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Conflict, Conquest, and ConversionTwo Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East$
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Reeva Spector Simon and Eleanor Tejirian

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231138659

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231138659.001.0001

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The Great Awakening of the Protestants and the Anglicans

The Great Awakening of the Protestants and the Anglicans

(p.69) Four The Great Awakening of the Protestants and the Anglicans
Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion

Eleanor H. Tejirian

Reeva Spector Simon

Columbia University Press

This chapter begins in the mid-eighteenth century, when imperialism grew and along with it the new ideas of the Enlightenment to inspire the Great Awakening. Beginning with the preaching and writing of Reverend Jonathan Edwards in New England, reform ideas spread to Britain, emphasizing the need to bring the whole world to Christianity. The Great Awakening inspired the foundation of a number of new Protestant missionary societies. These include the London Missionary Society (1795), the Scottish (Edinburgh) and Glasgow Missionary Society (1796), the Anglican Church Missionary Society (CMS, 1799), the British and Foreign Bible Society (1804), and the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society (1817–1818). In America, the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions was established in 1812. German Evangelicals and American Baptists (1814), Methodists, and Episcopalians (1821) also began to send missions abroad.

Keywords:   Britain, imperialism, Great Awakening, Christianity, America, colonies, Protestant missionary societies

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