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OUR MISSIONS:

BEING A

HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL MISSIONARY

TRANSACTIONS

OF THE

London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews,

FROM ITS FOUNDATION IN 1809, TO THE PRESENT YEAR.

BY THE

REV. THOMAS D. HALSTED, M.A.,

INCUMBENT OF ST. PAUL'S, GREENWICH;

AND FORMERLY ASSOCIATION SECRETARY OF THE SOCIETY.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE REV. C. J. GOODHART, M.A.,

MINISTER OF PARK CHAPEL, CHELSEA ; AND CLERICAL SECRETARY OF THE SOCIETY,

LONDON:

WILLIAM MACINTOSH,

24, PATERNOSTER Row;
LONDON SOCIETY'S HOUSE, 16, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS.

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PRE FACE.

The following pages appeared in the first instance, from time to time, in the “ Jewish Intelligence," and therefore labour under the defects incidental to all kinds of periodical literature. They might perhaps be not inappropriately styledthe Spirit of the Reports.

One purpose, the author trusts, has been consistently kept in view from first to last, viz., to indicate whatever has been striking, interesting, or characteristic, in each individual Mission; and viewing all the Missions as a whole, to elicit and illustrate the great principles which have appeared to be involved in the enterprise. Such for instance as the effect of the “foolishness of preaching,” the influence of Christian example, the power of the written Word of God. These, with kindred subjects, have from time to time been noted and commented upon; and we trust that the effect will be, that the reader will come to the conclusion at which the author has long ago arrived, viz., that giving the fullest weight to every objection that may be brought forward on the score of failures or imperfect success, and notwithstanding them all, “Our labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

St. Paul's, GREENWICH,

January, 1866.

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CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTORY.

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