is a devastating critique of colonial rule, which is shown to be destroying African society while Christian missionaries undermine indigenous morality.

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