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Christian Mission

Christian Mission

How Christianity Became a World Religion

  • Author: Dana Lee Robert
  • Publisher: Blackwell Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 232
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The Gospels record that Christ commanded his disciples to "go forth and teach all nations." Thus began the history of Christian mission, a phenomenon which brought about massive shifts in the nature and practice of Christianity, and one that many say reflects the single most important movement of intercultural encounter over a sustained period of human history. To understand Christianity as a global movement, therefore, it is essential to study the role of mission - defined as the transmission of the Gospel across cultures. Erudite and enlightening, this brief book explores the 2,000 years of mission history, covering topics such as the meaning of the missionary through history, gender and missions, and missions in culture and politics. Given that in the twenty-first century, Christianity is now largely practiced outside the West, "Christian Mission" is an inspirational and invaluable resource to broaden our understanding of the nature of Christianity as a truly multicultural world religion.

Understanding Christian Mission

Understanding Christian Mission

Participation in Suffering and Glory

  • Author: Scott W. Sunquist
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 1441242147
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 464
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This comprehensive introduction helps students, pastors, and mission committees understand contemporary Christian mission historically, biblically, and theologically. Scott Sunquist, a respected scholar and teacher of world Christianity, recovers missiological thinking from the early church for the twenty-first century. He traces the mission of the church throughout history in order to address the global church and offers a constructive theology and practice for missionary work today. Sunquist views spirituality as the foundation for all mission involvement, for mission practice springs from spiritual formation. He highlights the Holy Spirit in the work of mission and emphasizes its trinitarian nature. Sunquist explores mission from a primarily theological--rather than sociological--perspective, showing that the whole of Christian theology depends on and feeds into mission. Throughout the book, he presents Christian mission as our participation in the suffering and glory of Jesus Christ for the redemption of the nations.

Christian Mission in the Modern World

Christian Mission in the Modern World

  • Author: John Stott
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 083089893X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 243
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Jesus sends us into the world just as the Father sent him. And yet thousands of years later Christians continue to disagree on what this involves. Some believe that the focus of Christian mission is evangelizing and "saving souls." Others emphasize global justice issues or relief and development work. Is either view correct on its own? John Stott's classic book presents an enduring and holistic view of Christian mission that is just as needed today. Newly updated and expanded by Christopher J. H. Wright, Christian Mission in the Modern World provides a biblically based approach to mission that addresses both spiritual and physical needs. With his trademark and unparalleled clarity and conviction, Stott illuminates how the Great Commission itself not only assumes the proclamation that makes disciples, but also teaches obedience to the Great Commandment of love and service. Wright has expertly updated the original book and demonstrates the continuing relevance of Stott's prescient thinking. This balanced approach to mission offers timeless guidance for current and future Christians to embrace Jesus' unconflicted and holistic model of ministry.

Transforming Culture

Transforming Culture

A Challenge for Christian Mission

  • Author: Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 0801021782
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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Lingenfelter sets out a model for understanding the workings of a society and then applies this model to conflicts missionaries and nationals often face over economic and social issues. He makes the second edition more accessible than the first by clarifying concepts, adding case studies, and reducing the book's length. October '98 publication date.

Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions

Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions

  • Author: Gerald H. Anderson
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802846808
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 845
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"The book also features cross-references throughout, a bibliography accompanying each entry, an elaborate appendix listing biographies according to particular categories of interest, and a comprehensive index."--Book jacket.

A History of Christian Missions

A History of Christian Missions

  • Author: Stephen Neill,Owen Chadwick
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • ISBN: 9780140137637
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Professor Neill's excellent and authoriatative survey examines centuries of missionary activity, beginning with Christ and working through the Crusades and the colonization of Asia and Africa up to the present day.

Introducing Christian Mission Today

Introducing Christian Mission Today

Scripture, History and Issues

  • Author: Michael W. Goheen
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830895434
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 449
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2014 Best Texts of Missiology, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore Mission--a driving force in the long Christian story--today is often cast as the embarrassing relative of tall-steeple religiosity. In our wider culture it's now tucked in the endnotes of book-club histories or forms the ghostlike ellipses in the six o'clock news. But in Introducing Christian Mission Today, Michael Goheen brings the vibrant history, motivation and challenges of Christian mission to the fore. Through the centuries Christian mission has always been recalibrating, retooling and reevangelizing. It has repeatedly taken surprising turns as it is carried along by the Spirit of God. Goheen's introduction to mission's biblical, theological and historical dimensions engages the present and anticipates the future. As he unfolds the major issues of the global and urban, the pluralistic and wholistic contexts of mission today, he lays the ground for engaging in God s great kingdom enterprise. This full-scale text incorporates the keen missional insights of Lesslie Newbigin, David Bosch and other formative thinkers. It will be a valued resource not only for those in crosscultural contexts but also for those engaged in reevangelizing the West.

The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission

The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission

Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips

  • Author: John Dickson
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310572029
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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This book comes out of years of reflection, failures, and some successes in the task of reaching out to others with the gospel. Many Christians think of the task of mission as an entirely verbal activity, when perhaps the best kept secret of New Testament teaching about mission is that it involves a whole range of activities that explicitly promote Christ to the world and draw others to him, and only a few of them involve speaking. Without diminishing or downplaying the importance of speaking the gospel, John Dickson shows that, on the other hand, downplaying the range of activities that promote Christ to the world has its own set of problems. It can make those who are not confident about speaking—of anything, let alone Jesus—feel inadequate and self-conscious in the task of reaching out to others. Equally, it can make those who do have a flair for speaking feel as though they are fulfilling Christ’s mission just by talking. But the reality is that the Lord wants our whole life, not just our lips, in the task of bringing the gospel to the world. Every facet of our lives can be used by God to promote the news of his power and mercy. In this practical guide to the biblical art of sharing your faith, John Dickson offers refreshing insight into the ways that all Christians can and should be involved in spreading the good news of Jesus. While not all Christians are called and gifted to become evangelists, we are all called to promote the gospel through a wide range of activities—prayer, financial partnership, good deeds, godly lives, public worship, daily conversation, etc.—with and without our lips. As readers engage with this book, grapple with its arguments and hear the stories of people coming to faith, they will be inspired to see the whole of life as significant for bringing the gospel to the world, and they will be liberated out of guilt and self-consciousness in evangelism into becoming perfectly natural promoters of Jesus Christ.

Short-Term Mission

Short-Term Mission

An Ethnography of Christian Travel Narrative and Experience

  • Author: Brian M. Howell
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830863400
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 257
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Over the past few decades, short-term mission trips have exploded in popularity. With easy access to affordable air travel, millions of American Christians have journeyed internationally for ministry, service and evangelism. Short-term trips are praised for involving many in global mission but also critiqued for their limitations. Despite the diversity of destinations, certain universal commonalities emerge in how mission trip participants describe their experiences: "My eyes were opened to the world's needs." "They ministered to us more than we ministered to them." "It changed my life." Anthropologist Brian Howell explores the narrative shape of short-term mission (STM). Drawing on the anthropology of tourism and pilgrimage, he shows how STM combines these elements with Christian purposes of mission to create its own distinct narrative. He provides a careful historical survey of the development of STM and then offers an in-depth ethnographic study of a particular mission trip to the Dominican Republic. He explores how participants remember and interpret their experiences, and he unpacks the implications for how North American churches understand mission, grapple with poverty and relate to the larger global church. A groundbreaking book for all who want to understand how and why American Christians undertake short-term mission.

English Teaching as Christian Mission

English Teaching as Christian Mission

An Applied Theology

  • Author: Donald B. Snow
  • Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
  • ISBN: 9780836191585
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 190
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Don Snow's well-thought-out details of how to bear witness, engage in ministry, serve the poor, contribute to peace, and build bridges of understanding clearly show the special role of Christian mission that Christian English teachers can have.

Western Christians in Global Mission

Western Christians in Global Mission

What's the Role of the North American Church?

  • Author: Paul Borthwick
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 9780830866052
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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The 2014 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit Winner (Missions/Global Affairs) 2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year ("Also Recommended," Global Outreach) The world has changed. A century ago, Christianity was still primarily centered in North America and Europe. By the dawn of the twenty-first century, Christianity had become a truly global faith, with Christians in Asia, Africa and Latin America outpacing those in the rest of the world. There are now more Christians in China than in all of Europe, more Pentecostals in Brazil than in the United States, and more Anglicans in Kenya than in Great Britain, Canada and the United States combined. Countries that were once destinations for western missionaries are now sending their own missionaries to North America. Given these changes, some think the day of the Western missionary is over. Some are wary that American mission efforts may perpetuate an imperialistic colonialism. Some say that global outreach is best left to indigenous leaders. Others simply feel that resources should be focused on the home front. Is there an ongoing role for the North American church in global mission? Missions specialist Paul Borthwick brings an urgent report on how the Western church can best continue in global mission. He provides a current analysis of the state of the world and how Majority World leaders perceive North American Christians' place. Borthwick offers concrete advice for how Western Christians can be involved without being paternalistic or creating dependency. Using their human and material resources with wise and strategic stewardship, North Americans can join forces with the Majority World in new, interdependent ways to answer God s call to global involvement. In this critical age, the global body of Christ needs one another more than ever. Discover how the Western church can contribute to a new era of mission marked by mutuality, reciprocity and humility.

Imperial Childhoods and Christian Mission

Imperial Childhoods and Christian Mission

Education and Emotions in South India and Denmark

  • Author: K. Vallgårda
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137432993
  • Category: History
  • Page: 279
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Making an important addition to the highly Britain-dominated field of imperial studies, this book shows that, like numerous other evangelicals operating throughout the colonized world at this time, Danish missionaries invested remarkable resources in the education of different categories children in both India and Denmark.

Christian Mission

Christian Mission

A Case Study Approach

  • Author: Alan Neely
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781570750083
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 295
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The case study method has revolutionized higher education, becoming the favored technique of presenters who want to help groups entertain options outside their normal repertory of programmed responses. Neely has adapted this educational tool to the study of cross-cultural ministries and mission.

Towards an Ecumenical Paradigm for Christian Mission

Towards an Ecumenical Paradigm for Christian Mission

David Bosch's Missionary Vision

  • Author: Pham Paulus Y.
  • Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
  • ISBN: 8878391581
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 485
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Toward this visionary paradigm, the ecclesiological basis has a crucial task. As sacrament the Church is the sign and instrument for the coming unity of humankind. In this respect, an adequate ecclesiology has to present the Church as the Church for others. The Church's existence must reveal the Kingdom of God, not only as the fulfillment of the Church but also as the future of the world. This vision is not so far above; if theology is considered as a science through which God becomes comprehensible and accessible to people of all cultural and religious backgrounds. Thus, the author creates a new paradigm for Christian Mission which could be stated in the words of Pope Benedict, As Christians we should never limit ourselves to asking how I can save myself. We should also ask: what can I do in order that the others may be saved and that for them too the star of hope may rise? Then I shall have done my utmost for my personal salvation as well3. This paradigm applies not merely to an individual Christian but to all churches that are engrossed in preserving their identity and their 'narrow' missions. Documenta Missionalia is pleased to present this work, which was originally submitted as a doctoral thesis at Pontifical University Gregorian. Paulus Y Pham has made some necessary changes for the publication. I am convinced that this book, since it highlights the common approaches to mission, will be of great inspiration and help for all Christians who in theoria and praxis prolong missio Dei in our modern world toward the universa Lordship Christ which would be expressed in His Kingdom.Christopher Shelke, S.J.

Colonialism and Christian Missions. (1. Publ.)

Colonialism and Christian Missions. (1. Publ.)

  • Author: Stephen Neill
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Missions
  • Page: 445
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Christian Mission

Christian Mission

How Christianity Became a World Religion

  • Author: Dana L. Robert
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444358642
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 232
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Exploring how Christianity became a world religion, this brief history examines Christian missions and their relationship to the current globalization of Christianity. A short and enlightening history of Christian missions: a phenomenon that many say reflects the single most important intercultural movement over a sustained period of human history Offers a thematic overview that takes into account the political, cultural, social, and theological issues Discusses the significance of missions to the globalization of Christianity, and broadens our understanding of Christianity as a multicultural world religion Helps Western audiences understand the meaning of mission as a historical process Contains several new maps that illustrate demographic shifts in world Christianity

Christian Mission in the Twentieth Century

Christian Mission in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Timothy Yates
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521565073
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 275
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Presents a historical overview of the main developments in the theory and practice of Christian mission in the twentieth century.

Women and Christian Mission

Women and Christian Mission

Ways of Knowing and Doing Theology

  • Author: Frances S. Adeney
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498217192
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 316
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What are Christian women thinking about mission? How do they do mission? What informs their knowledge and action as they address issues in a complex world where religious proselytizing has become suspect? This empirical study explores those questions, finding congruence among women from diverse backgrounds and cultural contexts. Women in mission face common identity issues, utilize art and beauty in their work, and develop character as they overcome obstacles in their cultural and denominational settings. Through nearly one hundred interviews of women in Europe, Asia, Brazil, and the United States, a study of women's theologies of mission, lectures, and countless conversations with women around the globe, this study finds common themes among contemporary women doing Christian mission. This book fills a lacuna in mission studies that professors, pastors, and church women and men will find informative and refreshing.

Christian Mission to Muslims

Christian Mission to Muslims

The Record : Anglican and Reformed Approaches in India and the Near East, 1800-1938

  • Author: Lyle L. Vander Werff
  • Publisher: William Carey Library
  • ISBN: 9780878083206
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 366
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Christian Moderns

Christian Moderns

Freedom and Fetish in the Mission Encounter

  • Author: Webb Keane
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520939219
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 336
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Across much of the postcolonial world, Christianity has often become inseparable from ideas and practices linking the concept of modernity to that of human emancipation. To explore these links, Webb Keane undertakes a rich ethnographic study of the century-long encounter, from the colonial Dutch East Indies to post-independence Indonesia, among Calvinist missionaries, their converts, and those who resist conversion. Keane's analysis of their struggles over such things as prayers, offerings, and the value of money challenges familiar notions about agency. Through its exploration of language, materiality, and morality, this book illuminates a wide range of debates in social and cultural theory. It demonstrates the crucial place of Christianity in semiotic ideologies of modernity and sheds new light on the importance of religion in colonial and postcolonial histories.