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I am a pilgrim, a traveler, a stranger : exploring the life and mind of the first American missionary to the Middle East, the Rev. Pliny Fisk (1792-1825)

Author: John Hubers
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Pickwick Publications, [2016]
Series: American Society of Missiology monograph series, 30.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book--part biography, part critical analysis--John Hubers introduces us to a man whose pioneering ministry in the Ottoman Empire has gone largely unnoticed since his memoir was penned in 1828, three years after his death in Beirut, by a seminary colleague. His name was Pliny Fisk, and he belonged to a cadre of New England seminary students whose evangelical Calvinism led them to believe that God was opening  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Pliny Fisk; Pliny Fisk
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hubers
ISBN: 1498282989 9781498282987 9781498283007 1498283004
OCLC Number: 956342952
Description: xii, 216 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part One: In America. The early years --
Building the Orthodox fortress --
The Andover years --
Missionary calling and final preparations --
Part Two: The Ottoman Empire. Smyrna and Scio --
Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Lebanon --
The tragedy of Pliny Fisk.
Series Title: American Society of Missiology monograph series, 30.
Responsibility: by John Hubers ; foreword by Peter E. Makari.

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In this book--part biography, part critical analysis--John Hubers introduces us to a man whose pioneering ministry in the Ottoman Empire has gone largely unnoticed since his memoir was penned in 1828, three years after his death in Beirut, by a seminary colleague. His name was Pliny Fisk, and he belonged to a cadre of New England seminary students whose evangelical Calvinism led them to believe that God was opening up a new chapter in the life of the Church that included an aggressive evangelism outside the borders of Christendom. Fisk and his friend Levi Parsons joined that effort in 1819 when they became the first American missionaries sent to the Ottoman Empire by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Hubers's intent is to show the complexity of Fisk's character while examining the impact his move to the Middle East made on his perceptions of the religious other. As such, this volume joins a growing body of literature aimed at providing critical, historical, and religious context to the often checkered history of relations between American Christians and Western Asian peoples--

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