The Problems of Success: A History of the Church Missionary Society 1910-1942 Volume 1 In Tropical Africa; The Middle East; At Home; - Gordon HewittS. C. M. Press, 1971, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short tears and heavy fading to the spine and a small cup mark to the upper panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “This is the first of two volumes planned to cover the history of the Society from 1910, the year of the great missionary conference at Edinburgh, to the middle of the second world war, before post-war planning had begun under a new leadership. It shows the Society at work in tropical Africa in a time of rapid development, when the churches it had formed in Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda and Nigeria were growing so fast that successful nurture of converts was hard to achieve; in the Middle East, where the tiny Anglican churches in Egypt, Northern Sudan, Palestine and Iran were scarcely growing at all, and where missionaries such as Temple Gairdner were seeking new ways of expressing the love of Christ in the heartlands of Islam; and in the Church of England itself, where the Society had painfully to face dissension about the nature of its evangelical heritage, and to discover a role within the ecumenical movement.
Size: 9¼" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: [XX] 506
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