Date of creation: 1930 to 1934
Extent: 1 folder
CCCW Catalogue: WIL
Keywords: India, Presbyterian church, Church of North India, Ahmedabad

George Wilson (1877-1959) was ordained in the Irish Presbyterian Church in 1902 and that year went to Ahmedabad, India for the Irish Presbyterian Mission. He worked there and on mission stations in the district of Gujarat until his return to Ireland in 1912. In 1919 he returned to India where he remained until his death in 1959. In that time, he served as Principal of Stevenson Theological College in Ahmedabad and first moderator of the United Church of North India.

This collection is a series of abstracts of letters by Wilson, primarily from Ahmedabad, apparently prepared for posthumous publication, from the second period of his service in India.

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As well as a good number of donations, several new purchases were added to our library this month. Some of these purchases were bought following excellent reviews in the International Bulletin of Mission Research (IBMR), and others on the recommendations of staff teaching world Christianity in the Divinity Faculty, University of Cambridge.

One of the books is a recently published one from the Majority World Theology series by Eerdmans: Gene L. Green, Stephen T. Pardue, K.K. Yeo, editors (2016) The Spirit over the earth: pneumatology in the Majority World.

This important series seeks to gather well-regarded Christian thinkers from the majority world to discuss the significance of Christian teaching in their particular context. Have you read them? Three books have been published so far. You can find them by searching for ‘Majority world theology series’ on iDiscover. We have them all in our library.

Another of the books: Douglas Jacobs (2015) Global gospel : an introduction to Christianity on five continents Baker Academic has an excellent review from Todd E. Johnson, Fuller Theological Seminary:

“Writing with equal parts clarity and comprehensiveness, Jacobsen has created a text that introduces the histories of the Christian churches around the world. With its helpful graphics and lucid writing, this book is sure to become a standard textbook and reference work.” Todd E. Johnson, Fuller Theological Seminary

Ruth MacLean

 

Purchases

Douglas Jacobs (2015) Global gospel : an introduction to Christianity on five continents Baker Academic

Paul Grogan and Kirsteen Kim, editors (2015,6) The new evangelization : faith, people, context and practice T&T Clark

David Radford (2015) Religious identity and social change : explaining Christian conversion in a Muslim world Routledge

Robert J. Stevens and Brian Johnson, editors (2012) Profiles of African-American missionaries William Carey Library

Gene L. Green, Stephen T. Pardue, K.K. Yeo, editors (2016) The Spirit over the earth : pneumatology in the Majority World William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Paul H. De Neui, editor (2015) Becoming the people of God : creating Christ-centred communities in Buddhist Asia William Carey Library

Albert L. Park and David K. Yoo, editors (2014) Encountering modernity : Christianity in East Asia and Asian America University of Hawai’i Press

Marilyn Laura Bowman (2016) James Legge and the Chinese classics : a brilliant Scot in the turmoil of colonial Hong Kong FriesenPress

Anthony O’Mahony, Timothy Wright and Mohammad Ali Shomali, editors (2008) A Catholic-Shi’a dialogue : ethics in today’s society Melisende

Alphonsus D’Souza, O.L. Snaitang and Limatula Longkumer, editors (2014) Globalisation and response of the churches North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati

Tony Ballantyne (2014) Entanglements of empire : missionaries, Maori, and the question of the body Duke University Press

Rev. Dr Ludwig Johann Schneller (2009) The life and work of Father Johann Ludwig Schneller : founding Father of the Syrian Orphanage, ‘Schneller Institute’, in 19th-century Jerusalem Melisende

Donations

Okot p’Bitek (1970?) African religions in Western scholarship East African Literature Bureau, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

William Vernon Brelsford (1956) The tribes of Northern Rhodesia The Government Printer, Lusaka, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Eugene Hillman (1975) Polygamy reconsidered: African plural marriage and the Christian churches Orbis Books, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

W. Montgomery Watt (1980-82, 1961) Muhammad: prophet and statesman Oxford University Press, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Lyndon P. Harries (1954) Islam in East Africa Universities’ Mission to Central Africa, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Monica Wilson (1959,70) Communal rituals of the Nyakyusa Oxford University Press, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Robert W. Strayer (1978) The making of mission communities in East Africa : Anglicans and Africans in colonial Kenya, 1875-1935 Heinemann, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Carl-Erik Sahlberg (1986) From Krapf to Rugambwa : a church history of Tanzania Evangel Publishing House, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Geoffrey Parrinder (1969,76) Africa’s three religions Sheldon Press, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Joseph A. Namata (1986) Edmund John, man of God : a healing ministry Acorn Press, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

John L. Esposito (1988) Islam : the straight path Oxford University Press, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

A. Guillaume (1978) The life of Muhammad : a translation of Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah Oxford University Press, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Indries Shah (1968,74) The way of the Sufi Penguin Books, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Sebastian Bakare (1993) My right to land in the Bible and in Zimbabwe : a theology of land for Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Council of Churches, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Guy Clutton-Brock (1959) Dawn in Nyasaland Hodder and Stoughton, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Geoffrey Parrinder (1958,63) Witchcraft : European and African Faber and Faber, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

David Harrison (1981,85) The white tribe of Africa : South Africa in perspective Ariel Books : British Broadcasting Corporation, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Ida Glaser and Napolean John (1998) Partners or prisoners? : Christians thinking about women and Islam Solway, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Fatima Mernissi (1991,92) Women and Islam : an historical and theological enquiry Blackwell, Ex Libris Revd Roger Bowen, Chair of the Trustees, Henry Martyn Trust

Francis A. Arinze (1970) Sacrifice in Ibo religion Ibadan University Press, Gift of Eva McKenzie. From the collection of Peter McKenzie, 1924-2011

Mark Hutchinson and Ogbu Kalu, editors (1998) A global faith : essays on Evangelicalism and globalization The Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity, Gift of Carrie Pemberton-Ford

Aylward Shorter (1975,77) African Christian theology : adaptation or incarnation? Geoffrey Chapman, Gift of the Venerable George Patrick (Paddy) Benson, archdeacon of Hereford

Byang H. Kato (1975) Theological pitfalls in Africa Evangel Publishing House, Gift of the Venerable George Patrick (Paddy) Benson, archdeacon of Hereford

Cecil Northcott and Joyce Reason (1953,64) Six missionaries in Africa Oxford University Press, Gift of the Venerable George Patrick (Paddy) Benson, archdeacon of Hereford

Madie Dewdney (1993) Never the last straw : memories of Orokolo Self-published. (CAMPRINT, Norfolk), anonymous gift

E.N. Wanyoike (1974) An African pastor : [the life and work of the Rev. Wanyoike Kamawe, 1888-1970 East African Publishing House, Gift of the Venerable George Patrick (Paddy) Benson, archdeacon of Hereford

William Sachs and Thomas Holland (2003) Restoring the ties that bind : the grassroots transformation of the Episcopal Church Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, Gift of the Divinity Library

George Hunter McNeur (2013) Liang A-Fa : China’s first preacher, 1789-1855 Pickwick Publications, anonymous gift

Christopher U.M. Ezekwugo (1987) Chi : the true god in Igbo religion Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Kerala, Gift of Eva McKenzie. From the collection of Peter McKenzie, 1924-2011

Paul Barnes (2015) Taking hold of God : the story of a prayer movement Fellowship of Faith for the Muslims (FFM), Author’s gift

Grace Ji-Sun Kim (2015) Embracing the other : the transformative Spirit of love William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Gift of Terry Barringe

International Congress on World Evangelization (1989) The Manila manifesto : an elaboration of the Lausanne Covenant fifteen years later Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, Gift of Carrie Pemberton-Ford

Josepha Jabo and Julia Kushemererwa (2012) Orombi : the biography of His Grace, the Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda (2004-2012) WASP Ltd, Kampala, Gift of Carrie Pemberton-Ford

Bishop Gideon Githiga (2001) The Church as the bulwark against authoritarianism : development of Church-State relations in Kenya, with particular reference to the years after political independence 1963-1992 Regnum International, Gift of the Venerable George Patrick (Paddy) Benson, archdeacon of Hereford