Indian Missionary Manual: Hints to Young Missionaries in India (Classic Reprint)

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Still, considering the rapid progress which is being made in every department of science and art, it would be absurd to suppose that Indian Missions, so comparatively recent in their origin, should not be susceptible of great improve ments. Every intelligent labourer, by careful observation and experiment, may aid in bringing about important reforms. There are still difficult questions to be solved. The Missionary Lectureships now established in connection with some theological colleges will, doubtless, in addition to other important results, lead to the publication of valuable treatises on the economy of Missions.

The following work was first printed at Madras in 1864. Before revising it for a second edition, besides consulting Missionaries in India, the aid was sought of a few experienced friends at home. The late Rev. Dr. Somer ville, Foreign Mission Secretary of the United Presbyterian Church, kindly read over carefully the whole volume, and made several notes the Rev. C. C. F enn, one of the Secretaries of the Church Missionary Society, favoured the compiler with some suggestions. The late Rev. Dr. J. S.

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