- Groves, Anthony Norris
- ( 1795-1853 )founder of the faith mission modelAnthony Norris Groves, missiologist and a leader of the Plymouth Brethren, was born at Newton, Hampshire, England, in 1795. After a successful career as a dentist, he developed a desire to become a foreign missionary and applied to the Church Missionary Society (an agency of the Church of England). In 1825, he and his wife moved to Dublin, where he entered Trinity College to prepare himself.While at Trinity, he met John Nelson Darby and the small group of believers who were to inaugurate the Plymouth Brethren movement. Groves withdrew from the Church of England and the Church Missionary Society. In 1829, he became the first missionary representative of the Brethren. He spent his first years (1829-33) in Iraq, but given the hostile atmosphere he was relatively unproductive there. His wife died during these years.In 1825, Groves wrote a booklet, "Christian Devotedness," which made the case that Jesus' words to his disciples were applicable to all Christians, including such commands as "Sell all that you have and give to the poor,... and come follow me." He and his wife tried to live by such standards, and he preached them to his colleagues and audiences. He also shunned traditional ways of raising funds, including the denominational sending agencies. He advocated that missionaries rely solely on prayer and trust in God. He himself engaged in farming and business to provide funds for his ministry.Groves moved to India in 1833 to implement his ideas of independent "faith" missions. He worked for 20 years there, leaving behind a small following and one major disciple, John Aurlappen. He also influenced many through his books and his work, most notably Chinese missionary leader Watchman Nee, and Indian evangelist Bakht Singh. When the Brethren split into Exclusive and Open factions in 1848, Grove adhered to the Open Brethren, now known as the Christian Brethren. Groves retired to England and died in May 1853.Further reading:■ Anthony N. Groves, Christian Devotedness (Kansas City, Kans.: Walterick Publishers, 1993)■ G. H. Lang, Anthony Norris Groves, Saint & Pioneer: A Combined Study of a Man of God & of the Original Principles & Practices of the Brethren with Applications to the Present Conditions (London: Paternoster, 1949)■ Harriet Groves, Memoir of the Late A.N. Groves, Containing Extracts from His Letters and Journals. By His Widow (London, 1856), rpt. as Memoir of the Late Anthony Norris Groves (Sumneytown, Pa.: Sentinel Publications, 2003)■ Hy Pickering, Chief Men among the Brethren (London: Pickering & Inglis, 1961).
Encyclopedia of Protestantism. Gordon Melton. 2005.
Look at other dictionaries:
Anthony Norris Groves — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Anthony Norris Groves Anthony Norris Groves (Newton Valance, Hampshire, 1 de febrero de 1795 – Bristol, 20 de mayo de 1853) fue un misionero inglés inspirador de las misiones de fe (sin sostenimiento económico… … Wikipedia Español
Anthony Norris Groves — (* 1. Februar 1795 in Newton Valence, Hampshire; † 20. Mai 1853 in Bristol) war ein englischer Zahnarzt und Missionar, der die erste evangelikale Mission für Arabisch sprechende Muslime gründete. Er arbeitete unter anderem in Bagdad und später in … Deutsch Wikipedia
Anthony Norris Groves — (February 1 1795 ndash; May 20 1853), has been described as the father of faith missions . He launched the first Protestant mission to Arabic speaking Muslims, and settled in Baghdad, now the capital of Iraq, and later in southern India. His… … Wikipedia
Groves (surname) — Groves is a surname, and may refer to:* Andrew Groves, British Fashion Designer * Anthony Norris Groves, British missionary * Charles Groves, British conductor * Christopher Groves, English entertainer with ginger characteristics * Colin Groves,… … Wikipedia
Groves — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Abraham Groves (1847–1935), kanadischer Mediziner Anthony Norris Groves (1795–1853), englischer Missionar Colin Groves, (* 1942), englisch australischer Anthropologe (1966 promoviert) Charles Groves… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Glaubensmission — Als Glaubensmission bezeichnet man in der Missiologie solche meist evangelikalen interdenominationellen Missionswerke, die zur Finanzierung auf unmittelbare Werbung und Fundraising weitestgehend verzichten. Geschichte Die sogenannten… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Plymouth Brethren — The Plymouth Brethren is a conservative, Evangelical Christian movement, whose history can be traced to Dublin, Ireland, in the late 1820s. Although the group is notable for not taking any official church name to itself, and not having an… … Wikipedia
Benjamin Wills Newton — Infobox Person name = Benjamin Wills Newton image size = 170px caption = birth date = December 12, 1807 birth place = Plymouth, England death date = June 26, 1899 death place = Tunbridge Wells, England education = occupation = title = spouse =… … Wikipedia
John Kitto — (1804 1854), English biblical scholar of Cornish descent.BiographyBorn in Plymouth, John Kitto was a sickly child, son of a Cornish stonemason. The drunkenness of his father and the poverty of his family meant that much of his childhood was spent … Wikipedia
Karl Gottlieb Pfander — (1803 1865) was born in Wurttemberg in southern Germany. His background lay in the Pietist wing of the Lutheran state church, with its strong tradition of disciplined Christian living heartily enjoyed by evangelical craftsmen, tradesmen, and… … Wikipedia