The Moravian Church and the Missionary Awakening in England, 1760-1800

The Moravian Church and the Missionary Awakening in England, 1760-1800

by J.C.S. Mason
     
 

ISBN-10: 086193251X

ISBN-13: 9780861932511

Pub. Date: 11/18/2002

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited

The Moravian Church became widely known and respected for its 'missions to the heathen', achieving a high reputation among the pious and with government. This study looks at its connections with evangelical networks, and its indirect role in the great debate on the slave trade, as well as the operations of Moravian missionaries in the field. The Moravians' decision,…  See more details below

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The Moravian Church became widely known and respected for its 'missions to the heathen', achieving a high reputation among the pious and with government. This study looks at its connections with evangelical networks, and its indirect role in the great debate on the slave trade, as well as the operations of Moravian missionaries in the field. The Moravians' decision, in 1764, to expand and publicise their foreign missions (largely to the British colonies) coincided with the development of relations between their British leaders and evangelicals from various denominations, among whom were those who went on to found, in the last decade of the century, the major societies which were the cornerstone of the modern missionary movement. These men were profoundly influenced by the Moravian Church's apparent progress, unique among Protestants, in making 'real' Christians among the heathen overseas, and this led to the adoption of Moravian missionary methods by the new societies. Dr Mason draws on a wide range of primary documents to demonstrate the influences of the Moravian Church on the missionary awakening in England and its contribution to the movement.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861932511
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
11/18/2002
Series:
Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series, #21
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Note on terms
Introduction1
1The Moravian Church and its missions: Zinzendorf to Spangenberg5
2Moravians in England: the Labrador affair, 1764-178428
3Moravians and evangelical Calvinists, 1770-179059
4Bishops in England and Moravians in the West Indies90
5The 1788 enquiry into the slave trade114
6Moravian missionary teaching and its influence, 1792-1800143
7The beginning of the modern missionary movement, 1800176
Conclusion193
App. 1The numerical strength of the Moravian Church, 1822199
App. 2: A comparison of texts200
App. 3Distribution of the Moravian Periodical Accounts, Feb. 1797-Mar. 1801202
Bibliography205
Index223

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