A SKETCH OF MISSIONS;
OR HISTORY OF ATTEMPTS
by Miron Winslow.
During the early nineteenth century, missionary advocates created networks of evangelization, fund-raising, and education. William Carey's Enquiry served as a manifesto for such projects. American missionary works such as the Missionary Gazetteer provided reference information on mission stations and missionary work throughout the world.
Descended from early inhabitants of Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, Miron Winslow (1789-1864) graduated from Middlebury College and Andover Theological Seminary. He received an honorary A. M. degree from Yale. In 1819 he departed for Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]. From 1836 until near the time of his death, he resided in Madras, India.
Winslow compiled a dictionary of the Tamil language containing definitions for 67,450 words.
His Sketch of Missions, was published in Andover, Massachusetts in 1819. To see its cover, click here.
Winslow's Sketch contains an extensive section on Baptist missions. Like other early accounts, it reports Carey's motto as "Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things." Part VII, available below, recounted the exploits of those who served the Baptist Missionary Society.
|Part VII. Propagation of Christianity by the Baptists.|
|Chapter I. The Origin of the Baptist Missionary Society-Carey and Thomas sent to Bengal-Their difficulties-Hindoo character-Other missionaries sent out-Mission fixed at Serampore-Death of Mr. Grant.|
|Chapter II. Conversion of Kristno-Persecution-Baptisms-New Testament Printed-Mr. Carey appointed to a College-Death of Mr. Brunsdon and Mr. Thomas-TwoBrahmins baptized-Death of Mrs. Chamberlain-Translations-Opposition from Government-Attempts in the Burman Empire-Missionaries robbed in Bootan-Printing office burnt.|
|Chapter III. View of the Different Stations-Expenses-Missionaries-Converts-Translations-Prospects of theMission.|
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