Christian Mission and Evangelization in Bangladesh

De Rozario, Father Tapan
January 2011
Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology;2011, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p77
Academic Journal
"Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation" (Mk. 16:15), is the last commandment of Jesus Christ to his disciples. Therefore, the Christian Church is a missionary church and her special concern and mission is to preach the Gospel, the Good News, to all the nations. Bangladesh is a South Asian country in which Christian history had its beginning in the early sixteenth century through the efforts of Portuguese missionaries. This essay discusses the evolving sense of Christian mission in Bengal and sketches the major Christian churches and denominations, Protestant as well as Catholic, and their activities in Bangladesh. It also indicates some of the environing political, demographic and social factors that impinge upon Christian religious, educational and social endeavors.


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