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Eddy, G[eorge] Sherwood (1871-1963)

American Student Missionary Leader and Evangelist Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, Eddy was educated at Yale, Union Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Inspired by Dwight L. Moody’s appeal to a Northfield (Massachusetts) student conference and by the Student Volunteer Movement (SVM) watchword “the evangelization of the world in this generation,” he promoted the student missionary […]

Eddy, George Sherwood (1871-1963)

American student missionary leader and evangelist Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, Eddy was educated at Yale, Union Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Inspired by Dwight L. Moody’s appeal to a Northfield (Massachusetts) student conference and by the Student Volunteer Movement (SVM) watchword “the evangelization of the world in this generation,” he promoted the student missionary […]

Wu, Y.T. [Wu Yao-tsung] (1895-1979)

Chinese Christian reformer and founder of the Protestant Three-Self Movement Born into a non-Christian family, Y.T. Wu made first contact with Christianity in a YMCA camp in 1911. He later attended evangelistic services led by Sherwood Eddy and Frank Buchman and in 1918 joined the Congregational Church in Beijing. The turning point of his life […]

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E Eastman, Elaine [Goodale] (1863-1953) Eddy, G[eorge] Sherwood (1871-1963) Eddy, Mary Pierson (1864-1923) Edmiston, Althea [Brown], (1874-1937) Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758) Edwards, Mary [Kelley], (1829-1927) Eliot, John (1604-1690) Ellinwood, Frank Field (1826-1908) Ellis, William (1794-1872) and Mary Mercy [Moor] (1793-1835) Elmslie, William J. (1832-1872) and Margaret [Duncan] (1852-1882) Evarts, Jeremiah (1781-1831) F Fairbank, Samuel Bacon (1846-1898) […]

Zwemer, Samuel Marinus (1867-1952)

Apostle to Islam One of the most celebrated Protestant missionaries of the twentieth century, Zwemer made his home in Arabia and Egypt for most of 38 years (1890-1929). Initially an evangelist, he became a writer, publisher, and peripatetic conference speaker who, as much as anyone, introduced twentieth-century Christians to Islam. The son of Dutch immigrant […]

Oldham, Joseph Houldsworth (1874-1969)

English pioneer of ecumenical mission and social concern Born of Scottish parents in India, Oldham graduated from Oxford in 1894, then served with the Young Men’s Christian Association in India for three years before embarking on theological study in Edinburgh and Germany. In 1908 he was appointed organizing secretary for the epoch-making 1910 Edinburgh World […]

Mills, Samuel John, Jr. (1783-1818)

Prime mover in the founding of the first foreign mission societies in North America Mills led in the formation of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM), the American Bible Society, the United Foreign Missionary Society, and a number of other missionary and benevolent organizations. Son of a Congregational pastor in Connecticut, he […]

Goforth, Jonathan (1859-1936) and Rosalind [Bell-Smith] (1864-1942)

First Canadian Presbyterian missionaries to mainland China Jonathan Goforth became the foremost missionary revivalist in early twentieth-century China and helped to establish revivalism as a major element in Protestant China missions. He grew up on an Ontario farm, the seventh of eleven children. Hearing G. L. Mackay, Presbyterian missionary to Formosa (Taiwan), speak, he sensed […]

Azariah, Vedanayagam Samuel (1874-1945)

First Indian bishop of the Anglican Church Born in the village of Vellalanvilai in the southernmost Indian district of Tirunelveli, Azariah was educated in Anglican missionary schools and at Madras Christian College. As a YMCA secretary from 1885-1909, he became a leader of the emerging pan-Asian student missionary movement by establishing the Indian Missionary Society […]

Burton, Margaret Ernestine (1885-1969)

Proponent of women’s education Burton was born into a mission-minded, Baptist family. Her father, Ernest D. Burton, had considered being a missionary but due to bad health had become a pastor and professor instead. After growing up in Newton, Massachusetts, where her father taught Greek at Newton Theological Institution, Burton moved to Chicago in 1892 […]