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date: 26 May 2019

SPCK. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The ‘Society for Promoting, Christian Knowledge’. It was founded by T. *Bray and four laymen in 1698 ‘to promote and encourage the erection of charity schools in all parts of England and Wales; to disperse, both at home and abroad, Bibles and tracts of religion; and in general to advance the honour of God and the good of mankind, by promoting Christian knowledge both at home and in the other parts of the world by the best methods that should offer’. Much of its original educational and missionary work was in due course taken over by the ... ...

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