Welch, Ian Hamilton
Prior to the emergence of formal Bible-training institutes in south-eastern Australia from 1892 onwards, candidates were sometimes placed with a local cleric for a few months to receive concentrated theological tuition and exposure to pastoral pursuits before proceeding to China. Missionary preparation programs emphasized Bible studies, with practical work such as open-air preaching, home and hospital visits, and religious instruction in schools. Many who attended such courses felt that the...[Show more]
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