Wesleyan Methodist Magazine,  3rd ser. 4 (1825), 131–35.




Introduction; Extract, Address; Extract, Letter

Publications extracted:

Richard Ottley


Christianity, Progress, Human Species

    Includes a description of the inaugural meeting of a Colombo auxilliary to the Wesleyan-Methodist Missionary Society, giving a lengthy extract from Ottley's introductory address as chairman. Quoting an account of the success of missionary work in the Jaffna district, Ottley rhetorically enquires whether the results can be attributed to 'delusion', continuing: 'Few subjects are more worthy the attention of rational and accountable beings, and none more deserves to engage the minds of philosophical inquirers, than the progress of the human soul in receiving the saving influences of Christianity' (133).

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