(December 29, 1868June 9, 1947). B. perhaps in or near Bristol, Eng.; educ. Oxford; ordained Angl. 1892; SPG miss. to N China 1895; ill; took over a parish ch. in Eng. 1904; resigned 1907 in protest against state ch. requirements regarding baptism; navy chaplain in WW I; began traveling internationally in the 1920s in the interest of missions. Works include The Case for Voluntary Clergy (reissue of 2 earlier works); Education in the Native Church; Educational Principles and Missionary Methods; The Establishment of the Church in the Mission Field; Mission Activities Considered in Relation to the Manifestation of the Spirit; St. Paul's Missionary Methods (later reissued as Missionary Methods: St. Paul's or Ours?); Missionary Principles; The Nevius Method in Korea; Pentecost & the World: The Revelation of the Holy Spirit in the Acts of the Apostles; The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church and the Causes which Hinder It. See also Cochrane, Thomas.
Reform of the Ministry: A Study in the Work of Roland Allen, ed. D. M. Paton (London, 1968).
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