Download PDF by William Lawrence Svelmoe: A New Vision for Missions: William Cameron Townsend, The

By William Lawrence Svelmoe

ISBN-10: 0817315934

ISBN-13: 9780817315931

“Cam” Townsend is rightly often called the visionary founding father of the summer time Institute of Linguistics (SIL) and the Wycliffe Bible Translators. This joint attempt is now the biggest Protestant project association on the planet, a undertaking which has dramatically replaced the tradition of what was once often called religion missions.

 

Townsend revolutionized Protestant missions through emphasizing that missionaries had to examine the language of the folks to whom they have been despatched and to stay between them so as to comprehend their groups. His approach under pressure education the missionaries in public healthiness, easy schooling, and agricultural talents. The established good fortune of missionaries who Townsend’s plan resulted in SIL/WBT impression within the higher societies during which the association used to be current. Townsend used to be non-dogmatic in looking allies to pursue his targets, together with neighborhood political pursuits and gear constructions, lecturers, and different spiritual faiths, expanding the impact of his team to the purpose that SIL/WBT grew to become a significant factor within the nationwide affairs of the international locations during which they have been energetic, quite in Latin America.

 

The very luck of Townsend’s tools ended in hassle along with his base within the usa. As conservative and evangelical monetary backers and potential missionaries observed the association and Townsend operating amicably with Roman Catholics, leftist political teams, and atheist and agnostic teachers, the SIL/WBT bumped into hassle at home.

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