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Missions and World Christianity: Historical Journals

Selected Historical Journals

Use the subject heading "Missions--periodicals" in Orbis to get a full list of missions periodicals available at Yale.

See the "Missions periodicals online" Guide for links to periodicals freely available online.

Listed to the right are a selection of current periodicals with links to request them via Orbis. Most of these journals are only available via the Library Shelving Facility or the Reading Room at Yale Divinity Library Special Collections:

United States

  • American Baptist Foreign Mission Society:

"Missions" (1910-1967): Microform

  • American Bible Society:

"Bible Society Record" (1849-1970)

  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions:

"Missionary herald at home and abroad" (1805-1951)

  • Christian and Missionary Alliance:

"Alliance Weekly" (1887-1987)

  • Episcopal Church:

"Spirit of Missions" (1836-1939)

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church/ United Lutheran Church:

"Foreign Missionary" (1914-1963)

  • Methodist Episcopal Church:

"The Gospel in All Lands" (1880-1903);

"Heathen woman's friend" (Online: 1869-1895) / "Woman's Missionary Friend" (Online: 1869-1940)

  • Methodist Episcopal Church, South:

"Woman's Missionary Advocate" (1880-1910);

"Missionary Voice" (Microform: 1911-1932) / "World Outlook" (1911-1970)

  • Presbyterian Church in the United States (Southern):

"Presbyterian Survey" (1924-1995)

  • Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (Northern):

"Foreign Missionary" (1842-1886) / "The Church at Home and Abroad" (1887-1898);

"Woman's Work" (1905-1924) / "Women and Missions" (Microform: 1924-1946)


  • Baptist Missionary Society:

"Missionary Herald" (1861-1886)

  • British and Foreign Bible Society:

"The Bible in the World" (1905-1971)

  • Church Missionary Society:

"Church Missionary Gleaner" (1841-1917) / "CMS Gleaner" (1918-1921) / "Church Missionary Outlook" (Microform: 1922-1937) / "CMS Outlook" (1938-1972)

  • London Missionary Society:

"Chronicle of the London Missionary Society" (1867-1966)

  • Methodist Missionary Society:

"Foreign Field of the Wesleyan Methodist Church" (1904-1932);

"Herald of the Primitive Methodist Missionary Society" (Microform: 1905-1922);

"Women's Work" (1932-1970)

  • Presbyterian Church of England:

"Presbyterian Messenger" (1908-1964);

"Our Sisters in Other Lands" (1887-1890; 1911-1937);

"Far Horizons" (1938-1966)

  • Society for the Propagation of the Gospel:

"The Mission Field" (1856-1941)

  • Church of Scotland:

"Life and Work" (1879-); "Other Lands" (1921-1959)

  • Free Church of Scotland:

"Monthly record of the Free Church of Scotland" (Microform: 1868-1989)