Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions

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Gerald H. Anderson
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1999 - Religion - 845 pages
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"This major reference work is the first to fully document the global history of Christian missions by means of biographical articles on the most outstanding missionaries from the past 2,000 years." "Written by 350 experts from 45 countries, the Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions contains more than 2,400 original, signed biographies portraying missionaries from the patristic age to the present, representing Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant, Pentecostal, independent, and indigenous churches. Arranged in a convenient A-Z format, the articles provide significant biographical information for all missionaries covered, including date and location of birth, places of service, and discussion of their writings, public achievements, and contributions to contemporary mission issues." "The book also features cross-references throughout, a bibliography accompanying each entry, an elaborate appendix listing biographies according to particular categories of interest, and a comprehensive index."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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About the author (1999)

Anderson is director of the Overseas Ministries Studies Center, New Haven, Connecticut.

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