William Carey and the Missionary Vision
Tells the heroic story of William Carey’s passionate advocacy of world mission. While the details of his missionary work in India are familiar, what is not quite so well-known is, the earlier story of how Carey, almost single-handedly, put world mission at the heart of the church’s concern for a fallen world. It is for this that he is often referred to as “the father of modern missions.”
The single most urgent need of our world is to hear the gospel of the grace of God in Jesus Christ. Daniel Webber, Director of European Missionary Fellowship, is concerned that the church is in danger of losing sight of the primacy of this particular responsibility. In an age in which media and celebrity attention counts for so much, too often the church seems mesmerized by the world’s agenda. The example of Carey, who was far from being unconcerned about the world’s general plight, may yet have the power both to clarify our vision and arouse our compassion in favor of the ultimate needs of mankind.
About the Author
Rev. Daniel James David Webber retired from his role as Mission Director of the European Missionary Fellowship (EMF) at the end of July 2011. He had been with EMF since 1990 and, in addition to leading the work of the mission, was Principal of its School of Biblical Studies. His teaching responsibilities included Apologetics, Modern Church History and Pastoral Theology. Prior to joining EMF, he was pastor of an independent evangelical church in Kent for nearly eighteen years.
Rev. Webber has also written a commentary on Zephaniah, The Coming of the Warrior King.
Table of Contents
- Preparation of the Man
- The Missionary Vision
- Vision in Practice
- The Challenge of Carey’s Inquiry
- An Enquiry Into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens
- William Carey, 1792
- On Delays in Religious Concerns
- Andrew Fuller, 1791