Dawn in the Dark Continent: Or, Africa and Its Missions

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Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, 1903 - Missions - 400 pages
 

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Page 359 - The day will come, and perhaps is not far distant, when the European observer will look round to see the globe girdled with a continuous zone of the black and yellow races, no longer too weak for aggression or under tutelage, but independent, or practically so, in government, monopolising the trade of their own regions, and circumscribing the industry of the European...
Page 361 - Its foundation is laid in pure domestic life, in commercial integrity, in a high standard of moral worth and of public spirit, in simple habits, in courage, uprightness, and a certain soundness and moderation of judgment which springs quite as much from character as from intellect.
Page 360 - Neither in respect alone of colour, nor of descent, nor even of the possession of high intellectual capacity, can science give us any warrant for speaking of one race as superior to another. The evolution which man is undergoing is, over and above everything else, a social evolution. There is, therefore, but one absolute test of superiority. It is only the race possessing in the highest degree the qualities contributing to social efficiency that can be recognised as having any claim to superiority.
Page 350 - Men desire information on the prospects of the campaign as a whole and its probable success. Something of the same kind attaches to the great missionary undertaking of the Christian Church. The success of the individual missionary, or of denominational missions is gladly received, but wider and completer information is wanted on the situation as a whole. WHAT is NEEDED The model of what is needed can be readily found. There exists in the fortieth year of its publication, a volume known as The Statesman's...
Page 44 - Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. 5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
Page 26 - I know a few of the groups close on the line, and for at least nine years of my life I have lived with the savages of New Guinea ; but I have never yet met with a single man or woman, or with a single people, that your civilization .without Christianity has civilized.
Page 359 - ... manners which we have inherited from the best times of the past. We shall wake to find ourselves elbowed and hustled, and perhaps even thrust aside by peoples whom we looked down upon as servile, and thought of as bound always to minister to our needs. The solitary consolation will be, that the changes have been inevitable. It has been our work to organise and create, to carry peace and law and order over the world, that others may enter in and enjoy. Yet in some of us the feeling of caste is...
Page 203 - A good sound system of compulsory labour would do more to raise the nigger in five years than all the millions that have been sunk in missionary efforts for the last fifty...
Page 5 - An attempt has been made to give brief sketches of some of the chief Missionary Societies, of their methods, and of the work they have accomplished in the African continent.

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