History of


Christian History in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Ralph Winter)


Conversion of the Barbarians, 400-800 A.D.
Conversion of the Vikings, 800-1200 A.D.
Crossword puzzle: Missions history
Early Roman Catholic missions to the nations, 1200-1600 A.D.
On this day in history . . .(what happened in missions?)
Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant missions, 1600 to the present
Timeline of missions expansion



Edinburgh 1910 complete 9 volumes (full text free download)


Anderson, Gerald H. ed Mission Legacies: Biograpical Studies of the Modern Missionary Movement. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.1994
Beaver, R. Pierce, ed. American Missions in Bicentennial Perspective. South Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library. 1976.
Beaver, R. Pierce. American Protestant Women in World Missions. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980.
Bliss, Edwin Munsell The Encyclopaedia of Missions: Descriptive, Historical, Biographical 2003- 1356 pages … reprint the original 1891 edition of the foremost nineteenth-century English-language reference work on Christian missions throughout the world.
Bosch, David Jacobus Believing in the future : toward a missiology of Western cul…
Carpenter, Joel A. Earthen Vessels: American Evangelicals and Foreign Missions, 1880-1980
Carpenter, Joel A.& Shenk, Wilbert R., Earthen Vessels: American Evangelicals and Foreign Missions, 1880-1980 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 1990).
Chaney, Charles L. The Birth of Missions in America. South Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library. 1976.
Chazan, Robert Daggers of faith : thirteenth-century Christian missionizing
Cho, David J. New Forces in Missions. Seoul: East-West Center for Mission Research and Development. 1976.
Cook, Harold R. Highlights of Christian missions a history and survey. Chicago: Moody Press, 1967.
Creighton, Louise Missions – Their Rise and Development 2007 – 256 pages
Cummins, J. S. Christianity and Missions, 1450-1800 1997 – 381
Dayton, Edward R., ed. Mission Handbook.Monrovia: Missions Advanced Research and Communication Center. 1976.
De Jong, James A., As The Waters Cover the Sea: Millennial Expectations in the Rise of Anglo-American Missions, 1640-1810(Kampen: J.H.Kok, 1970).
Dennis, James S. Foreign Missions After a Century 2007 – 372 pages
DuBose, F. Classics of Christian Missions. Nashville: Broadman, 1979.
Engel, J.F. and Dyrness, W.A., 2000, Changing the Mind of Missions, Downers Grove: IVP
Engstrom, Ted W. What in the World is God Doing: The New Face of Missions. Waco: Word Books. 1978.
Fiedler, Klaus The Story of Faith Missions (Oxford: Regnum, 1996).
Foster, J., 1965, They Converted our Ancestors, London: SPCK
Foster, J., 1972, The First Advance, London: SPCK
Foster, J., 1974, Setback and Recovery, London: SPCK
Glover, Robert H. and J. Herbert Kane. The progress of world-wide missions . New York: Harper and Brother. 1960.
Goodsell, Fred Field. They Lived Their Faith. Boston: American Board of Commissioners or Foreign Mission. 1961.
Green, Michael. Evangelism in the Early Church. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1970.
Hedlund, Roger Roots of the Great Debate in Mission: Mission in Historical and Theological Perspective. Bangalore, India: Theological Book Trust. 1993
Holtrop, P. N. and Hugh McLeod Missions and Missionaries 2000 – 240
Irvin, D. & S. Sunquist. History of the World Christian Movement. Vol. I: Earliest Christianity to 1453. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2001.
Jongeneel, Jan A.B., Philosophy, Science and Theology of Mission in the 19th and 20th CenturiesFrankfurt: Peter Lang, Revised Edition 2002.
Kane, J. Herbert. A Concise History of the Christian World Mission: A Panoramic View of Missions from Pentecost to the Present. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1978.
Kane, J. Herbert. A global view of Christian missions from Pentecost to the Present Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1975.
Kent, Mark Leo The glory of Christ; a pageant of two hundred missionary liv…
Keyes, Frances Parkinson Tongues of fire
Kraus, C. Norman An Intrusive Gospel? : Christian Mission In The Postmodern W…
Latourette, K.S., 1975, A History of Christianity(rev. ed., 2 vols.) New York: Harper & Row
Latourette, Kenneth Scott. A History of the Expansion of Christianity. New York: Harper, 1937-1945.
Lewis, Donald M. Christianity Reborn: the Global Expansion of Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.
Lewis, Donald M., ed. Christianity Reborn: The Global Expansion of Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004.
Lewis, J. (ed.), 1994, World Mission: An Analysis of the World Christian Movement, Pasadena: William Carey Library
Mason, Alfred DeWitt Outlines Of Missionary History
Mathews, Basil Joseph Forward Through The Ages
McGee, Gary B. This Gospel Shall be Preached. Two Volumes. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House. 1986, 1989.
Meyer, Ben F. The Early Christians: Their World Mission and Self-discovery. Wilmington, Del: M. Glazier, 1986.
Moore, Hyatt, ed. Pass the Word: 50 Years of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Huntington Beach, CA: Wycliffe Bible Translators. 1984.
Moreau, A Scott, ed Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. Grand Rapids: Baker Books.2000
Moreau, A. Scott, Gary Corwin, Gary B. McGee Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey – 2004 – 352 pages …
Neill, S.,1970, Colonialism and Christian Missions, London: Lutterworth
Neill, Stephen, Gerald H Anderson and John Goodwin (eds) Concise Dictionary of the Christian World Mission. Nashville and New York: Abingdon Press 1971
Neill, Stephen. A History Of Christian Missions. Rev. & 2nd ed. New York: Penguin Books, 1990.
Robert, Dana L. ed. Gospel Bearers, Gender Barriers: Missionary Women in the Twentieth Century. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2002.
Robert, Dana L., American Women in Missions: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice(Georgia: Mercer University Press, 1996).
Robinson, Charles Henry History of Christian Missions 2007 – 556 pages
Ronk, Albert T. History of Brethren Missionary Movements. Ashland: Brethren Publishing Co., 1971.
Sanneh, Lamin Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture (A…
Schnabel, Eckhard J. The Early Christian Mission Set – Religion – 2004 – 1928
Stanley, Brian, Christian Missions & the Enlightenment(Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001).
Stanley, Brian, The Bible and the Flag: Protestant Missions and British Imperialism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries(Leicester: Apollos, IVP, 1990).
Stanley, Brian, The History of the Baptist Missionary Society 1792-1992(Edinburgh: T & T Clark,1992).
Stock, Eugene, The History of the Church Missionary Society Volumes 1 – 3, (London: CMS, 1899).
Stott, John (ed) Making Christ Known: Historic Mission Documents from the Lausanne Movement. Grand Rapids, Mich./Carlisle, UK: Eerdmans/Paternoster.1997
Taylor, John W. The Coming Of The Saints Imaginations And Studies In Early C…
Thiessen, John C. A Survey of World Mission. Chicago: Moody Press. 1961.
Thomas, Norman E. (ed) Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity.Edited, with Introductions. American Society of Missionlogy Series, No. 20. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books.1995
Tucker, Ruth A. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1983.
Van den Berg, Johannes A., Constrained by Jesus Love: An enquiry into the motives of the Missionary Awakening in Great Britain, 1698-1815(Kampen: J.H. Kok, 1956).
Wagner, C. Peter. Look Out! The Pentecostals are Coming. Carol Stream, IL: Creation House. 1973.
Walls, A.F., 1996, Missionary Movement in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission Of faith, Maryknoll: Orbis
Walls, Andrew F.The Cross-Cultural Process in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission – 2002 – 284 pages …
Warneck, Gustav Outline of a History of Protestant Missions from the Reformation to the London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1901/ 2006
Warren, A., 1970, The Missionary Movement from Britain in Modern History, London: SCM
Watkins, Morris G. Literacy, Bible Reading, And Church Growth Through The Ages
Wilson, Everett A. Strategy Of The Spirit : J. Philip Hogan And The Growth Of T…
Winter, Ralph D. and Steven C. Hawthorne, eds. Perspective on the World Christian Movement. South Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library. 1981.
Winter, Ralph D. The Twenty-Five Unbelievable Years, 1945-1969. South Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library. 1981.

Missionary Biographies/Autobiographies

Anderson, Gerald H. ed. Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1998.
Anderson, Gerald, ed. Mission Legacies: Biographical Studies of Leaders of the Modern Missionary Movement. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1994.
Bailey, Faith Coxe. Adoniram Judson. Chicago: Moody Press, 1955.
Bergman, Susan. Martyrs: Contemporary Writers on Modern Lives of Faith. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1996.
Brewster, Dan. Only Paralyzed from the Neck Down. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1997.
Chawla, Navin. Mother Teresa: The Authorized Biography. Rockport: Element Books, 1996, 1992.
Dann, Robert B., Father of Faith Missions: The Life and Times of Anthony Norris Groves (1795-1853) (Milton Keynes: Authentic Media, 2004).
Dick, Lois Hoadley. Isobel Kuhn. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Dick, Lois Hoadley. Amy Carmichael: Let the Little Children Come. Chicago: Moody Press, 1984.
Drewery, Mary, William Carey(Sevenoaks: Hodder & Stoughton, 1978).
Duan, Julia. Journey Against One Current: The Spiritual Autobiography of a Chinese Christian. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1997.
Elliot, Elisabeth, ed. Journals of Jim Elliot. Old Tappan, N.J.: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1978.
Elliot, Elisabeth. Shadow of the Almighty. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.
Elliot, Elisabeth. Through Gates of Splendor. New York: Harper, 1957.
George, Timothy. Faithful Witness: The Life and Mission of William Carey. Birmingham, Ala.: New Hope Publishing, 1991.
Goforth, Jonathan. Goforth of China. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1937.
Gribble, Florence Newberry. Undaunted Hope: The Life of James Gribble. Ashland: Brethren Publishing Co., 1932.
Grubb, Norman P. C.T. Studd: Cricketer & Pioneer. Fort Washington, Pa.: Christian Literature Crusade, 1982.
Hefley, James & Marti. Uncle Cam: The Story of William Cameron Townsend, Founder of the Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Waco: Word Books, 1974.
Hefley, James & Marti. By Their Blood: Christian Martyrs of the Twentieth Century. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1996.
Kraakevik, James. Partners in the Gospel: The Strategic Role of Partnership in World Evangelization. Wheaton: Billy Graham Center, 1992.
Kuhn, Isobel. Ascent to the Tribes: Pioneering in North Thailand. Chicago: Moody Press, 1956.
Maust, John. New Song in the Andes. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1992.
Miller, Basil. Mary Slessor: Heroine of Calabar. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1974.
Miller, Basil. William Carey. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1980.
Miller, William. My Persian Pilgrimage. 2nd ed. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1995.
Olsen, Viggo B. Daktar, Diplomat in Bangladesh. Chicago: Moody Press, 1973.
Olson, Bruce. Bruchko. Rev. & enlarged ed. Orlando: Creation House, 1995.
Pearce, Samuel, Carey(London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1923).
Pollock, John Charles. Hudson Taylor and Maria: Pioneers in China. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1962.
Pullinger, Jackie, with Andre Quicke. Chasing the Dragon. Ann Arbor: Servant Books, 1982.
Richardson, Don Lords of the Earth. Ventura: Regal Books, 1977.
Richardson, Don Peace Child. Ventura: Regal Books, 1974.
Richardson, Don. Eternity in Their Hearts. Ventura: Regal Books, 1981.
Scherer, Frances Schlosser. George and Mary Schlosser: Ambassadors for Christ in China. Winona Lake, Ind.: Light and Life Press, 1976.
Steer, Roger. J. Hudson Taylor: A Man in Christ. Wheaton: Harold Shaw Publishers, 1993.
Swift, Catherine. Gladys Aylward: The Courageous English Missionary. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1989.
Swift, Catherine. Eric Liddell. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1990.
Tatford, Frederick A., A.N. Groves ‘The Father of Faith Missions’(Bath: Echoes of Service, 1979).
Taylor, Howard. Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret. Grand Rapids: Discovery House Publishers, 1990.
Taylor, J. Hudson. Hudson Taylor: To China with Love. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1986.
Taylor, Mrs. Howard. William Borden. Chicago: Moody Press, 1980.
Tippett, Alan Richard. The Deep Sea Canoe: The Story of Third World Missionaries in The South Pacific. South Pasadena, Calif.: William Carey Library, 1977.
Tucker, Ruth A. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1983.
Vandervort, Eleanor. A Leopard Tamed: the Story of an African Pastor, His People, and His Problems. New York: Harper & Row, 1968.
Walker, Frank Deaville. William Carey: Missionary Pioneer and Statesman. Chicago: Moody Press, 1925.
Wallis, Ethel Emily. The Dayuma Story: Life Under Auca Spears. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.
White, Kathleen. Amy Carmichael. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1986.
Wiseman, Ray. Disciples of Joy: Anand Chaudhari’s Spiritual Journey from Brahmin Priest to Minister of Christ. Partners International, 1998.

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