Occupy Until I Come: A. T. Pierson and the Evangelization of the World

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 322 pages
Arthur Tappan Pierson (1837 1911) was the elder statesman of the student missionary movement and the leading evangelical advocate of foreign missions in the late 1800s. Occupy until I Come, the first biography of Pierson in more than a century, explores the life, thought, and legacy of this major figure in American religious history.

Working from the best available sources, Dana Robert illumines the relationship between A. T. Pierson's role in the surging foreign missions movement and the development of nineteenth-century evangelicalism. Pierson was famous in his day as a Bible teacher, a leader in Keswick holiness piety, and an urban pastor who cared passionately for the poor. An original editor of the Scofield Reference Bible, Pierson also carried on a transatlantic preaching ministry that made him famous in Scotland and England.

In covering both Pierson's career and his context, this book is not only the finest available biography of A. T. Pierson but also a valuable portrait of America's religious landscape at a key point in history.

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Intellectually Challenging; Spiritually Refreshing

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In this well written and engaging biography Dr. Dana L. Robert masterfully depicts the life of a key figure in both 19th Century American Christianity and in the movement of mission mobilization that ... Read full review

Occupy until I come: A. T. Pierson and the evangelization of the world

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In this well-written biography, Robert (Boston Univ. Sch. of Theology) portrays the huge impact of A.T. Pierson (1837- 1911) on his own Presbyterian Church and beyond. As Robert shows, Pierson was a ... Read full review


Yankee Protestant Beginnings
Early Ministry From Authoritarianism to Activism
Evangelical Identity in Postwar America
Saving Souls in the City
From Ministry to Missions
The Evangelization of the World in This Generation
Living by Faith
The Parting of the Ways
The Spirit and the Word
Occupy Until I Come
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