Making Friends with Locusts: Early ABCFM Missionary Perceptions of Muslims and Islam, 1818-50

Hubers, John
July 2009
International Bulletin of Missionary Research;Jul2009, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p151
Academic Journal
The article discusses the missionary view of Muslims and Islam based on the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) with the support from the American Protestant missionaries. It discusses the historical background of Protestant mission organization in the U.S. which started in Massachusetts in the nineteenth century manifested in Christian teaching, preaching, and religious activities. Missionary Jonathan Edwards stressed the characterization of Islam and its implication in the millennial narrative with prophetic interpretation of redemptive history towards the second coming of the Messiah.


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