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Rev. Stephen R. Riggs: Missionary to the Dakota Indians

As missionaries labored through the ages, they often faced difficulty convincing the established church to accept new converts as Christians. Differences in race and culture proved to be a stumbling block for churches whose congregations were homogenous in nationality and practice. Acknowledging that foreign converts could not be expected to…

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William Cameron Townsend: Father of Wycliffe Bible Translators and Summer Institute of Linguistics

As the Christian church spread throughout the known world, the Bible was translated into various languages so that people could read it in their own tongue. By the time of the Reformation of the sixteenth century, the Bible was translated into more than thirty languages. The next three centuries saw…

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