Religion: After Madras

U. S. Protestants have sent missionaries to Asia, Africa and the isles of the seas for more than a century. This missionary enterprise throughout the world, despite the late lean years, still spends $50,000,000 a year. Yet there has persisted a vague belief among average uninformed Christians that the main job of missions is to teach ABC's to, wipe the noses of, and put pants on little black, brown and yellow people whose conception of Christianity is about that of a Sunday-school squidget.

Actually, of course, for many years Christianity has been spread in...

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