Mullens, Joseph, Dd

Mullens, Joseph, D.D.

an English Congregational minister, was born in London, September 2, 1820. He gave his heart to the Saviour at the age of fifteen, and joined the Church a year later. He was. educated at Coward College, and in 1841 graduated B.A. from the University of London. In 1842 he was accepted for service by the London Missionary Society. He then studied for a time in Edinburgh University. He was ordained September 5, 1843, and sailed for India on the 9th. On his arrival it Calcutta he entered the institution at Bhowanipore, and in 1846 became pastor of the native church there, in which office he continued for twenty years. He rendered important service to the society by the collection of carefully prepared statistics. In 1866 he returned to England to. assist Dr. Tidman in the foreign secretaryship of the society. This office he held till his death. In 1870 he visited America to attend the annual meeting: of the American Board of Foreign Missions. In 1873 he visited Madagascar in the interest of the mission there. While making a journey to the heart of Africa to establish the mission at Tanyanyika. He died, July 10, 1878. Dr. Mullens is the author of, Twelve Months in Madagascar (Lond. 1873): — Vedantism, Brahmanism, and Christianity: Religious Aspects of Hinduism: Missions in India, and several other works on missionary subjects. See (Lond.) Cong. Yearbook, 1880, page 342.

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