"To write a biography is an attempt to prolong and extend a personal influence. After my brother's death in August 1897, a desire was expressed not only in England, but also in Delhi and in Japan, that some authentic account should be written of the work which he was called of God to do, first in the East and afterwards in the Far East. .... While it may be granted that the choice of a near relative as a biographer has some advantages, there are obvious dangers involved in such a selection. I cannot say how far I have avoided them; at least, I have tried to do so. As a Commissary in England to my brother during almost all his episcopate, I was necessarily familiar with his Japanese work, but I have special reason to thank those who by the loan of letters and documents have enabled me to deal, as fully as space allowed, with the years during which my brother was head of the Cambridge Mission". -- Preface.
Contents: Dedication -- Preface dated The Vicarage, Lewisham, S.E., Festival of S. Michael and All Angels i.e. 29 September, 1899 -- Introductory -- Return to Cambridge and Call to Delhi -- Cambridge Mission, Delhi (The Work) -- Cambridge Mission, Delhi (The Life) -- Furlough: Framlingham: Call to Japan -- A Missionary Bishop's Life (1886-1888) -- Missionary Methods, with Special Reference to Community Missions -- A Missionary Bishop's Life (1888-1893) -- Nippon Sei Kokwai (Holy Catholic Church of Japan) -- A Missionary Bishop's Life (1893-1897) -- Intellectual Standpoint -- The Call Home -- Appendices -- Index.
Contents of Appendices: A. [Resolution of Church Missionary Society, 10 August] -- B: Canons of the Nippon Sei Kokwai -- C: [Sacrifice / Edward Bickersteth].
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