Adoniram Judson: A Bicentennial Appreciation of the Pioneer American Missionary
This year marks the bicentennial of Adoniram and Ann Judson’s departure from America to Burma (present-day Myanmar). In honor of the Judson Bicentennial, Jason Duesing has edited a new collection of essays titled Adoniram Judson: A Bicentennial Appreciation of The Pioneer American Missionary (B&H, 2012). I was honored to be asked to contribute one of the biographical chapters to this volume. What follows is the book’s Table of Contents.
Introduction – From Judson’s Prison to the Ends of the Earth, by Paige Patterson
Chapter 1 – Just Before Judson: The Significance of William Carey’s Life, Thought, and Ministry, by Michael A.G. Haykin
Chapter 2 – New England’s New Divinity and the Age of Judson’s Preparation, by Robert Caldwell
Chapter 3 – Ambition Overthrown: The Conversion, Consecration, and Commission of Adoniram Judson, 1788–1812, by Jason G. Duesing
Chapter 4 – “Until All Burma Worships the Eternal God”: Adoniram Judson, the Missionary, 1812–50, by Nathan A. Finn
Chapter 5 – So That The World May Know: The Legacy of Adoniram Judson’s Wives, by Candi Finch
Missiological and Theological Evaluation
Chapter 6 – The Enduring Legacy of Adoniram Judson’s Missiological Precepts and Practices, by Keith E. Eitel
Chapter 7 – From Congregationalist to Baptist: Judson and Baptism, by Gregory A. Wills
Chapter 8 – Marked for Death, Messengers of Life: Adoniram and Ann Judson, by Daniel L. Akin
Conclusion – Please Come and Dig, by Jason G. Duesing
I hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of this important book and giving it a close read. Believe that there are few more inspiring figures in modern church history than Adoniram Judson and his three remarkable wives. If you’d like to read shorter, more popular versions of the two biographical chapters by myself and Jason Duesing, check out the March 2012 edition of Credo Magazine. It is my prayer that God might use this book to help raise up a new generation of Judsons among Southern Baptists and other evangelicals to take the good news here, there, and everywhere.