Date of Award
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Disregard of history is a folly which cannot be ignored without dire consequences. Rightly or wrongly the old adage suggests "History repeats itself." Ignorance of history then becomes a blight that threatens the foundations of a people, an institution or an organization. The Church and her missions are not exempt, particularly those in the Third World today. In a day when social changes occur rapidly, attacks on the historical ethos mount with threatening crescendo. Where insufficient knowledge of historical foundations exists, chaos and instability in values, morals and attitudes can easily arise within the nation or the Church.
Smith, Alexander Garnett, "A History of Baptist Missions in Thailand" (1980). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 305.