Christianity In The 17th Century

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nations, the Dutch, the Danes, and the English succeeded in colonial expansion. Andrea Strubind in a staff research paper on “Reformation Identities” rightly said that
The discovery and conquest of the new worlds did not remain unknown to Luther, but they did not provoke him to any theological response. Not only Lutheranism, but all of Protestantism, remained aloof from the world missionary zealotry throughout the 16th century. Within Lutheranism, the rejection of the targeted missions until well into the 17th century was theologically justified on the ground that the Great Commission (Mat. 28:19) only applied to the Apostles.

Leslie Duntson says that the true spirit of Christian mission was born out of the revival of religion which toward
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The important forces that motivated for missionary movement were: first, Captain Cook’s Voyages that appeared in 1770s gave a picture of sea route map of the world; and second, William Carey’s An Inquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens, published in 1792. As a result, in 1792, ‘Particular Baptist Society for the Propagation of the Gospel amongst the Heathen” was founded and in 1793 William Carey and John Thomas sailed to India. Following Carey’s model of missionary society a number of missionary societies emerged in England, Europe and America that sent their missionaries to Asia, Africa and to different places. In England the London Missionary Society (LMS) (1795), Netherland’s Missionary Society (NMS) (1798), Church Missionary Society (CMS) (1799), Religious Tract Society (RTS) (1799), British and Foreign Bible Society (BFBS) (1804), and Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society (WMMS) (1817-18) were founded and from the beginning these societies worked in co-operative endeavor and hoped for unity in mission …show more content…
During the Second Great Awakenings in New England colonies a profusion of missionary and philanthropic societies emerged on an interdenominational as well as denominational basis such as the American Education Society (1815), the American Bible Society (1816), and the American Sunday School Union (1824). Further the crusading spirit in foreign lands and the mood of apocalyptic expectation also resulted in founding of interdenominational and denominational missionary societies. In 1812 Samuel J. Mills and Adoniram Judson founded the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mission (ABCFM) that sent missionaries to India and Burma. ABCFM followed inclusiveness in its policies and was interdenominational in nature. In 1814 the American Baptist Missionary Society, in 1817 the United Foreign Missionary Society, in 1819 the Methodist Mission and Bible Society, in 1825 the American Tract Society, and in 1832 the American Home Missionary Society were founded that sent missionaries to different parts of the world. Though in 1817 the General Assembly of Presbyterian Church joined the American Board to eventually become the Reformed Church in America also Associated with Reformed Church to form the United Foreign Missionary Society, but in 1837 the General Assembly of Presbyterians created their

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