Download or read book The Baptist Missionary Magazine 1847 Vol 27 written by American Baptist Missionary Union and published by Forgotten Books. This book was released on 2018-08-31 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Excerpt from The Baptist Missionary Magazine, 1847, Vol. 27: Published by the Executive Committee of the American Baptist Missionary Union These barbarous languages the missionary must make his own; these unac customed habits of thought, and feeling, and illustration, must grow familiar. He must explore the heathen mind, search out its hidden passages and cham bers of imagery, remove its accumulated mould, and trace snow on the quick ened conscience the natural law written with the finger of God. In numerous instances he must forge and furbish, at least in this our day, his instruments of labor. He finds, it may be, a people gifted indeed with the power of articulate speech, but having no visible and permanent expression of oral sounds. He must provide an alphabet for them; and he must provide it in circumstances extremely unpropitious. He must give representations, not to familiar sounds, sounds of his own native tongue - to which he has been wonted from infancy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.