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Christian Knowledge

Christian Knowledge, Society for Promoting (commonly known by the initials S.P.C.K.), is a society founded in 1698, and dating its present name from 1701, for the purposes, 1st, of promoting and encouraging the building of churches and schools in England and Wales, and 2nd, for dispersing Bibles and tracts at home and abroad, and advancing the diffusion of Christian knowledge. It has now a wider scope. With a revenue of £40,000 a year it sends out missionaries, translates the Bible into different languages, edits grammars and dictionaries for the use of missionaries and others, and publishes works of many different, kinds. There is a Scottish S.P.C.K. founded in 1709 for establishing schools in the lowlands and "highlands of Scotland.