(Gossnersche Missionsgesellschaft; Berlin II). Founded 1836 in Berlin by J. E. Gossner,* who withdrew from Berlin* Missionary Society I because of policy differences. Berlin I stressed a mission as a thoroughly organized institution; Gossner emphasized the missionary as an apostle driven by faith and casting all his cares on God. His soc. received royal sanction 1842. Sent missionaries to Australia, New Guinea, South Sea Islands, Indonesia, India (with special success among the Kols), Afr., and Am. See also Bading, Johann.
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