Goforth, Jonathan, 1859-1936

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1859-02-10
Death 1936-10-08
Canadians
English

Biographical notes:

Missionary and evangelist, born in Canada in 1859; ordained and married to Rosalind Bell-Smith in 1887; began missionary work in China in 1888; fled China from the Boxer Rebellion in 1900; began itinerant village preaching in China in 1901 primarily in Honan Province; observed spiritual revival in Korea in 1907 and led a revival in Manchuria in 1908 and subsequently throughout China; concluded ministry in China in 1934, but continued evangelistic work in North America until his death in 1936.

From the description of Papers of Jonathan and Rosalind Goforth, 1888-1981. (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 26448970

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Subjects:

  • Keswick movement
  • Presbyterian Church--Missions
  • Missions
  • Church work with military personnel
  • Fundamentalism
  • Women--Religious life
  • Liberalism (Religion)
  • Missionaries, Resignation of
  • Rural missions
  • Missions--Theory
  • Missionaries--Appointment, call and election
  • Sermons, English
  • Church and social problems
  • Families
  • Evangelistic work
  • Revivals
  • Children of missionaries
  • Women in missionary work
  • Presbyterians
  • Missionaries
  • Modernist-fundamentalist controversy

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Places:

  • China (as recorded)
  • China--Manchuria (as recorded)
  • Henan Sheng (China) (as recorded)
  • Korea (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)