History of the Missions of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to the Oriental

Rufus Anderson

History Of The Missions Of The American?by Rufus Anderson

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Title: History Of The Missions Of The American Board Of Commissioners For Foreign Missions To The Oriental Churches, Volume II.
Author: Rufus Anderson
Release Date: November 27, 2006 [EBook #19939]
Language: English
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HISTORY OF THE MISSIONS OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS TO THE ORIENTAL CHURCHES.
BY RUFUS ANDERSON, D.D., LL.D., LATE FOREIGN SECRETARY OF THE BOARD.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
VOL. II.
BOSTON: CONGREGATIONAL PUBLISHING SOCIETY. 1872.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, by THE AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE: STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY H. O. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.

CONTENTS.
CHAPTER XXIV.
THE ARMENIANS.--1846-1855.
Agency of Sir Stratford Canning.--Of Lord Cowley.--Lord Palmerston's Instructions.--Action of the Porte.--The Chevalier Bunsen.--A Vizerial Letter.--Further Concessions.--The Firman.--Good Counsel from Sir Stratford to the Protestants.--Dilatoriness of the Turkish Government.--Still another Concession by the Sultan.--Agency of the American Minister.--Greatness of the Changes.--The Divine Agency recognized.--The Danger.--Why Persecution was continued.--New Missionaries.--Pera again ravaged by Fire.--The Aintab Station.--Native Zeal for the Spread of the Gospel.--Activity of the Mission.--The Patriarch deposed.--Native Pastors.--Death of Mrs. Hamlin.--Death and Character of Dr. Azariah Smith.--Mr. Dunmore joins the Mission.--Removal into Old Constantinople.--The First Ecclesiastical Council.--The Gospel introduced into Marsovan.--Visited by Mr. E. E. Bliss.--A Persecution that was needed.--Unexpected Relief.--Changes in the Mission.--Missions by Native Pastors.--Death of Mrs. Everett.--Death of Mr. Benjamin.
CHAPTER XXV.
THE ARMENIANS.--1855-1860.
The Crimean War subservient to the Gospel.--Its Origin. --Providential Interposition.--Probable Consequences of Russian Success.--Effect of the Fall of Sebastopol.--The Mission in 1855.--Schools.--Church Organization.--Church Building.--The Printing.--Editions of the Scriptures.--The Book Depository.--Aid from Abroad.--Greek Students in Theology.--Licentiates.--Accession of Missionaries.--Death of Mr. Everett.--Miscellaneous Notices.--Renewed Agitation about the Death Penalty.--The Hatti Huma?oun.--How regarded by the English Ambassador.--Includes the Death Penalty.--Is recognized in the Treaty of Paris.--How estimated by the Missionaries.--Indications of Progress.--Aintab.--Death of Mrs. Schneider.--Girls' School at Constantinople.--Seminary at Bebek.--Division of the Mission.--Turkish Missions Aid Society.--Visit of Dr. Dwight to England.--A Remarkable Convert.--Death of the second Mrs. Hamlin.--Arabkir.--Sivas and Tocat.--Harpoot.--Geghi.--Revivals of Religion.--Girls' School at Nicomedia.--Fire at Tocat.--Mr. Dunmore's Explorations.--Church at Cesarea.--A former Persecutor made Catholicos.--Death of Mrs. Beebee.
CHAPTER XXVI.
THE ARMENIANS.--1860-1861.
A Result of the Crimean War.--Religious Opinion in Constantinople. --Change at Rodosto.--Outbreak at the Metropolis.--A Remarkable Native Helper.--Great Change in Marsovan.--Changes elsewhere. --Telegraphic Communication.--The Mission further divided.--First Native Pastor at Harpoot.--Rise of the Station.--Dr. Dwight's Second Tour in the East.--Changes since the First Tour.--Triumph of the Gospel at Marash.--Tribute to the Wives of Missionaries.--Change at Diarbekir.--Decline of Turkish Population.--Death and Character of Mr. Dunmore.--The Missionary Force.--Training School at Mardin.--Other Portions of the Field.--Scripture Translations. --Publications.
CHAPTER XXVII.
THE ASSYRIA MISSION.--1849-1860.
Origin of the Mission.--Mosul reoccupied.--Why it had been relinquished.--Proposed American Episcopal Mission.--The Mission of the Board reinforced.--Dr. Bacon's Experience in the Koordish Mountains.--Punishment of the Robbers.--How the Gospel came to Diarbekir.--Church organized.--Arrival of Mr. Dunmore.--Tomas. --Persecutions.--Mr. Marsh's Visit to Mardin.--Dr. Lobdell's Experience at Aintab and Oorfa.--Outrage at Diarbekir.--Descent of the Tigris.--Diarbekir a Year later.--Congregational Singing at Mosul.--Dr. Lobdell as a Medical Missionary.--The Yazidees.--Dr. Lobdell's Visit to Oroomiah.--His Views of the Ecclesiastical Policy of the Mission.--Return to Mosul.--The Church at Diarbekir reorganized.--Strength out of Weakness.--Native Preacher at Hain¨¨.--The Gospel at Cutterbul.--Relief at Mosul.--A Special Danger growing out of the Crimean War.--Excessive Heat.--Death of Mrs. Williams.--Dr. Lobdell visits Bagdad.--His Sickness, Death, and Character.--Religious Services at Diarbekir.--The Gospels in Koordish.--New Station at Mardin.--Remarkable Case of Conversion. --New Station at Bitlis.--Death of Mrs. Marsh.--Return of Mrs. Lobdell with Mr. Marsh.--Difficulties in the way of occupying Mosul.--Great Prosperity at Diarbekir.--Close of the Assyria Mission.
CHAPTER XXVIII.
THE NESTORIANS.--1851-1857.
Mr. Stoddard's Reception on his Return.--Death of Judith Perkins. --Progress in the Mountains.--Progress on the Plain.--The Seminaries.--A suggestive Case of Native Piety.--Scenes on a Tour.--Nazee, a Christian Girl, at her Mountain Home.--Elevations of Places.--A Russian Friend.--Mr. Stocking's Return Home.--A Robbery. --Another Revival.--Seminary Graduates.--Extraordinary Enthusiasm. --Books.--Death of Mr. Crane.--Audacity of Papal Missionaries. --English and Russian Protection.--Mr. Cochran at Kosrova.--Matter of Church Organization.--Death of Deacon Guwergis.--Hostility of the Persian Government.--A new Revival.--Gawar vacated for a time. --Discomfiture of the Enemy.--The Lord a Protector.--The Monthly Concert.--Mountain Tours.--Search for a Western Station.--An Interesting Event.--Violence of Government Agents.--How these Agents were removed out of the Way.
CHAPTER XXIX.
THE NESTORIANS.--1857-1863.
Death of Mr. Stoddard.--His Character.--Death of his Daughter. --Retrospective View.--Death of Mrs. Rhea.--Decisive Indication of Progress.--A Winter in Western Koordistan.--Mosul and its Vicinity. --The Mountain Field.--An Appeal.--Failing Health.--New Missionaries.--Death of Mr. Thompson.--Failure of the Plan for a Western Station.--Failure of Mr. Cobb's Health.--The Nestorian Helpers.--Tenth
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