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List Of Top 10 Christian Missionaries In India

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List Of Top 10 Christian Missionaries In India

This are list of christian missionaries who brought Christianity in India,some of this missionaries where opportune to establish churches that are today strong and stead fast in christian practices in India today.

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Though Hinduism is known to be strong religious practice in  India, but Christianity have managed to remain in this part of the world.

Paul Olaf Bodding

Paul Olaf Bodding (born Gjøvik, Norway on 2 November 1865, died Odense, Denmark on 25 September 1938) was a Norwegian missionary, linguist and folklorist. He served in India for 44 years (1889–1933), and operated mainly from the town Dumka in the Santhal Parganas-district. Bodding created the first alphabet and wrote the first grammar for the Santali-speaking native people in eastern India. In 1914 he also completed the translation of the Bible into the Santali language.

Paul Olaf Bodding had studied theology at the university of Oslo. He was a celebrated scientist, and he is still well known among the santals living in the states of Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam as well as in Bangladesh and the Scandinavian countries.

Paul Wilson Brand

Dr. Paul Wilson Brand, CBE (17 July 1914 – 8 July 2003) was a pioneer in developing tendon transfer techniques for use in the hands of those with leprosy. He was the first physician to appreciate that leprosy did not cause the rotting away of tissues, but that it was the loss of the sensation of pain which made sufferers susceptible to injury. Brand contributed extensively to the fields of hand surgery and hand therapy through his publications and lectures, and wrote popular autobiographical books about his childhood, his parents’ missionary work, and his philosophy about the valuable properties of pain.

One of his best known books, co-written with Philip Yancey, is Pain: The Gift Nobody Wants (1993), republished in 1997 as The Gift of Pain.

Edith Mary Brown

Dame Edith Mary Brown, DBE LRCP (24 March 1864 – 6 December 1956) was an English doctor and medical educator. She founded the Christian Medical College Ludhiana, the first medical training facility for women in Asia, and served as principal of the college for half a century. Brown was a pioneer in the instruction of Indian female doctors and midwives with modern western methods

Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown (Bodo 22 June 1807 – 1 January 1886) was an American Baptist missionary to India and Japan, Bible translator, and abolitionist.

He is noted for his works on Assamese language, grammar and script. In around 1843, based in Sibsagar in Assam, with the help of a local Assamese priest converted to Christianity, Atmaram Sharma, he took a key role in translating and publishing the New Testament as ‘Amaar Traankorta Jisu Christor Natun Niyom’ in 1848.

Robert Caldwell

Bishop Robert Caldwell (7 May 1814 – 28 August 1891) was a missionary and linguist, who academically established the Dravidian family of languages. He served as Assistant Bishop of Tirunelveli from 1877.[citation needed] He was described in The Hindu as a “pioneering champion of the downtrodden” and an “avant-garde social reformer”.

The Government of Tamil Nadu has created a memorial in his honor and a postage stamp has been issued in his name.[2][3] a statue of Caldwell was erected in 1967 near to Marina Beach, Chennai, as a gift of the Church of South India

William Carey

Amy Wilson Carmichael (16 December 1867 – 18 January 1951) was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.

Amy Carmichael

Amy Wilson Carmichael (16 December 1867 – 18 January 1951) was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.

Alexander Crawford – first Presbyterian missionary to India (1823–29)

Alexander Duff

Rev Alexander Duff, D.D. LLD. (15 April 1806 – 12 February 1878 in Sidmouth), was a Christian missionary in India; where he played a large part in the development of higher education.

He was the first overseas missionary of the Church of Scotland to India. On 13 July 1830 he founded the General Assembly’s Institution in Calcutta, now known as the Scottish Church College. He also played a part in establishing the University of Calcutta.

Anthony Norris Groves

Anthony Norris Groves (1 February 1795 – 20 May 1853) was an English Protestant missionary and the “father of faith missions”. He launched the first Protestant mission to Arabic-speaking Muslims, and settled in Baghdad, now the capital of Iraq, and later in southern India.

His ideas influenced a circle of friends who became leaders in the Plymouth Brethren. Among these were JN Darby, JV Parnell (Lord Congleton), and George Müller, who had married Groves’ sister Mary.

 

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