China missionary

The Yale Divinity Library is world-renowned for its Day Missions Collection, documenting the missionary movement and world Christianity.  This photo of a missionary riding along a rice paddy comes from the papers of Rolland and Lottie Welch, who served in Hunan, China from 1917 to 1923.

In Focus

New Exhibit: Missionary Journeys

Prior to the advent of modern transportation, missionaries faced journeys of enormous peril and adventure as they sought to spread the gospel. Using documentation from the Divinity Library’s renowned Day Missions collection, this exhibit provides glimpses into the stories of several individuals who traveled to the Middle East, Oceania, China, and elsewhere.

The commentary series Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible, is now available as a Yale Electronic Resource on the Project Muse platform. Hermeneia is a critical, historical commentary to the Bible and other literature closely related to the Bible. “It utilizes the full range of philological and historical tools, including textual criticism, the methods of the history of tradition, and the history of religion.”