Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine,  3rd ser. 1 (1822), 475–78.

Extracts from the Proceedings of Other Missionary Societies



Extract, Proceedings


Education, Piety

    A extracted report of the proceedings of the Evangelical Missionary Society of Basel details its efforts in founding an institution 'for the education of pious young men to the work of evangelizing the heathen' (476). Relates: 'Our Directors have found, by experience, that the minds of pious youths, who devote themselves to the study of the sciences, frequently lose the fervour of devotion in proportion as the understanding becomes enlightened (476–77). Considering this to be due to the manner in which the studies are conducted, they have adopted 'a method of theological instruction, by which the mind is not only informed, but the heart and the affections are also engaged' (477).

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