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The Bible and Missions
By Helen Barrett Montgomery Introduction by Sharyn Dowd
Helen Barrett Montgomery was a prominent member of the women’s ecumenical movement of the early twentieth century. With a degree in classics from Wellesley College, Montgomery was a knowledgeable and compelling speaker, author, and teacher of Bible classes containing as many as 250 women.
The Bible and Missions is Montgomery’s second contribution to a series of instructional materials by women and for women. It presented her many years of thought on the significance of women and missions to Protestant culture. The useful new introduction locates Montgomery’s thought in historical context and makes clear what a force she was in her time.
I. THE MISSIONARY MESSAGE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
II. THE MISSIONARY MESSAGE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
III. EVERYONE IN THEIR OWN TONGUE
IV. THE TRAVELS OF THE BOOK
V. THE INFLUENCE OF THE BOOK ON THE NATIONS
VI. THE LEAVES OF THE TREE
A BRIEF READING LIST
A work of unquestionable importance to historians of the modern missionary movement.
—Benjamin L. Hartley, Assistant Professor of Christian Missions, Palmer Theological Seminary
Helen Barrett Montgomery's skill as an educator, scholar, missiologist and church leader is admirably revealed in this classic.
—Reid S. Trulson, Executive Director, American Baptist International Ministries
Helen Barrett Montgomery (1861-1934) was a social reformer, a Baptist leader, and a prominent intellectual of the American women’s ecumenical missionary movement. A graduate of Wellesley College, she gained distinction as the first woman ever elected to the school board in the city of Rochester, New York (1899), and the first woman ever elected to the presidency of the Northern Baptist Convention (1921). The Bible and Missions is one of six books she wrote for the Central Committee on the United States of Foreign Missions.
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