'Home Support for Overseas Missions in Early Victorian England c.1838-1873'

Scope and Content

Copy of a Cambridge University PhD thesis by Brian Stanley. The thesis looks broadly at the course of missionary enthusiasm and missionary society funding in England from 1838-1873 and then at: the response of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and the Church Missionary Society to 'an age of religious crisis'; England's mission according to contemporary evangelical thought; social and geographical trends in missionary support and the machinery of missionary support, including missionary sociey auxiliaries. Finally, it looks at the China Inland Mission (CIM) as an early example of the rejection of traditional patterns of missionary organisation in favour of 'faith' missions.

Administrative / Biographical History

Brian Stanley studied for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, in the late 1970s. He went on to become Professor of World Christianity and Director of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh.

His publications include: 'The World Missionary Conference: Edinburgh 1910' (Eerdmans, 2009); joint editor and contributor to, 'The Cambridge History of Christianity, World Christianities, c. 1815 - c. 1914', v.8 (CUP, 2006); editor of 'Missions, Nationalism, and the End of Empire' (Eerdmans, 2004); editor and contributor to 'Christian Missions and the Enlightenment' (Eerdmans and Curzon Press, 2001) and editor of the School of Divinity's academic journal, 'Studies in World Christianity' (Edinburgh University Press).

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Acquisition Information

Removed from main library collection during reorganisation of reading room in September 2011. Immediate source of acquisition unknown.