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MISSIONARY CONFERENCE

NEW YORK, 1900

REPORT OF THE ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE ON
FOREIGN MISSIONS, HELD IN CARNEGIE

HALL AND NEIGHBORING
CHURCHES, APRIL 21

TO MAY 1

IN TWO VOLUMES

Vol. 1.

FIRST EDITION, TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND

NEW YORK
AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY

LONDON
RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY

Divinit, szkole

COPYRIGHT 1900
BY AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY

The

Winthrop

Press

Newbork

CONTENTS OF VOL. 1.

PAGE,

5

mining Aim-Source of Power-Obligation of this Generation.

V.-RESPONSIBILITIES OF TO-DAY.......

104

The Student Volunteer Movement Proclaims Responsibility-Wom-

an's Responsibility-Children and Missions-The Church and its Re-

sponsibility-Possible Power of the Pastor.

VI.-METHODS OF AWAKENING INTEREST.

131

Missionary Addresses-Public Meetings--Young People's Societies

-Systematic Study of Missions-Appeals for Conformity to Jesus

Christ.

VII.-LITERATURE OF MISSIONS..

153

Missionary Interest and Missionary Literature-Use of Public Li-

braries–Of the Secular Press-Co-operation in Publication of Books

on Missions-Missionary Periodicals—The Pastor and the Literature

of Missions.

VIII.-PRAYER AND BENEFICENCE.

175

More Abundant Giving--Consecrated Giving-Systematic Giving-

Efficient Methods of Calling out Gifts-Reflex Influence of the Sup-

port of Missions.

IX.-THE MISSIONARY Society.....

209

Its Need and Value-Women's Organization-Relation of Mission-

ary Societies to the Denomination—To the Missionary.

X.-COMITY AND CO-OPERATION.

233

Spirit and Limitations of Missionary Comity-Co-operation in Spe-

cial Departments of Work-Division of Fields-Comity in Practice-

Federation-General Summary.

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434

458

476

PREFACE

The form in which the Report of the Ecumenical Conference on Foreign Missions is presented requires a few words of explanation.

The body of the report is made up from papers and addresses presented at more than seventy sessions of the Conference. Frequently these addresses were made upon the same topic in different places. To publish the formal record of each meeting within the limits of a salable book was manifestly impossible, so a topical arrangement of the material was decided upon. This arrangement, too, gives a better correlation of the utterances of the Conference on each general question discussed.

The controlling thought in the selection and arrangement of the material was, to give a true conception of the Conference, to increase the motive power of the Church, to enlarge its vision of the great world field, and to promote the development of a science of missions.

A brief history of the Conference has been prefixed as a record of its organization and characteristics and the subject matter of the book has been divided as follows: (1) The story of the Conference. (2) The missionary idea. (3) The survey of the field. (4) Missionary work, and (5) Appendix, containing the detailed Programme and Organization of the Conference, Statistics, Bibliography, and Index.

It would be impossible to give the names of all those to whom the Committee is under obligations for assistance rendered. But the Committee would do itself injustice if it did not acknowledge the invaluable aid rendered it by the Rev. Henry O. Dwight, LL. D. Particular mention should also be made of the work done by Miss E. Theodora Crosby and the Rev. Paul Martin.

EDWIN M. Bliss, Chairman.
J. T. GRACEY,
W. HENRY GRANT,
SAMUEL MACAULEY JACKSON,
Silas McBEE

Editorial Committee,

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