About the Author
Chris Chun is Associate Professor of Church History at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary near San Francisco, California. He is the author of The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards in the Theology of Andrew Fuller (2012).
Table of Contents
Foreword David Bebbington xiii
Introduction Allen Yeh Chris Chun xv
Part 1 William Carey (1761-1834)
1 Let It Go: Lessons from the Life of William Carey Timothy George 3
2 William Carey as a Missiologist: An Assessment Timothy C. Tennent 15
3 Shoemaker and Missionary, William Carey: A Dalit Christian Perspective Chakravarthy R. Zadda 27
4 Prophetic Precepts or Divine Preeminence? Rammohan Roy vs. Joshua Marshman on the Significance of Jesus Sean Doyle 42
Part 2 Adoniram Judson (1788-1850)
5 Adoniram Judson and Orlando Costas: American Baptist Missions over Two Centuries Allen Yeh 63
6 From the Judsons to Global Christianity, 1812-2012 Todd M. Johnson 74
7 The Open and Hidden Legacy of Adoniram and Ann Judson: A Burmese Christian Woman's Perspective May May Latt 84
8 George Liele: American Missions before Adoniram Judson Soong-Chan Rah 93
Part 3 Two Great Mission Pioneers
9 "We Are Confirmed Baptists": The Judsons and Their Meeting with the Serampore Trio Michael A. G. Haykin 103
10 Bloodlines and Bloodletting: Historic Themes in Baptist Missions Jeff Iorg 113
11 The Sacrifices of Dorothy Carey and Ann Judson: Two Sides of the Same Coin Chris Chun 125
What People are Saying About This
"The names William Carey and Adoniram Judson are easily recognized as the pioneers of Baptist missions. This volume helps us see them in a new lightas the forerunners of a multicultural world Christianity. This exciting volume brings fresh perspectives to the origins of modern missions. Yeh and Chun have done a fabulous job in assembling a range of authors who deepen our understanding of these legendary leaders."
Dana L. Robert, Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission, Boston University School of Theology
"This book is a thoughtful theological reflection on the life and work of two significant pioneer missionaries. I strongly commend this book not only to students but also to mission strategists, theologians, historians, and others interested in Christian missions."
Prosperly B. Lyngdoh, Associate Professor of Missions, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
"This book addresses neglected issues, fills important gaps, and affords widened perspectives in our understanding of Carey, Judson, and the early missions movement. Informative, encouraging, and inspiring, this is an important book."
Gregory A. Wills, Professor of Church History, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Perhaps what is most remarkable about these figures of two centuries ago is that they continue to instruct us on points of missions, theological currents, and intercultural interactions. Baptist scholarship is also enriched by the variety of Baptists worldwide who have lent their voices to this commemoration. It has plainly charted a new future."
William H. Brackney, Distinguished Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics, Acadia University
"For those who have wondered whether there was still a place for missions history in the emerging discipline of world Christianity, with its strong emphasis on the indigenous reception of the gospel over missionary transmission, Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things gives a strong affirmative answer."
Mark Shaw, director, Centre for World Christianity, Africa International University