Issue 36 William Carey and the Great Missions Century

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William Carey: Did You Know?

Little-known or remarkable facts about William Carey.

R.E. Hedland

From the Editor: Ten Years, Thanks to You

William Carey was an unlikely candidate for the title many now bestow on him: Father of Modern Missions.

Kevin A. Miller

The Man Who Wouldn’t Give Up

No matter how great the obstacles, William Carey expected great things and attempted great things.

Mark Galli

William Carey Converts

How a lukewarm Anglican became a fiery Baptist.

Mark Galli

The Rest of the Serampore Trio

Carey saw little success until he was joined by this team.

Vinita Hampton Wright

The Missions Manifesto

An excerpt from “the Magna Carta" of the Protestant mission movement.

William Carey

Why Did the 1800s Explode with Missions

What caused the surprising burst of Protestant world missions in the eighteenth-century?

Paul E. Pierson

William Carey: A Gallery of Missionary Pioneers

They boldly went where no Christian had gone before.

Elizabeth Cody Newenhuyse

Christian History Timeline: William Carey

Chronology of key events in William Carey's life and mission.

Mark Galli

William Carey’s India

Christianity in India before Carey.

the Editors

William Carey’s Less-than-Perfect Family Life

The model missionary did not have a model home.

Ruth A. Tucker

Dorothy’s Devastating Delusions

A psychologist examines the mental illness that afflicted William Carey’s first wife.

James R. Beck

William Carey: A Gallery of Carey’s Companions and Converts

Key people in Carey's life

Vinita Hampton Wright

The 11 Commandments of Missions

Carey and his team set forth principles that still guide us today

the Editors

Ministry in the Killing Fields

Infanticide, widow burning, assisted suicide—Carey and other missionaries battled these accepted religious practices

Evangeline Anderson-Rajkumar

Burning a Woman to Death

Hindus believed that when a man died, his widow should be burned with him.

William Carey

The Lasting Contributions of a Wretched Worm

Was Carey right when he said, “I have done little for God”?

Timothy George

William Carey & Modern Missions: Recommended Resources

Additional resources about William Carey, his life, and mission.

Brian Stanley

The History Behind Christian History

The experts said a church-history magazine would never work. On our 10th anniversary, we look back with founder Ken Curtis.

Kevin Miller and Mark Galli
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