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Asoka recognized proselytism by peaceful means as a state duty.
He seems to have acted with prudence and moderation during the conversion of his kingdom and did not countenance compulsory proselytism.
Missions are however a far greater thing after all than simple proselytism.
Territorial ambition combined with the spirit of proselytism and with the greed of commerce to fill all Portuguese minds with the dream of a mighty Oriental empire.
The majority cite with approval a 1956 report of the World Council of Churches dealing with improper proselytism.