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The Life of Alexander Duff, D.D., LL.D
In Two Volumes, with Portraits by Jeens

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Religion

  • Date Published: March 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108008303

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  • George Smith (1833–1919) spent many years in India as an educator and editor of the Calcutta Review. He was a great supporter of missionary work and became secretary of the foreign mission committee of the Free Church of Scotland in 1870. He also wrote popular books of missionary biography including this two-volume Life of Alexander Duff (1879). Duff (1806–1878) was the first foreign missionary of the Church of Scotland and a leading figure in promoting Christian education in India. Duff pioneered what he called 'downward filter theory' which centred on educating India's upper caste through English in the hope that this elite group would then take responsibility for the evangelisation and modernisation of South Asia. Volume 2 describes Duff's life from 1843 until his death in 1878, covering his contribution to the 1854 educational reforms in India and the founding of the University of Calcutta.

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    • Date Published: March 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108008303
    • length: 572 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 32 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    16. Missionary of the Free Church of Scotland
    17. Continuity of the work
    18. Lord Hardinge's administration
    19. Death of Dr Chalmers
    20. Dr Duff organising again
    21. Moderator of the General Assembly
    22. In America and Canada
    23. The mutiny and the native church of India
    24. Last years in India
    25. In south-east Africa
    26. New missions and the result of half a century's work
    27. Dr Duff at home
    28. Peacemaking
    29. Dying

  • Author

    George Smith

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