ADONIRAM JUDSON BIOGRAPHY PDF

Adoniram Judson , Baptist missionary, was the first American clergyman to devote himself to Christianizing Burma. Adoniram Judson was born in Malden, Mass. His father, a Congregationalist minister, encouraged Adoniram's ambitions, and he was pressed toward intellectual excellence by his forceful mother as well. He entered the sophomore class of Brown University at the age of In , uncertain about a permanent vocation, he began a short tour of the North.

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Through August , Boston University has moved to remote teaching and learning, canceled on-campus activities, and minimized lab research activities. In he was licensed to preach by the Orange, Vermont, Congregational Association preparatory to the pastoral ministry; however, he had strong inclinations toward overseas missions.

Following an unsuccessful attempt to secure an appointment from the London Missionary Society in England, Judson persuaded the ABCFM to support three couples and two single men on a mission to the East. Judson was the lead candidate of the first commissioning service for the American overseas missionaries held at Salem Massachusetts Tabernacle on February 6, Following a sendoff with great fanfare, Judson and his bride, Ann Haseltine , sailed with the Newells for India in During the four-month voyage, the couple carefully studied the baptismal positions of the English Baptists in order to controvert the Baptist position; however, when they arrived at Calcutta, they adopted Baptist principles and were baptized by William Carey.

Surreptitiously escaping to Rangoon, Burma Myanmar , in , they established a station that became the first mission of American Baptists. Their work included evangelism and Bible translation. However, Adoniram Judson was charged with being an English spy and was imprisoned in June In a month period of incarceration during the Anglo-Burmese War, he suffered from fever and malnutrition and underwent a forced march.

As a result of the courage and resourcefulness of his wife, he was released in February to serve as a translator for the Burmese government during negotiations for the Treaty of Yandabo.

Ann Judson died of complications of smallpox later the same year. To enlarge his efforts, Judson moved his mission to Moulmein in There, with the assistance of Jonathan Wade , he built a church and school and continued work on the Burmese Bible, which he completed in While his strength had been greatly reduced and he suffered chronic laryngitis, he was hailed as a hero throughout the Christian community.

They returned to Burma in for continued work on an enlarged Burmese dictionary, which was finished in Shortly afterward, Judson contracted a respiratory fever and, attempting to travel to a better climate, died at sea. Brackney, William H. Gerald H. All rights reserved. Conant, Mrs. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, Judson, Edward. The Life of Adoniram Judson. Philadelphia: American Baptist Pub.

Society, Judson, Emily C. Memoir of Sarah B. Judson: Member of the American Mission to Burmah. New York: L. Colby, Wayland, Francis. A Memoir of the Life and Labors of the Rev. Adoniram Judson. Boston: Phillips, Judson, Adoniram. Calcutta: Printed at the Baptist Mission Press, Translated into Burmese by Adoniram Judson. The New Testament in Burmese. Anderson, Courtney. Boston: Little, Brown, Brumberg, Joan Jacobs.

The life of Adoniram Judson. New York: Anson D. Important Announcement 9 May, at AM Through August , Boston University has moved to remote teaching and learning, canceled on-campus activities, and minimized lab research activities.

Digital Texts Conant, Mrs. Primary Judson, Adoniram. Judson, Sarah. Secondary Anderson, Courtney.

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The Life and Ministry of Adoniram Judson

Through August , Boston University has moved to remote teaching and learning, canceled on-campus activities, and minimized lab research activities. In he was licensed to preach by the Orange, Vermont, Congregational Association preparatory to the pastoral ministry; however, he had strong inclinations toward overseas missions. Following an unsuccessful attempt to secure an appointment from the London Missionary Society in England, Judson persuaded the ABCFM to support three couples and two single men on a mission to the East. Judson was the lead candidate of the first commissioning service for the American overseas missionaries held at Salem Massachusetts Tabernacle on February 6, Following a sendoff with great fanfare, Judson and his bride, Ann Haseltine , sailed with the Newells for India in

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By whatever measurement you measure the man Judson — the measurement always is the same — he was a mighty man! Mentally — he was mammoth. He read at the age of three years, took navigation lessons at ten, studied theology as a child, entered Providence College now Brown University at seventeen — despite the fact he spent one year of his youth out of school in sickness — and he was a "veritable bookworm. His biographers believe that his translation was "undoubtedly his greatest contribution to the people among whom he chose Spiritually — he was superlative. Despite the fact his father was a Congregational preacher, and in spite of his mother's "tears and pleadings," Judson was not saved until he was 20 years of age. He had become a confirmed deist — due largely to the influence of a brilliant unbeliever in college who set out to win Judson to his deistic faith, and succeeded.

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One of the world's most horrible seventeen months of imprisonment was endured by Adoniram Judson from to at age Little food was given to him. His feet were bound to a large bamboo pole, his hands to another, and at night his feet were lifted higher than his head. Thus he was to swing suspended on the small of his back, his feet tied to a raised pole. His heroic wife brought little bits of food to him, although she and the baby were near death at times themselves and eventually succumbed to the rigors of life in Burma. What was Judson doing during these days in prison? Translating the Bible, hiding his work in a hard pillow which nobody investigated.

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Adoniram Judson , born Aug. In six seminary students, with a petition drafted by Judson, succeeded in getting the General Association of Massachusetts Congregational to establish the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. He was delayed by the capture of his vessel by a French privateer, and growing international tensions on the eve of the War of prompted the American board to act independently. In Judson and his wife, Ann Hasseltine — , along with four other missionaries, set out for India. Anticipating a meeting with Baptists at Serampur , India, they made a study of Baptism while they were aboard ship and were won over to the Baptist point of view. They were baptized by immersion and left the U.

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