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Carey, William
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(Aug 17, 1761, Paulerspury, England – Jun 9, 1834, Serampore, India) is often regarded as the father of modern Protestant missions. As the principal founder of the Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) he pioneered a movement which led to the formation of similar evangelical missionary societies in Great Britain, Europe, and North America. His own missionary vision was much indebted to the earlier achievements of the Moravians (Bohemian and Moravian Brethren). Originally a shoemaker, Carey was largely self-educated. His interest in the non-European worl…

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Stanley, Brian, “Carey, William”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02756>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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