the great German missiologist Gustav Warneck spoke of “the strange silence” of the Reformers in regard to missionary duty. This “silence” could be, he said,accounted for satisfactorily only by the fact that the recognition of the missionary obligation was itself absent. We miss in the Reformers not only missionary action, but even the idea of missions, in the sense in which we understand them today. And this not only because the newly discovered heathen across the sea lay almost wholly beyond the range of their vision,…but because fundamental theological views hindered them from giving their activity, and even their thoughts, a missionary direction. #THERE Philip Williams Joshua Peter Phillips