New PDF release: A New Vision for Missions: William Cameron Townsend, The
By Professor William Lawrence Svelmoe
“Cam” Townsend is rightly referred to as the visionary founding father of the summer time Institute of Linguistics (SIL) and the Wycliffe Bible Translators. This joint attempt is now the biggest Protestant project association on the planet, a project which has dramatically replaced the tradition of what was often called religion missions. Townsend revolutionized Protestant missions by way of emphasizing that missionaries had to research the language of the folks to whom they have been despatched and to reside between them so one can comprehend their groups. His process under pressure education the missionaries in public wellbeing and fitness, easy schooling, and agricultural talents. The verified luck of missionaries who Townsend’s plan ended in SIL/WBT impact within the better societies within which the association was once current. Townsend was once non-dogmatic in looking allies to pursue his goals, together with neighborhood political hobbies and tool constructions, teachers, and different spiritual faiths, expanding the impact of his crew to the purpose that SIL/WBT turned a significant factor within the nationwide affairs of the nations during which they have been lively, rather in Latin America. The very good fortune of Townsend’s tools resulted in difficulty along with his base within the usa. As conservative and evangelical monetary backers and potential missionaries observed the association and Townsend operating amicably with Roman Catholics, leftist political teams, and atheist and agnostic teachers, the SIL/WBT bumped into hassle at domestic.
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A New Vision for Missions: William Cameron Townsend, The Wycliffe Bible Translators, and the Culture of Early Evangelical Faith Missions, 1917-1945 (Religion and American Culture) by Professor William Lawrence Svelmoe