The Life of Alexander Duff, D.D., LL.D (2 Volume Set): In Two Volumes, with Portraits by Jeens

The Life of Alexander Duff, D.D., LL.D (2 Volume Set): In Two Volumes, with Portraits by Jeens

by George Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1108008313

ISBN-13: 9781108008310

Pub. Date: 03/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

George Smith (1833-1919) spent many years in India as an educator and editor of the Calcutta Review. He was a great supporter of missionary work and became secretary of the foreign mission committee of the Free Church of Scotland in 1870. He also wrote popular books of missionary biography including this two-volume Life of Alexander Duff (1879). Duff (1806-1878)

Overview

George Smith (1833-1919) spent many years in India as an educator and editor of the Calcutta Review. He was a great supporter of missionary work and became secretary of the foreign mission committee of the Free Church of Scotland in 1870. He also wrote popular books of missionary biography including this two-volume Life of Alexander Duff (1879). Duff (1806-1878) was the first foreign missionary of the Church of Scotland and a leading figure in promoting Christian education in India. Duff pioneered what he called 'downward filter theory' which centred on educating India's upper caste through English in the hope that this elite group would then take responsibility for the evangelisation and modernisation of South Asia. This strategy did not produce many converts but Duff remained a well-regarded missionary and educationalist and was influential in the 1833 and 1854 educational reforms implemented by the British colonial government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108008310
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Religion Series
Pages:
1064
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.76(d)

Table of Contents

Volume I: 1. The boy and the student; 2. The first missionary of the Church of Scotland; 3. The two shipwrecks; 4. Calcutta as it was; 5. The mine prepared; 6. The first explosion and the four converts; 7. The renaissance in India - the English language and the church; 8. The renaissance in India - science and letters; 9. Work for Europeans, Eurasians and native Christians; 10. The invalid and the orator; 11. Dr Duff organising; 12. Fishers of men; 13. Egypt-Sinai-Bombay-Madras; 14. Fighting the Governor-General; 15. The college and its spiritual fruit; Volume II: 16. Missionary of the Free Church of Scotland; 17. Continuity of the work; 18. Lord Hardinge's administration; 19. Death of Dr Chalmers; 20. Dr Duff organising again; 21. Moderator of the General Assembly; 22. In America and Canada; 23. The mutiny and the native church of India; 24. Last years in India; 25. In south-east Africa; 26. New missions and the result of half a century's work; 27. Dr Duff at home; 28. Peacemaking; 29. Dying; Index.

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