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Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG)
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[German Version]

The SPG was established under royal charter by T. Bray in 1701 to supply the “want of learned and orthodox ministers” in the plantations, colonies, and “factories beyond the seas.” The rapidly expanding British Empire presented both challenges and opportunities for the Church of England. The SPG set out to “settle the State of Religion” for the colo­nists before undertaking “the conversion of the Natives.” During the 18th century the SPG’s efforts focused on the American colonies,…

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Carter, Grayson, “Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025607>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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