The History of the London Missionary Society, 1795-1895, Volume 1

H. Frowde, 1899 - 778 pages
Excerpt from The History of the London Missionary Society, 1795-1895, Vol. 2 of 2

IN the last decade of the eighteenth century the vast majority. Of-the inhabitants of Great Britain knew less about India than those of to-day know about Patagonia, and their interest in the welfare of its myriad peoples was Slighter far than their knowledge of the country. The shareholders in the East India Company, and that limited section of the mercantile community which was awakening to the importance of India as a field for commercial and military enterprise, valued it as a means of rapid fortune making. The only people who were beginning to devote serious and earnest attention to the nation's responsibilities in India were the despised evangelical sectionl - voices crying in the wilderness - represented by such men as Carey and Rogue among the Nonconformists of England, and by men like Charles Grant of the East India Company. India then was more remote from: the currents of common life and thought than Thibet is to-day. The fire of love to Christ, of faith in God, of quenchless desire to heal the sorrows of men, burning in humble yet consecrated hearts, supplied the motive power which has brought about the wonderful progress in India during the last century.

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