"The pioneers of the modern missionary movement did not establish a Bible seminary/institute or school. In order to bless India, those Calvinist-Baptists founded Serampore College in 1818. Their leader, William Carey, was one of the greatest Bible translators/publishers of all times. Yet, along with teaching the Bible, that cobbler-turned-linguist taught botany, horticulture, astronomy, forestry, and agriculture..." writes Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi and goes onto answer the questions, 'Did their theology separate “sacred” subject of divinity from “secular” studies?' and 'Was holistic mission that cared for the poor already on the margins?'
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