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The Call of the World OR , EVERY MAN'S SUPREME OPPORTUNITY

BY W. E. DOUGHTY EDUCATIONAL SECRETARY, LAYMEN'S MISSIONARY MOVEMENT

REVISED EDITION

NEW YORK Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada 1913

PUBLISHED JOINTLY BY

MISSIONARY EDUCATION MOVEMENT AND LAYMEN'S MISSIONARY MOVEMENT

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

CHAPTER I THE WIDENING SOVEREIGNTY OF CHRIST

WORLD CONDITIONS FAVORABLE TO THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY

An accessible world, 2 A plastic world, 4 A changing world, 4 Increase in Christian populations, 9 Spread of English language, 9 Geographical control of the world, 11.

THE MULTIPLYING AGENCIES OF THE KINGDOM

The number and growing efficiency of missionary societies, 13 Resulting in unity and coöperation, 14 A science of missions, 14 The application of the principles of strategy, 15 The number of missionaries, 17 Money, 18 Translation of Scriptures, 19.

SIGNS OF WORLD WIDE VICTORY

Progress by centuries, 20 Recent victories, 21 The native Church, 25 Humanitarian institutions, 27 Social reconstruction, 27 Conclusion, 29.

CHAPTER II THE CHALLENGE OF A GREAT TASK

Unity of the race, 34 Explanation of terms, 34 America's home problem, 37 Mexico, 43 South America, 44 Africa, 47 Asia, 50 Near East, 50 Central Asia, 52 India, 53 Bhutan and Nepal, 55 Indo China, 55 Japan, 55 Korea, 56 China, 56 Summary, 59.

CHAPTER III AMERICA'S POSITION IN THE WORLD BATTLE

The United States and Canada, a Common World Task, 66.

AMERICA'S POSITION OF LEADERSHIP SHOWN BY STRATEGIC LOCATION AND OTHER GEOGRAPHICAL CONDITIONS

America faces the two great oceans, 67 Is near to undeveloped parts of the world, 68 Has many world harbors, 68 Navigable rivers, 69 Is isolated from other commanding powers, 69.

AMERICA HAS QUALITIES OF CHARACTER NEEDED FOR A WORLD TASK

The pioneers, 70 Mechanical genius, 71 Public school, 72 The home missionary, 72 Home of world movements, 73.

AMERICA HAS RESOURCES FOR A WORLD TASK

Size, 75 Mineral resources, 77 Railroads, 77 Wealth, 78 Agricultural products, 79.

AMERICA MUST HAVE VISION AND CONSECRATION ADEQUATE TO HER TASK

A spiritual enterprise, 82 America's share of the world task, 83 Men and money needed, 84.

CHAPTER IV A MAN'S RESPONSE TO THE WORLD APPEAL

Efficiency experts, 87 A fourfold program, 89 WIDENING HORIZON, 90 Studying the Church, 92 The missionary committee, 93 UNWITHHOLDING CONSECRATION, 95 Principles of stewardship, 98 Methods, 101 UNENDING PRAYER, 103 Calls forth and energizes movements, 106 Finds a way out in hours of crisis, 107 Fills gaps in thin line of battle, 107 Togo's telegram, 109.

FOREWORD

The four questions which the author has most frequently heard in discussing world problems with men are the following:

What progress is the missionary enterprise making?

How much remains to be done?

What is America's share of world responsibility?

How can men relate themselves in a practical way to the spread of Christianity throughout the world?

It is to give a brief answer to these four fundamental questions that the following pages have been prepared for use in Missionary Discussion Groups, Men's Bible Classes, Brotherhoods, Missionary Committees, and groups of Sunday School Officers and Teachers. It is also confidently expected that many men who cannot meet to discuss these problems in any of the groups mentioned will read and study the book in private. In preparing the manuscript the author has had in mind a large number of men who are now or should become public advocates of missions... Continue reading book >>




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