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[[File:American%20Tract%20Society.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Four catechisms by  
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[[File:American%20Tract%20Society.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Four catechisms by
  
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Isaac Watts,
  
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published by the
  
American Tract  
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American Tract
  
Society and used  
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Society and used
  
in the Rainham  
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in the Rainham
  
Mennonite Church in  
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Mennonite Church in
  
latter 19th century  
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latter 19th century
  
Ontario.  
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Ontario.'']]    American Tract Society, founded in New York City, 1825, a merger of some 50 local and sectarian societies, interdenominational and international in its work, for the purpose of publishing and circulating "whatever would best diffuse a knowledge of Christ as the Redeemer and promote the interests of true religion and sound morality." In 1841 it inaugurated a missionary colportage program. By the 1950s its emphasis has emphasized reaching foreign language groups among American immigrants. Its publications were once widely used in Mennonite Sunday schools in America, and found their way into many Mennonite homes in the [[United States of America|United States]] and [[Canada|Canada]], especially before the inauguration of [[Denominationalism|denominational]] publishing programs. The Society remains active. It depends for support upon voluntary contributions from individuals and churches.
 
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'']]    American Tract Society, founded in New York City, 1825, a merger of some 50 local and sectarian societies, interdenominational and international in its work, for the purpose of publishing and circulating "whatever would best diffuse a knowledge of Christ as the Redeemer and promote the interests of true religion and sound morality." In 1841 it inaugurated a missionary colportage program. By the 1950s its emphasis has emphasized reaching foreign language groups among American immigrants. Its publications were once widely used in Mennonite Sunday schools in America, and found their way into many Mennonite homes in the [[United States of America|United States]] and [[Canada|Canada]], especially before the inauguration of [[Denominationalism|denominational]] publishing programs. The Society remains active. It depends for support upon voluntary contributions from individuals and churches.
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= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
 
[http://www.atstracts.org/ American Tract Society]
 
[http://www.atstracts.org/ American Tract Society]
 
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Four catechisms by Isaac Watts, published by the American Tract Society and used in the Rainham Mennonite Church in latter 19th century Ontario.
American Tract Society, founded in New York City, 1825, a merger of some 50 local and sectarian societies, interdenominational and international in its work, for the purpose of publishing and circulating "whatever would best diffuse a knowledge of Christ as the Redeemer and promote the interests of true religion and sound morality." In 1841 it inaugurated a missionary colportage program. By the 1950s its emphasis has emphasized reaching foreign language groups among American immigrants. Its publications were once widely used in Mennonite Sunday schools in America, and found their way into many Mennonite homes in the United States and Canada, especially before the inauguration of denominational publishing programs. The Society remains active. It depends for support upon voluntary contributions from individuals and churches.

Additional Information

American Tract Society


Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1953


Cite This Article

MLA style

Bender, Harold S. "American Tract Society." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 18 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=American_Tract_Society&oldid=90837.

APA style

Bender, Harold S. (1953). American Tract Society. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=American_Tract_Society&oldid=90837.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 88. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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