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in 1669, the
Jesuit missionary and astronomer Ferdinand Verbiest (pictured) persuaded the Kangxi Emperor to remove a month from the Chinese calendar?
in 1820, the
missionary bought the 9,539-page William Jowett manuscript of Abu Rumi's first-ever translation of the Bible into Amharic "on terms which appeared... equitable to all parties"?
Gia Long united Vietnam under the Nguyen dynasty after French missionary , whom he met in a forest while fleeing the Pigneau de Behaine Tay Son dynasty, sought French military assistance?
was an Reverend William Mitchell Anglican missionary, and the first ordained person to provide Christian religious services in the Swan Valley area of the Swan River Colony in Australia?
, the recognized leader of Reuben Gaylord missionary pioneers in Omaha City, Nebraska Territory, has been called the "father of Congregationalism in Nebraska"?
in 1843 the
German missionary published the first ever Hermann Mögling newspaper in the Kannada language?
Sino-French War, Presbyterian missionary George Mackay refused to leave during the French bombardment of Tamsui (sketch pictured) because he could not take his Formosan converts with him?
missionary house in South-West Africa, today's Namibia, was erected in in 1806?
Warmbad the first
began in part because the medical missions in China missionary Robert Morrison wanted to discover whether the Chinese pharmacopoeia could cure disease in the West?
in Vardy Community School Hancock County, Tennessee, was started by missionaries to educate children who were barred from public schools because they were Melungeons?
of Reverend Dr. James Blair Scotland was a clergyman and missionary to the Virginia Colony, and is best known as the founder in 1693 of the College of William and Mary, where he served as President for 50 years?
missionary and explorer David Livingstone named , Cape Maclear Malawi (pictured) after his friend, astronomer Thomas Maclear?
, the first Peter Parker Protestant medical missionary to China, introduced Western anesthesia in the form of sulphuric ether in 1835?
, former director of Karl Graul Leipzig Lutheran mission and a Tamil scholar, believed that Christian missionaries in India should not interfere with the local traditions including the caste system?
was the first Ann Hasseltine Judson Protestant to translate a scripture into Siamese, and legitimized the missionary calling for Christian women?
, the first unmarried female foreign Betsey Stockton missionary, was a manumitted slave who established schools in Hawaii and Canada?
Texas clergyman was the first Harold Reeves missionary dispatched to Thailand by the Southern Baptist Convention?
Scottish missionary compiled the first comprehensive Carstairs Douglas Amoy-English Dictionary in 1873, which, with revisions, is still in use today?
missionary almost returned to the Roger Youderian United States one month before he was killed in Operation Auca?
in Bishop Hannington Memorial Church Hove, England, is dedicated to a missionary killed in Uganda on King Mwanga II's orders?
began his interest in Cecil Hobbs Southeast Asian history after his career as a missionary in Burma was ended in 1942 by the Japanese invasion?
, a John Duncan Scottish Presbyterian theologian and missionary, was affectionately known as "Rabbi", due to his knowledge of Hebrew and his passion for the Jewish people?
, an early John Campanius Lutheran missionary to Delaware, transliterated the Lenape language and created one of the first documents to be written in a Native American language?
, a Johann Phillip Fabricius German Christian missionary, completed the first translation of the Bible to Tamil?
changed drastically when jewellery in the Pacific missionaries began converting many Pacific nations to Christianity?
Colorado state representative spent time as a Spencer Swalm Christian missionary in Bolivia?
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Question 1: In the earlier stages of the ________, a Turkic form of Shamanism was still widely
practiced in Anatolia, which soon started to give in to the
mysticism offered by Sufism.
Question 3: In recent times, members of the American Reform movement began a program
to convert to ________ the
non-Jewish spouses of its intermarried members and non-Jews who
have an interest in Judaism.
Question 4: The spread of Islam towards Central and ________ has been prominent but slow,
until the early 19th century.
Question 5: Despite some inter-Testamental Jewish missionary activity,
contemporary ________ states
clearly that missionary activities are not a priority.
Question 6: The New Testament missionary outreach of the Christian church
from the time of St Paul was extensive throughout the ________.
Question 7: While some of these missions were associated
with imperialism and oppression, others (notably Matteo Ricci's ________
mission to China) were relatively peaceful and focused on
integration rather than cultural imperialism.
Question 8: Their rationale is that so many Jews
were lost during ________ that newcomers must be sought out and welcomed.
Question 9: With the coming about of the tradition of ________, Islamic missionary activities have