Troon, Scotland: BAHN
Mission is close to the heart of the Open Brethren. Although the Brethren are a small ecclesiastical body, in 1945 Brethren missionaries from Western countries formed five percent of all foreign Protestant missionaries worldwide, proportions that were perhaps eclipsed only by the eighteenth-century Moravians. The essays in this volume are in honor of a notable historian of the Brethren movement and beyond. Dr. Timothy C. F. Stunt has taught history, perhaps for more years than he cares to remember, in England, Switzerland, and the USA. Church historians are especially in his debt for the depth of his scholarship of nineteenth-century Christianity, which has taken seriously the religion of radical evangelicals, sometimes even those who might be regarded as mavericks, without participating in the partisan spirit that they often sadly displayed.