Collections for the World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh, 1910
Date of creation: c. 1978-97 (originals of 19th-20th cent)
Extent: 259 items
CCCW Catalogue: ECM
Keywords: mission, inter-faith relations, ecumenism

The Edinburgh World Missionary Conference in 1910 was a seminal moment in the history of global Christianity and the modern missionary movement. This collection is primarily photocopies of returns to a questionnaire on mission that was sent to missionaries around the world, from originals in the Archive of the World Council of Churches, Geneva, and both photocopies and microfilm of correspondence between conference organizers J.H. Oldham and John R. Mott and other documents in the Missionary Research Library Collection of the Burke Library of the Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, New York. This collection was made by Kenneth Cracknell, who has added some manuscript notes and much supplementary secondary material, particularly on the interface of Christianity and other faiths, much of it being the basis of his book, Justice, Courtesy and Love. Theologians and Missionaries Encountering World Religions 1846-1914 (1995).

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