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William Nesbitt Brewster

Missionary

William Nesbitt Brewster, American missionary.

Background

Brewster, William Nesbitt was born on December 5, 1862 in Highland, Ohio, United States. Son of Samuel A. and Rebecca (Nesbitt) Brewster.

Education

Educated Wittenberg College, Springfield, O., to end of sophomore year. Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1883, Doctor of Divinity, 1908. Bachelor of Divinity, Boston University School of Theology, 1886.

Career

Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1888. Went as missionary to Singapore, India, 1888. Transferred to Hinghwa, China, 1890.

Instrumental in founding Hinghwa Annual Conference, with over 100 Chinese evangelists and pastors, and over 20,000 constituency. On furlough, 1913-1914. Delivered course of lectures on missions, Boston University School of Theology, 1904.

Acting professor Chair of Missions, Boston University School of Theology, scholastic year, 1913-1914. Author: The Evolution of New China, 1907. The Cost of Christian Conquest, 1908.

The Methodist Man’s Burden (pamphlet), 1913. The Dollar Against the Cross (pamphlet), 1914. Assisted in translation of entire Bible into Hinghwa colloquial dialect, public in one volume, 1912.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Evolution of New China, 1907. The Cost of Christian Conquest, 1908. The Methodist Man’s Burden (pamphlet), 1913.The Dollar Against the Cross (pamphlet), 1914. Assisted in translation of entire Bible into Hinghwa colloquial dialect, public in one volume, 1912.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Fisher, October 28, 1890.

father:
Samuel A. Brewster

mother:
Rebecca (Nesbitt) Brewster

spouse:
Elizabeth Fisher