Missionary Reform, or Strictures and a Development of the Peculiarities Exhibited in the Present System of Evangelical Labour: Followed by Hints Suggested From a Consideration of Principles and Practices Detailed in the Word of God. India.

Missionary Reform, or Strictures and a Development of the Peculiarities Exhibited in the Present System of Evangelical Labour: Followed by Hints Suggested From a Consideration of Principles and Practices Detailed in the Word of God.

East Indies: Bombay Mission Press, 1826 - 1827. paper. A disbound collection of essays on Christian missions, and missions in India, including: "Missionary Reform", with 3 sections, one of which proposes and outlines a new missionary system. The first section makes some very direct criticism under "Inefficiency of the Present System" (p7), such as the enormous expense of the mission system, the problems posed in mission management by the huge distance between home & mission, and finally that mission supporters at home are deluded as to the real challenges faced by missions. Other sections include: "A Letter on Christian Liberality"; "To the People of Scotland, the Letter of a Committee of the General Assembly of the Church, Relative to the Propagation of the Gospel (signed John Inglis, Edinburgh April 1826); "Queries"; and "Thoughts on Mission to India" [From the Friend of India]. 4to, 62pp. Paper toned, disbound, (front) half title page detached, edges slightly ruffled and chipped. A section of back page held in place with archival tape. OCLC: 507512817. Good overall. Item #19276

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