Adeney, David H. (David Howard)

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Birth 1911
Death 1994

Biographical notes:

Missionary, author, educator; born November 3, 1911 in England; coverted, ca. 1919; graduated from Cambridge (BA in history, 1933; MA in theology, 1935); held administrative posts at local and national levels in British Christian student movement, Inter-Varsity Fellowship; worked with China Inland Mission in Henan Province (1934-1941) and with university student in Nanking and Shanghai (1946-1950), evacuating China in 1941 and 1950; married Ruth Temple, 1938; worked with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in the U.S., 1950-1955; worked as Associate General Secretary for the Far East with International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), 1956-1967; readmitted to China Inland Mission, by then renamed Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF), to establish and direct the Discipleship Training Center in Singapore, 1968-1976; taught at China Graduate School of Theology, 1976; was professor of Christian Mission at New College Berkeley, 1983-?; was minister-at-large for OMF; was president of IFES; returned to China on several trips after China was reopened to Western visitors in 1978.

From the description of Oral history interviews with David H. Adeney, 1988. (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 31200267


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  • Communism
  • Missions
  • Three-self movement
  • Evangelistic work
  • Sino--Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Evangelicalism
  • Church work with students
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • College students--Religious life
  • Missionaries, Resignation of


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