Southern Baptist Missionary to China
Namesake for Foreign Mission Offering
Toy, as he had now become, wrote reproposing marriage and suggesting
mission work together in Japan.
He was known as a brilliant
linguist and theologian. Following the Civil War he had studied
in Europe, where he was exposed to Darwinian theory and to "the
new ideas of the German scholars" on Old Testament history
Her conclusion was that
for her an "untenable position."
Later in China,
heated letters arrive, and "The temptation is great."
The professor, however, now espouses theories that "do not
square with God's Word." Rejecting C.H. Toy, Harvard, and glory,
Miss Moon says, "My cross is loneliness.
-- "Our Ordered Lives Confess: Three 19th Century Missionaries
in East Shantung" by Irwin Hyatt (1976)