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Baptist Missionary Society
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[German Version]

The Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) was founded in 1792 by a group of Particular (Calvinistic) Baptists, including A. Fuller and W. Carey. Its original name was “The Particular-Baptist Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Heathen.” The BMS sent its first missionaries to North India (1793), and later began work in Sri Lanka (1812), the Caribbean (1814), Cameroon (1841), China (1859), and the Congo (1879). During the 1820s, BMS was afflicted by controversy, but the Victorian period saw consider…

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Stanley, Brian, “Baptist Missionary Society”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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