Motives in Protestant Missions, 1890–1917

@article{Varg1954MotivesIP,
  title={Motives in Protestant Missions, 1890–1917},
  author={Paul A. Varg},
  journal={Church History},
  year={1954},
  volume={23},
  pages={68 - 82}
}
In terms of the number of missionaries, financial contributions, and amount of home front propaganda, the missionary movement reached its peak in the United States in the years from 1890 to 1917. Only during this period did the foreign missions of the Protestant churches enjoy sufficient popular support to warrant use of the term “crusade.” This raises the question as to why Christian missions should have had such a strong appeal to the generation which elected Theodore Roosevelt to the… 
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