Religion: Re-Thinking Missions

That they were squaring off at the biggest Protestant question of a century doubtless did not occur at once to the little group of Baptist laymen who met with John D. Rockefeller Jr. in Manhattan one night in January 1930. They knew that in Christ's command. "Go ye therefore and teach all nations," lay the largest task of Christianity. Good businessmen, they and Mr. Rockefeller knew that gifts to missions had now fallen off alarmingly. People no longer thought missionizing the best way, as they...

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