Seamen's Missions: Their Origin and Early Growth

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William Carey Library, 1986 - History - 903 pages
This book will long stand as the foundational study of church missions and ministry to men and women of the sea. International in scope, it covers in detail the efforts, particularly during the past two centuries, to serve the spiritual and moral needs of seafarers. The author, himself a former seafarer and seafarers' chaplain, spent more than fifteen years of painstaking research to compile this fascinating and authoritative book.
 

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Contents

THE SET TIME TO FAVOUR SAILORS
1
Factors Heralding a New Enterprise
23
FLOATING HELLS AND FIGHTING METHODISTS
69
Spiritual Stirrings in the Navy
91
George Charles Smith
113
BIRTH OF THE BETHEL MOVEMENT
133
The Thames Revival
151
The Floating Chapel
175
Sailors Homes
327
FINAL FORMATIVE YEARS
351
New Denominational Organizations
381
A SORT OF SIMULTANEOUS MOVEMENT
405
Toward an American National Society 181828
425
MARITIME MISSIOLOGY
537
Objectives of Maritime Mission
555
Impediments to Maritime Mission
563

PEACE AND
195
Provincial Beginnings
221
Four Major Naval Bases
231
Early Foreign Outreach
239
Conflict in the Metropolis
265
CRIMPS AND CRUSADERS
281
New Coadjutors and a Wider Field of Mission
295
Expanding Literary Media Distribution
305
An Emerging Maritime Diaconate
315
Methodology of Maritime Mission
573
Addendum
591
Appendices
611
Notes
643
Bibliography
803
Index
871
Epilogue
903
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