William Carey (missionary)


William Carey (17 August 1761 – 9 June 1834) was an English Christian
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minister, translator, social reformer and cultural anthropologist who founded the
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Serampore College
and the
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, the first degree-awarding university in India. He went to Calcutta (Kolkata) in 1793, but was forced to leave the British Indian territory by non-Baptist Christian missionaries. He joined the Baptist missionaries in the Danish colony of Frederiksnagar in
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. One of his first contributions was to start schools for impoverished children where they were taught reading, writing, accounting and
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. He opened the first Theology, theological university in
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offering divinity degrees, and campaigned to end the practice of sati (practice), sati. Carey is known as the "father of modern missions."Gonzalez, Justo L. (2010) ''The Story of Christianity'' Vol. 2: The Reformation to the Present Day, Zondervan, , p. 419 His essay, ''An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens'', led to the founding of the Baptist Missionary Society. The Asiatic Society commended Carey for “his eminent services in opening the stores of Indian literature to the knowledge of Europe and for his extensive acquaintance with the science, the natural history and botany of this country and his useful contributions, in every branch.” He translated the Hindu classic, the Ramayana, into English, and the Bible into Bengali language, Bengali, Odia Language , Oriya, Assamese Language, Assamese, Marathi language, Marathi, Hindi and Sanskrit.William Carey British missionary
''Encyclopædia Britannica''.
William Carey has been called a reformer and illustrious Christian missionary.V Rao (2007), ''Contemporary Education'', pp. 17-18,

Early life

William Carey, the oldest of five children, was born to Edmund and Elizabeth Carey, who were weaving, weavers by trade, in the hamlet of Pury End in the parish of Paulerspury, Northamptonshire. William was raised in the Church of England; when he was six, his father was appointed the parish clerk and village schoolmaster. As a child he was inquisitive and keenly interested in the natural sciences, particularly botany. He possessed a natural gift for language, teaching himself Latin. At the age of 14, Carey's father apprenticed him to a cordwainer in the nearby village of Piddington, Northamptonshire. His master, Clarke Nichols, was a churchman like himself, but another apprentice, John Warr, was a Dissenter. Through his influence Carey would leave the Church of England and join with other Dissenters to form a small Congregational church in nearby Hackleton. While apprenticed to Nichols, he also taught himself Ancient Greek, Greek with the help of Thomas Jones, a local weaver who had received a classical education. When Nichols died in 1779, Carey went to work for the local shoemaker, Thomas Old; he married Old's sister-in-law Dorothy Plackett in 1781 in the Church of St John the Baptist, Piddington. Unlike William, Dorothy was illiterate; her signature in the marriage register is a crude cross. William and Dorothy Carey had seven children, five sons and two daughters; both girls died in infancy, as did son Peter, who died at the age of 5. Thomas Old himself died soon afterward, and Carey took over his business, during which time he taught himself Hebrew language, Hebrew, Italian, Dutch language, Dutch, and French, often reading while working on the shoes. Carey acknowledged his humble origins and referred to himself as a Shoemaking, cobbler. John Brown Myers entitled his biography of Carey ''William Carey the Shoemaker Who Became the Father and Founder of Modern Missions''.

Founding of the Baptist Missionary Society

Carey became involved with a local association of Strict Baptist, Particular Baptists that had recently formed, where he became acquainted with men such as John Ryland, John Sutcliff, and Andrew Fuller, who would become his close friends in later years. They invited him to preach in their church in the nearby village of Earls Barton every other Sunday. On 5 October 1783, William Carey was baptism#Baptist, baptised by Ryland and committed himself to the Baptist denomination. In 1785, Carey was appointed the schoolmaster for the village of Moulton, Northamptonshire, Moulton. He was also invited to serve as pastor to the local Baptist church. During this time he read Jonathan Edwards (theologian), Jonathan Edwards' ''Account of the Life of the Late Rev. David Brainerd'' and the journals of the explorer James Cook, and became concerned with propagating the Christian Gospel throughout the world. John Eliot (missionary)#Legacy, John Eliot (c. 1604 – 21 May 1690), Puritan missionary in New England, and David Brainerd (1718–47) became the "canonized heroes" and "enkindlers" of Carey. In 1789 Carey, became the full-time pastor of Harvey Lane Baptist Church in Leicester. Three years later, in 1792, he published his groundbreaking missionary manifesto, ''An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens''. This short book consists of five parts. The first part is a theological justification for missionary activity, arguing that the command of Jesus to make disciples of all the world (Matthew 28:18-Matthew 28:20, 20) remains binding on Christians. The second part outlines a history of missionary activity, beginning with the early Church and ending with David Brainerd and John Wesley.William Carey (1792)
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Part 3 comprises 26 pages of tables, listing area, population, and religion statistics for every country in the world. Carey had compiled these figures during his years as a schoolteacher. The fourth part answers objections to sending missionaries, such as difficulty learning the language or danger to life. Finally, the fifth part calls for the formation by the Baptist denomination of a missionary society and describes the practical means by which it could be supported. Carey's seminal pamphlet outlines his basis for missions: Christian obligation, wise use of available resources, and accurate information. Carey later preached a pro-missionary sermon (the Deathless Sermon), using Isaiah 54:2–3 as his text, in which he repeatedly used the epigram which has become his most famous quotation: Carey finally overcame the resistance to missionary effort, and the Particular Baptist Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Amongst the Heathen (subsequently the Baptist Missionary Society and since 2000 BMS World Mission) was founded in October 1792, including Carey, Andrew Fuller, John Ryland, and John Sutcliff as charter members. They then concerned themselves with practical matters such as raising funds, as well as deciding where they would direct their efforts. A medical missionary, Dr John Thomas, had been in Calcutta and was in England raising funds; they agreed to support him and that Carey would accompany him to India.

Missionary life in India

Carey, his eldest son Felix, Thomas and his wife and daughter sailed from London aboard an English ship in April 1793. Dorothy Carey had refused to leave England, being pregnant with their fourth son and having never been more than a few miles from home; but before they left they asked her again to come with them and she gave consent, with the knowledge that her sister Kitty would help her give birth. En route they were delayed at the Isle of Wight, at which time the captain of the ship received word that he endangered his command if he conveyed the missionaries to Calcutta, as their unauthorised journey violated the trade monopoly of the British East India Company. He decided to sail without them, and they were delayed until June when Thomas found a Danish captain willing to offer them passage. In the meantime, Carey's wife, who had by now given birth, agreed to accompany him provided her sister came as well. They landed at Calcutta in November. During the first year in Calcutta, the missionaries sought means to Tentmaking, support themselves and a place to establish their mission. They also began to learn the Bengali language to communicate with others. A friend of Thomas owned two Indigo dye, indigo Factory, factories and needed managers, so Carey moved with his family north to Midnapore. During the six years that Carey managed the indigo plant, he completed the first revision of his Bengali New Testament and began formulating the principles upon which his missionary community would be formed, including communal living, financial self-reliance, and the training of indigenous ministers. His son Peter died of dysentery, which, along with other causes of stress, resulted in Dorothy suffering a nervous breakdown from which she never recovered. Meanwhile, the missionary society had begun sending more missionaries to India. The first to arrive was John Fountain, who arrived in Midnapore and began teaching. He was followed by William Ward (missionary), William Ward, a printer; Joshua Marshman, a schoolteacher; David Brunsdon, one of Marshman's students; and William Grant, who died three weeks after his arrival. Because the East India Company was still hostile to missionaries, they settled in the Danish India, Danish colony in
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and were joined there by Carey on 10 January 1800.

Late Indian period

Once settled in
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, the mission bought a house large enough to accommodate all of their families and a school, which was to be their principal means of support. Ward set up a print shop with a secondhand press Carey had acquired and began the task of printing the Bible in Bengali. In August 1800 Fountain died of dysentery. By the end of that year, the mission had their first convert, a Hinduism, Hindu named Krishna Pal. They had also earned the goodwill of the local Danish government and Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley , Richard Wellesley, then Governor-General of India. The conversion of Hindus to Christianity posed a new question for the missionaries concerning whether it was appropriate for converts to retain their caste. In 1802, the daughter of Krishna Pal, a Shudra, Sudra, married a Brahmin. This wedding was a public demonstration that the church repudiated the caste distinctions. Brunsdon and Thomas died in 1801. The same year, the Governor-General founded Fort William College, a college intended to educate civil servants. He offered Carey the position of professor of Bengali. Carey's colleagues at the college included pundit (India), pundits, whom he could consult to correct his Bengali testament. One of his colleagues was Madan Mohan Tarkalankar who taught him the Sanskrit language. He also wrote grammars of Bengali and Sanskrit, and began a translation of the Bible into Sanskrit. He also used his influence with the Governor-General to help put a stop to the practices of infant sacrifice and Sati (practice), suttee, after consulting with the pundits and determining that they had no basis in the Hindu sacred writings (although the latter would not be abolished until 1829). Dorothy Carey died in 1807. Due to her debilitating mental breakdown, she had long since ceased to be an able member of the mission, and her condition was an additional burden to it. John Marshman wrote how Carey worked away on his studies and translations, "…while an insane wife, frequently wrought up to a state of most distressing excitement, was in the next room…". Several friends and colleagues had urged William to commit Dorothy to an asylum. But he recoiled at the thought of the treatment she might receive in such a place and took the responsibility to keep her within the family home, even though the children were exposed to her rages. In 1808 Carey remarried. His new wife Charlotte Rhumohr, a Denmark, Danish member of his church was, unlike Dorothy, Carey's intellectual equal. They were married for 13 years until her death. From the printing press at the mission came translations of the Bible in Bengali, Sanskrit, and other major languages and dialects. Many of these languages had never been printed before; William Ward had to create Punchcutting, punches for the type by hand. Carey had begun translating literature and sacred writings from the original Sanskrit into English to make them accessible to his own countryman. On 11 March 1812, a fire in the print shop caused £10,000 in damages and lost work. Among the losses were many irreplaceable manuscripts, including much of Carey's translation of Sanskrit literature and a polyglot dictionary of Sanskrit and related languages, which would have been a seminal philology, philological work had it been completed. However, the press itself and the punches were saved, and the mission was able to continue printing in six months. In Carey's lifetime, the mission printed and distributed the Bible in whole or part in 44 languages and dialects. Also, in 1812, Adoniram Judson, an American Congregational church, Congregational missionary en route to India, studied the scriptures on baptism in preparation for a meeting with Carey. His studies led him to become a Baptist. Carey's urging of American Baptists to take over support for Judson's mission, led to the foundation in 1814 of the first American Baptist Mission board, the ''General Missionary Convention of the Baptist Denomination in the United States of America for Foreign Missions'', later commonly known as the Triennial Convention. Most American Baptist denominations of today are directly or indirectly descended from this convention. In 1818, the mission founded
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to train indigenous ministers for the growing church and to provide education in the arts and sciences to anyone regardless of caste or country. Frederick VI of Denmark, Frederick VI, King of Denmark, granted a royal charter in 1827 that made the college a degree-granting institution, the first in Asia. In 1820 Carey founded the Agri Horticultural Society of India at Alipore, Calcutta, supporting his enthusiasm for botany. When William Roxburgh went on leave, Carey was entrusted to maintain the Botanical Garden at Calcutta. The genus ''Careya'' was named after him. Carey's second wife, Charlotte, died in 1821, followed by his eldest son Felix. In 1823 he married a third time, to a widow named Grace Hughes. Internal dissent and resentment was growing within the Missionary Society as its numbers grew, the older missionaries died, and they were replaced by less experienced men. Some new missionaries arrived who were not willing to live in the communal fashion that had developed, one going so far as to demand "a separate house, stable and servants." Unused to the rigorous work ethic of Carey, Ward, and Marshman, the new missionaries thought their seniors – particularly Marshman – to be somewhat dictatorial, assigning them work not to their liking. Andrew Fuller, who had been secretary of the Society in England, had died in 1815, and his successor, John Dyer, was a bureaucrat who attempted to reorganise the Society along business lines and manage every detail of the Serampore mission from England. Their differences proved to be irreconcilable, and Carey formally severed ties with the missionary society he had founded, leaving the mission property and moving onto the college grounds. He lived a quiet life until his death in 1834, revising his Bengali Bible, preaching, and teaching students. The couch on which he died, on 9 June 1834, is now housed at Regent's Park College, the Baptist Permanent Private Hall, hall of the University of Oxford.

Life in India

Much of what is known about Carey's activities in Indian subcontinent, India is from missionary reports sent back home. Historians such as Comaroffs, Thorne, Van der Veer and Brian Pennington note that the representation of India in these reports must be examined in their context and with care for its evangelical and colonial ideology. The reports by Carey were conditioned by his background, personal factors and his own religious beliefs. The polemic notes and observations of Carey, and his colleague William Ward, were in a community suffering from extreme poverty and epidemics, and they constructed a view of the culture of India and Hinduism in light of their missionary goals. These reports were by those who had declared their conviction in foreign missionary work, and the letters describe experiences of foreigners who were resented by both the Indian populace as well as European officials and competing Christian groups. Their accounts of culture and Hinduism were forged in Bengal that was physically, politically and spiritually difficult to preach in. Pennington summarises the accounts reported by Carey and his colleagues as follows, Carey recommended that British people in India should learn and interpret Sanskrit in a manner "compatible with colonial aims",Silvia Nagy (2010), ''Colonization Or Globalization?: Postcolonial Explorations of Imperial Expansion'', p. 62, writing that "to gain the ear of those who are thus deceived, it is necessary for them to believe that the speaker has a superior knowledge of the subject. In these circumstances, knowledge of Sanskrit is valuable." According to Indian historian V. Rao, Carey lacked understanding and respect for Indian culture, with him describing Music of India, Indian music as "disgusting" and bringing to mind practices "dishonorable" to God in Christianity, God. Such attitudes affected the literature authored by Carey and his colleagues.

Family history

Biographies of Carey, such as those by F. D. Walker and J. B. Myers, only allude to Carey's distress caused by the mental illness and subsequent breakdown suffered by his wife, Dorothy, in the early years of their ministry in India. More recently, Beck's biography of Dorothy Carey paints a more detailed picture: William Carey uprooted his family from all that was familiar and sought to settle them in one of the most unlikely and difficult cultures in the world for an uneducated eighteenth century English peasant woman. Faced with enormous difficulties in adjusting to all of this change, she failed to make the adjustment emotionally and ultimately, mentally, and her husband seemed to be unable to help her through all of this because he just did not know what to do about it.Beck, James R. ''Dorothy Carey: The Tragic and Untold Story of Mrs. William Carey.'' Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1992. . Carey even wrote to his sisters in England on 5 October 1795, that "I have been for some time past in danger of losing my life. Jealousy is the great evil that haunts her mind." Dorothy's mental breakdown ("at the same time William Carey was baptizing his first Indian convert and his son Felix, his wife was forcefully confined to her room, raving with madness") led inevitably to other family problems. Joshua Marshman was appalled by the neglect with which Carey treated his four boys when he first met them in 1800. Aged 4, 7, 12 and 15, they were unmannered, undisciplined, and even uneducated.


Besides Iain Murray (author), Iain Murray's study, ''The Puritan Hope'', less attention has been paid in Carey's numerous biographies to his postmillennial eschatology as expressed in his major missionary manifesto, notably not even in Bruce J. Nichols' article "The Theology of William Carey." Carey was a Calvinist.” and a postmillennialist. Even the two dissertations which discuss his achievements (by Oussoren and Potts) ignore large areas of his theology. Neither mention his eschatological views, which played a major role in his missionary zeal. One exception, found in James Beck's biography of his first wife, mentions his personal optimism in the chapter on "Attitudes Towards the Future," but not his optimistic perspective on world missions, which he derived from postmillennial theology.

Translation, education and schools

Carey devoted great efforts and time to the study not only of the common language of Bengali, but to many other Indian vernaculars including the ancient root language of Sanskrit. In collaboration with the Fort William College, College of Fort William, Carey undertook the translation of the Hindu classics into English, beginning with the three-volume epic poem the Ramayana. He then translated the Bible into Bengali language, Bengali, Oriya, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Sanskrit and parts of it into other dialects and languages. For 30 years Carey served in the college as the professor of Bengali, Sanskrit and Marathi, publishing, in 1805, the first book on Marathi grammar. The Serampore Mission Press that Carey founded is credited as the only press which “consistently thought it important enough that costly fonts of type be cast for the irregular and neglected languages of the Indian people." Carey and his team produced textbooks, dictionaries, classical literature and other publications which served primary school children, college-level students and the general public, including the first systematic Sanskrit grammar which served a model for later publications. In the latter 1700s and early 1800s in India, only children of certain social strata received education, and even that was limited to basic accounting and Hindu religion. Only the Brahmins and writer castes could read, and then only men, women being completely unschooled. Carey started Sunday Schools in which children learned to read using the Bible as their textbook. In 1794 Carey opened, at his own cost, what is considered the first primary school in all of India. The public school system that Carey initiated expanded to include girls in an era when the education of the female was considered unthinkable. Carey's work is considered to have provided the starting point of what blossomed into the Christian Vernacular Education Society providing English medium education across India.

Legacy and influence

William Carey spent 41 years in India without a furlough. His mission counted some 700 converts in a nation of millions, but he had laid an impressive foundation of Bible translations, education, and social reform. He has been referred to as the "father of modern Christian mission, missions", and as "India's first cultural anthropologist." His teaching, translations, writings and publications, his educational establishments and influence in social reform are said to have “marked the turning point of Indian culture from a downward to an upward trend.” Carey was instrumental in launching
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.Yeh page=39 Carey's passionate insistence on change resulted in the founding of the BMS World Mission, Baptist Missionary Society. Carey has at least eleven schools named after him: William Carey Christian School (WCCS) in Sydney, NSW, William Carey International University, founded in 1876 in Pasadena, California, Carey Theological College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Carey Baptist College in Auckland, New Zealand, Carey Baptist Grammar School in Melbourne, Victoria, Carey College, Colombo, Carey College in Colombo, Sri Lanka, William Carey University, founded in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1892, and Carey Baptist College in Perth, Australia. The William Carey Academy of Chittagong, Bangladesh teaches both Bangladeshi and expatriate children, from kindergarten to grade 12, and the William Carey Memorial School, (A Co-ed English Medium), operates in Serampore, Hooghly. An English medium school named William Carey International School was established on 17 August 2008 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


St James Church in Paulerspury, Northamptonshire, where Carey was christened and attended as a boy, has a William Carey display. Carey Baptist Church in Moulton, Northamptonshire, also has a display of artefacts related to William Carey, as well as the nearby cottage where he lived. In Leicester, Harvey Lane Baptist Church, the last church in England where Carey served before he left for India, was destroyed by a fire in 1921. Carey's nearby cottage had served as a 'Memories of Carey' museum from 1915 until it was destroyed to make way for a new road system in 1968. Artefacts from the museum were given to Central Baptist Church (Leicester), Central Baptist Church in Charles Street, Leicester which houses the William Carey Museum. Angus Library and Archive in Oxford holds the largest single collection of Carey letters as well as numerous artefacts such as his Bible and the sign from his cordwainer shop. There is a large collection of historical artefacts including letters, books, and other artefacts that belonged to Carey at the Center for Study of the Life and Work of William Carey at Donnell Hall on the William Carey University Hattiesburg campus..

See also

* Carey Baptist Church in Reading, England * Carey Saheber Munshi * William Carey University, Meghalaya



*Chatterjee, Sunil Kumar. ''William Carey and Serampore'', Calcutta, Ghosh publishing concern, 1984. *Daniel, J.T.K.and Hedlund, R.E. (ed.). ''Carey's Obligation and Indian Renaissance'', Serampore, Council of Serampore College, 1993. *M.M. Thomas. ''Significance of William Carey for India today'', Makkada, Marthoma Diocesan Centre, 1993. *Beck, James R. ''Dorothy Carey: The Tragic and Untold Story of Mrs. William Carey.'' Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1992. *Carey, William. ''An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens.'' Leicester: A. Ireland, 1791. * * *Marshman, John Clark. ''Life and Times of Carey, Marshman and Ward Embracing the History of the Serampore Mission.'' 2 vols. London: Longman, 1859. *Murray, Iain. ''The Puritan Hope: Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy.'' Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1971. *Nicholls, Bruce J. "The Theology of William Carey." In ''Evangelical Review of Theology'' 17 (1993): 372. *Oussoren, Aalbertinus Hermen. ''William Carey, Especially his Missionary Principles.'' Leiden: A. W. Sijthoff, 1945. *Potts, E. Daniels. ''British Baptist Missionaries in India 1793–1837: The History of Serampore and its Missions.'' Cambridge: University Press, 1967. *George Smith (1833–1919), Smith, George. ''The Life of William Carey: Shoemaker and Missionary.'' London: Murray, 1887. *Walker, F. Deauville. ''William Carey: Missionary Pioneer and Statesman.'' Chicago: Moody, 1951. *Dutta, Sutapa. ''British Women Missionaries in Bengal, 1793-1861.'' U.K.: Anthem Press, 2017.

Further reading

*Carey, Eustace – Memoir of William Carey, D. D. Late missionary to Bengal, Professor of Oriental Languages in the College of Fort William, Calcutta. 1837, 2nd Edition, Jackson & Walford: London. *Carey, S. Pearce – William Carey "The Father of Modern Missions", edited by Peter Masters, Wakeman Trust, London, 1993 *Cule, W.E. – The Bells of Moulton, The Carey Press, 1942 (Children's biography) *A Grammar of the Bengalee Language (1801) *Kathopakathan [কথোপকথন] (i.e. "Conversations") (1801) *Itihasmala [ইতিহাসমালা] (i.e. "Chronicles") (1812)

External links

The Church of St John the Baptist, Piddington

Center for the study of the life and work of William Carey, USA

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Central Baptist Church, Leicester

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