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*Alban, Donald H. Jr., Robert H. Woods Jr., and Marsha Daigle-Williamson.  "The Writings of William Carey: Journalism as Mission in a Modern Age."  Mission Studies 22/1 (2005):1-30 [electronic edition].

*Adhikary, Martin.  "Remembering William Carey as an environmentalist."  The Daily Star (August 17, 2009).

*Annett, E. A. William Carey: Pioneer Missionary to India.  Belfast and Greenville, South Carolina: Providence Publishers, 2000.

*Appleby, John.  'I Can Plod '. . . William Carey and the Early Years of the First Baptist Missionary Society.  Foreword by Peter Naylor.  London: Grace Publications Trust, 2007.

*Banerjee, Tapan Kumar.  Extraordinary Contributions of An Ordinary Man.  Serampore College: Carey Library and Research Centre, 2017.

*________, ed.  Homage to Rev. Dr. William Carey on His 180th Date of Demise.  Serampore College: Carey Library and Research Centre, 2014.

This edition is a diglot in Bengali and English.  Some English essays included are Sisir De, "Kaleidoscope: The Age of Enlightenment and Rev. William Carey, D.D." and Sanjoy Mukherjee, "William Carey and Contemporary Field of Indian Science."

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Beck, James R. Dorothy Carey: The Tragic and Untold Story of Mrs. William Carey.  Reprint ed. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2000.

*Beyond the Blues: Commemoration Volume on Sunil Kumar Chatterjee.  Edited by Tapan Bandopadhyay and Bahnisikha Ghatak.  Serampore: Serampore College, 2010.

In English and Hindi, this book commemorates the life and research contribution of Sunil Kumar Chatterjee (1928-2009), the longtime Research Librarian in the Carey Library and Research Centre, Serampore College.  In late twentieth century India, Chatterjee possibly advanced awareness of William Carey and the Serampore Mission more than any other writer.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

C.  Joseph and Michele.  "Field-Governed Mission Structures, Part IV: William Carey and the Serampore Trio."  International Journal of Frontier Missions 18/3 (Fall 2001):115-20.

*Carey Day 2002. 241st Birth Anniversary of Dr. William Carey.  Serampore: Serampore College, 2002.

*Carey Day Celebration 2003.  Serampore: Serampore College, 2003.

*Carter, Terry G., ed. The Journal and Selected Letters of William Carey. Macon, GA: Smyth and Helwys, 2000.

*Carter, Terry G.  “The Calvinism of William Carey and Its Effect on His Mission Work.”  A paper presented at the Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting.  Colorado Springs, Colorado, November, 2001.  Accessed March 17, 2015.   <> 

*Catalano, Roberto. William Carey e il Trio di Serampore: La Missione e i Soui Rapporti con l'Induismo. Prefazione di Alberto Trevisiol. Rome: Aracne, 2012.

*Chatterjee, Sunil Kumar.  William Carey and Serampore.  2nd ed.  Serampore, 2004.

*_____________.  William Carey and Serampore.  3rd ed.  Serampore, 2008.

*_____________.  William Carey: The Father of Modern Missions in the East.  New ed.  Serampore, 2004.

*____________. Serampore Trio, Carey Marshman Ward: The Pioneers of Modern Missions in India. [Serampore]: Published by the Author, 2008.

*Crockett, Jr., Bennie R.  "An English Garden in India: William Carey's Integrated Christian Vision."  The Baptist Educator, 76/2 (May-August 2012):4-12.

*Das, Somen.  “William Carey’s Contribution from a Theological-Ethical Perspective.”  Indian Journal of Theology 35, no. 1 (1993):14-24. [electronic edition]

*Farrer, Keith.  William Carey: Missionary and Botanist.  Kew, Victoria: Carey Baptist Grammar School, 2005.

*Finn, Nathan A.  “‘Surely it is Worth While’: William Carey’s Personal Application of His Enquiry.”  Puritan Reformed Journal 2, no. 2 (2010):284-300. [electronic edition]

*George, Timothy. "William Carey (1761-1834)," in The British Particular Baptists 1638-1910, Volume II, ed. Michael A. G. Haykin (Springfield, Missouri: Particular Baptist Press, 2000), pp. 143-161.

*Haldar, Dipankar.  William Carey: The Father of Modern Missionaries.  Raghabpur, West Bengal: Raghabpur Seva Niketan, 2011.

*Hallihan, C. P.  "William Carey: 'A plodder for Christ','Father of modern Missions', but, mostly, Bible Translator." Trinitarian Bible Society, Quarterly Record, 554 (January -March, 2001): 7-17 [electronic edition].

Harrison, Eugene. William Carey: The Cobbler Who Turned Discoverer. Virginia: Scripture Press, 2000.

Haykin, Michael A. G.   Ardent love to Jesus: English Baptists and the experience of revival in the long eighteenth century.  Bridgend: Byntirion Press, 2013.  Chapters included follow below:


“'A very dunghill in society': The Calvinistic Baptists and their need for revival.'”

“'The Saviour calls': the ministry and piety of Benjamin Francis and Anne Steele.'”

“'A little band of brothers': Friendship and revival in the life of John Ryland Jr.'”

“'I wish I had prayed more': John Sutcliff and the Concert of Prayer for revival.'”

“'A dull flint': Andrew Fuller and theological reformation.'”

“'What a soul!': The revival piety of Samuel Pearce.'”

“'A wretched, poor and helpless worm': Revival activism – the legacy of William Carey.'

“Appendix.  Eighteenth-century Baptists adn the gifts of the Holy Spirit in revival."

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*________.  The Missionary Fellowship of William Carey.  In A Long Line of Godly Men Profile.  Orlando, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing, 2018.  Chapters included are:

"The Early Years of William Carey"

"Good Friendships: A Road to Theological Maturity"

"The Pathway to Global Mission"

"Going to India and the Need for Friends"

"The Serampore Mission"

"Appendix 1: A Timeline of William Carey's Life"

"Appendix 2: The Leicester Covenant (1790)"

"Appendix 3: The Serampore Form of Agreement (1805)"

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Hummel, Scott.  "The Legacy of William Carey at the Bicentennial of the Founding of Serampore College."  In William Carey: The Multifaceted Genius.  Serampore College Bicentenary Special, 1818-2018.  Carey Day 2018.  Edited by Subhro Sekhar Sircar and Sanjoy Mukherjee.  Serampore: Council of Serampore College, 2018.  Pp. 15-30.

*Johnson, Galen K.  "William Carey's Muslim Encounters in India."  Baptist History and Heritage XXXIX/2 (Spring 2004):100-108.

*Kommers, Johann.  “De Enquiry en het Serampore ‘Form of Agreement’: William Carey als zendingsstrateeg voor de 21ste eeuw.”  In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi 47/1 (2013): 1-11 [electronic edition,].

*Myers, Travis L.  “Tracing a Theology of the Kingdom of God in William Carey’s Enquiry: A Case Study in Complex Mission Motivation as Component of ‘Missionary Spirituality.”  Missiology: An International Review XI, no. 1 (January 2012):37-47 [electronic edition].

*Nettles, Tom.  "William Carey (1761-1834)."  In The Baptists: Key People Involved in Forming a Baptist Identity.  Vol. One.  Beginnings in Britain.  Mentor Imprint.  Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK: Cromwell Press, 2005. 

*__________.  Another ed., 2008.

*Ngapkynta, Hamlet Bareh.  William Carey in a New Perspective.  Guwahati, Delhi: Spectrum Publications, 2004.

"Dr. Ngapkynta's book . . . unveils two sides of Carey's life and work.  He was not only a pioneer of the modern Christian missionary movement as has often been appropriately acknowledged, but also an architect of secular education and social reformation in India" (from the Foreword by M. J. Hynniewta, p. vi).

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Noble, Tim.  “Between the Swiss Train and the Eschaton: Mission in a Time of Waiting.”  Baptistic Theologies 5, no. 1 (2013):147-162 [electronic edition].

*Pabari, Sukesh. "An Historical Example of Kingdom Extension – The Life of William Carey." Haddington House Journal 7 (2005):35-52 [electronic edition].

*Philip, T. V.  "William Carey and Modern Missionary Movement."  Reflections on Christian Mission in Asia: William Carey Lectures and other Essays.  Delhi: ISPCK/CSS, 2000.  Pp. 27-42.


*Schirrmacher, Thomas, ed.  William Carey: Theologian – Linguist – Social Reformer; Essays from four continents.  In World Theology Series 4.  Bonn: Verlag fur Kultur und Wissenschaft, 2013 [electronic edition].


A collection of essays, some of which have appeared previously and now re-edited, this volume presents some significant new work on the biography and thought of William Carey.  The essays included are:

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Sivasundaram, Sujit. "'A Christian Benares': Orientalism, Science and the Serampore Mission of Bengal." The Indian Economic and Social History Review 44 (2007): 111-145.

The Center's signed copy was graciously provided by the author, Dr. Sivasundaram, of  Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

--Myron C Noonkester

*The Versatile William Carey.  Serampore College, Carey Day, 2008, August 17-18, 2008.  Edited by Pratap C. Gine.  Serampore: Serampore College, 2008.

*Webber, Daniel.  William Carey and the Missionary Vision.  Edinburgh, U.K. and Carlisle, Penn.: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2005.

Containing three parts, this book has a short treatment of Carey as a model for twenty-first century missions, a reprint of Carey Enquiry, and a reprint of a 1791 sermon by Andrew Fuller.  An image of Carey and a map of India from the Carey Center collection appear on the cover of this book without recognition of the Center.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*William, J. D.  Life of William Carey Father of Missions 1761-1834.  Nasik, Maharashtra, India: Genesis Publishing, 2007.

*Yeh, Allen and Chris Chun, eds.  Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things: William Carey and Adoniram Judson, Missionary Pioneers. Foreword by David Bebbington. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2013.

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