A Historical Context of Missions

*Page from an essay written by Ralph Winter and orally delivered on tomorrow’s date in 1986 to the dinner meeting of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at the Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.A. The title is “The Student Volunteers of 1886, Their Heirs, and the Year 2000.” The subheading of this section is “Mt. Hermon and the Year 1900” and another subheading under that reads “The Secular Current.” SVM stands for Student Volunteer Movement.*