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Bible Societies

The movement can be traced back to the Pietist movement in Germany with the founding of the Van Canstein Bible Society in 1710. The modern movement began in 1804 with the founding of the British and Foreign Bible Society in London by a group of evangelicals, mostly Anglicans. Its stated aim was “to encourage the wider circulation of the Holy Scriptures, without note or comment.” The movement spread quickly to Europe and the British colonies; 1816 saw the origin of the American Bible Society, and by 1819 a Russian Bible Society had produced the NT in a new translation.