NEVIUS, John L.


NEVIUS, John L.
(1829-1893)
   highly successful American PRESBYTERIAN MISSIONARY who worked first in China and then Korea. He developed the so-called "Nevius System" which promoted self-sufficient CHURCHES run by local people. His most important writings are The Planting and Development of Missionary Churches (1899) and Demon Possession (1894).

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