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date: 22 February 2020

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The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG), founded in 1702, was the first and only British missionary society, until the advent of Evangelical mission societies in the 1790s. This article explores the annual anniversary sermons of the SPG from the society’s establishment until the 1790s. Throughout the eighteenth century, the SPG mission sermons constructed identities for the various colonial North American and, to a lesser extent, West Indian, populations that were the targets of SPG missions.

Keywords: mission sermons, preaching, evangelicals, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts

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