- Who isÂ Henry Martyn?
- What is his relationship to the subcontinent?
- How come there is an active centre and library at Cambridge, which now has a growing focus on theÂ academic study of mission and world Christianity, named after him?
- Why celebrate theÂ bicentenary of his death with events, seminars, services, an exhibition, and this capstone lecture series?
On the Henry Martyn Centre’s website I found a briefÂ biographyÂ and aÂ chronologyÂ of Henry Martynâ€™s (1781-1812) life. In addition, a quick on-line search resulted in a number of pieces declaring the passion Martyn had to “burn out for God.” I even came acrossÂ Ravi ZachariasÂ eloquently sharing and challenging his listeners with the story of this unbecoming Cambridge scholar/geniusÂ embracing the call to serve in India — choosing God over the interests of “his love.”