Talk:William Carey (missionary)

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I think that someone should mention the missionary organization that Carey and his friends founded. the Particular Baptist Society for Propagating the Gospel amongst the Heathen. Reference: Gonzalez, J. L. The Story of Christianity, vol. 2, The Reformation to the Present Day. (New York, NY: HarperOne, 2010), p. 418. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.103.148.190 (talk) 01:23, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Does anybody think that a reference should be made to the schools and churches bearing his name?

Shoemaker?[edit]

The article claims Carey was a shoemaker. It was my understanding Carey was a Cobbler, someone who repaired shoes. Does anyone know? Notthe9 20:26, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

this source says on page 122 that Carey was "an impoverished English shoemaker": Tucker, Ruth A. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: a Biographical History of Christian Missions. 2nd ed. Zondervan, 2004. Justonehumbletruthseeker (talk) 00:39, 8 December 2007 (UTC) bbbbbbfbb — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.29.221.86 (talk) 08:36, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Paragraph for consideration[edit]

The paragraph below was posted on the Timeline of Christian Missions article above Carey's name. Moved here for discussion and consideration. WBardwin 21:59, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

The 'Father of Modern Missions.' There is no exact date to pin-point the beginning of the 'modern mission movement', but one man is the undisputed 'Father of Modern Missions'. Born in England, William Carey, felt called to mission work. He planted the first Christian Bible College in Asia and he translated the Bible (and parts of the Bible) into many languages. The Indian government honoured him by producing a stamp with his face on, marking his work 200 years previously. It is his inspiration that led to the modern mission movement, which spread from Britain, to other Christian nations. The modern Protestant church began to embrace mission work after William Carey's work; he was the inspiration to a whole generation, that is why he earned the name the 'Father of Modern Missions'. After William Carey, the story of Protestant Mission work radically changed and from then on, the world would hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.

East India Company[edit]

From my reading of Carey's life, he experienced alot of resistance to his work from the British East India Company. Perhaps this should be added to the article? Magiroth 19:32, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

If you can cite sources, do so. Be aware that the BEIC was in Inida as much a government as a business for at least part of Carey's mission. GRBerry 09:23, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Possible Plagiarism[edit]

In the Late India section, the following paragraph appears:

She had long since ceased to be a useful member of the mission, and in fact was actually a hindrance to its work. John Marshman wrote how Carey worked away on his studies and translations, "...while an insane wife, frequently wrought up to a state of most distressing excitement, was in the next room....".

This paragraph can be found word for word in this source on pgs 127-128: Tucker, Ruth A. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: a Biographical History of Christian Missions. 2nd ed. Zondervan, 2004.

Does something need to be done about this? Justonehumbletruthseeker (talk) 00:45, 8 December 2007 (UTC)


Yes, it will have to be rewritten and sourced or removed entirely. (The material was added here.) Thank you for pointing it out. Have you noticed any other such items? --Flex (talk/contribs) 14:06, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

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Merge discussion[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
not merge --JFH (talk) 17:26, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Deathless Sermon has been a stub for some time now, and the information found there could be incorporated into this article. To facilitate development of both pages, and provide context for the source page, I recommend a merge. --JFHutson (talk) 14:47, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Oppose - this is an important sermon that deserves its own article. StAnselm (talk) 22:03, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

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Cobbler[edit]

At school, we studied William Carey, and watched a movie on him: William Carey: A Candle In The Dark. Both the studying and the movie said that he was a cobbler. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.183.203.180 (talk) 20:06, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it's in the second paragraph of the Early life section - "At the age of 14, Carey’s father apprenticed him to a cobbler in the nearby village of Piddington, Northamptonshire." StAnselm (talk) 20:10, 15 December 2012 (UTC)