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The Global Christian Mission: In the Wake

Again, the settlements and resettlements were all the results of the wakes left behind the merchant mariners and the ships carrying refugees from Europe, Eurasia, and elsewhere. It was not until 1794 that Orthodox missionaries from the Valaamo Monastery in the northern Karelia region of Russia arrived in Kodiak, Alaska.




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The next section of the story looks away from the oceans, their sea-lanes, and the role of Christian settlements and toward the rise of the evangelists around the globe and the evangelical message they brought with them. After that, the final section focuses on the growing awareness of the global Christian world mission and the healing of the fissures that have been allowed to exist within the Christian family as a witness to the world’s own troubled human relationships.


This article is part of The Gospel in History series.

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Category: Church History, Fall 2019

About the Author: Woodrow E. Walton, D.Min. (Oral Roberts University School of Theology and Missions), B.A. (Texas Christian University), B.D. [M.Div.] (Duke Divinity School), M.A. (University of Oklahoma), is a retired Seminary Dean and Professor of biblical, theological and historical studies. An ordained Assemblies of God minister, he and his wife live in Fort Worth, Texas. Walton retains membership with the Evangelical Theological Society, American Association of Christian Counselors, American Society of Church History, American Academy of Political Science, and The International Society of Frontier Missiology.

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