MAARIF RESEARCH JOURNAL

ISSN 2415-2315 (Online), ISSN 2221-2663 (Print)

Abstract:

In the colonial period a close relation existed between Christian missionaries and western imperialism. In the first half of twentieth century Christian missionaries held several missionary conferences in colonized areas. These conferences were organized by protestant missionary societies to achieve their goals. The objectives of these conferences were to ponder over different problems in missionary fields and to increase conversion towards Christianity of the native people.Interestingly, some of these conferences became known after the name of important cities of the Muslim world, where these conferences were held, such as Cairo conference (1906), Lucknow conference, (1911), Jerusalem conference (1928), and Madras conference (1938). The basic reason behind selection of these Islamic centers seemed to evangelize Muslims and to adopt a missionary approach based upon correct observation of their weak and strong sides. This article deals with the proceedings, themes and findings of Lucknow Missionary Conference (1911) held for the conversion o f Indian Muslims towards Christianity.

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January 1st, 2014

Posted In: Issue 07, MAARIF RESEARCH JOURNAL

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