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The Swedish Missionary Revival In Context

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It was with words replete with reminiscences of the sixtieth chapter of the Book of Isaiah, a text that served as one of the readings for Epiphany within the Church of Sweden, that the Swedish public was introduced to the idea of forming a Swedish Missionary Society (SMS). As seems to have been the universal rule in the Protestant world: the arrival of missionary enthusiasm was coincidental to, and an integral part of, the processes of modernisation. Sweden was no exception in this case. The peculiar dynamism and fluidity it created is necessary to the construction of 'gap-men' masculinity. This chapter closely examines the historical, social and theological contexts within which the enlistment of such men for missionary work occurred. A new chapter in the history of the Swedish missionary revival begun when British Methodist George Scott arrived in Stockholm in 1830.

Keywords: Book of Isaiah; missionary enthusiasm; Swedish missionary revival; Swedish Missionary Society (SMS); Swedish public



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