"Truth of any kind is food for the soul."

The Rev. Jesse Caswell, 1841

Friday, November 23, 2012

"Christianity in Siam" (1904)

The time is fast approaching when anyone with access to internet can do great amounts of Thai church history research right at home anywhere in the world. The one problem, of course, is finding the relevant material in the vastness of the web. A case in point is a brief article salted away in a place where no one looking for Thai church history sources would ever think to look. It is entitled, "Christianity in Siam," and it is found in the Boston Evening Transcript, 75 (21 May 1904), 28. The article describes the changing conditions of Protestant mission work and the resulting development. Although not long, it provides a beautiful quick snapshot of Protestant missions in Siam at the turn of the 19th century.