International Bulletin of Missionary Research

International Bulletin of Missionary Research is a professional journal covering Christian mission and cross-cultural ministries. It examines contemporary issues and developments in the Christian world mission, employing interdenominational, interdisciplinary and international perspectives. Founded in 1977, it is a quarterly publication published by Overseas Ministries Studies Center.The editor is Jonathan Bonk.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 2, April

A Dictionary of Asian Christianity
A Dictionary of Asian Christianity. Edited by Scott W. Sunquist, with associate editors David Wu Chu Sing and John Chew Hiang Chea. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001. Pp. xxviii, 950. $75. A Dictionary of Asian Christianity (DAC) is a major publication event,...
Christian Missions and the Enlightenment
Christian Missions and the Enlightenment. Edited by Brian Stanley. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001. Pp. xi, 246. $45. In an excellent chapter introducing the eight essays of this volume-all originally delivered at conferences sponsored by the North Atlantic...
Died. Olav Guttorm Myklebust
Died. Olav Guttorm Myklebust, 96, Lutheran missiologist, November 29, 2001, in Oslo, Norway. Myklebust, a pioneer of the study of mission theology in Norway, was the founding general secretary of the International Association for Mission Studies and...
Eyewitness to Massacre: American Missionaries Bear Witness to Japanese Atrocities in Nanjing
Eyewitness to Massacre: American Missionaries Bear Witness to Japanese Atrocities in Nanjing. Edited by Zhang Kaiyuan. Foreword byDonald MacInnis. Published with the assistance of Martha Lund Smalley, Yale Divinity School Library. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E....
Footprints of God: A Narrative Theology of Mission
Footprints of God: A Narrative Theology of Mission. Edited by Charles Van Engen, Nancy Thomas, and Robert Gallagher. Monrovia, Calif.: MARC, World Vision, 1999. Pp. xxviii, 235. Paperback $21.95. What looks at first like a contrived title for a "narrative...
Gender or Giftedness-A Study on the Role of Women
Gender or Giftedness-a Study on the Role of Women. By Marilyn B. (Lynn) Smith. Manila: World Evangelical Fellowship Commission on Women's Concerns, 2000. $10 plus shipping (available from WEF, Wheaton, Ill.). This thorough study of women's roles in Christian...
Globalization, Mission, and the Coming Kingdom
Professor Dana L. Robert, a contributing editor, breaks new round in this issue with "The First Globalization." She suggests that the Anglo-American Protestant missionary movement between the two world wars contributed to what was then labeled internationalization...
Globalization, Mission, and the Coming Kingdom
Professor Dana L. Robert, a contributing editor, breaks new ground in this issue with "The First Globalization." She suggests that the Anglo-American Protestant missionary movement between the two world wars contributed to what was then labeled internationalization...
Global Missiology in the Twenty-First Century: The Iguassu Dialogue
Global Missiology in the Twenty-- First Century: The Iguassu Dialogue. Edited by William David Taylor. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2000. Pp. xii,564.$34.99. In this attractively presented documentation of the World Evangelical Fellowship Iguassu Dialogue...
La Missione Senza Confini: Ambiti Della Missione Ad Gentes. Miscellanea in Onore Di R. P. Willi Henkel, O.M.I
La Missione senza confini: Ambiti della missione ad gentes. Miscellanea in onore di R. P. Willi Henkel, O.M.I. Edited by Marek Rostkowski, O.M.I. Rome: Missionari Obiati di Maria Immacolata, 2000. Pp. 492. No price given. Willi Henkel, O.M.I., was presented...
Lesslie Newbigin: A Theological Life
Lesslie Newbigin: A Theological Life. By Geoffrey Wainwright. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2000. Pp. xiii, 459. $65. Bishop Lesslie Newbigin (1909-98) was one of the most important missiological and theological thinkers of the twentieth century. In...
Missionary Training: The History of All Nations Christian College and Its Predecessors (1911-1981)
Missionary Training: The History of All Nations Christian College and Its Predecessors (1911-1981). By Christopher David Harley. Zoetermeer, Netherlands: Boekencentrum, 2000. Pp. 252. Paperback $45. The World Missionary Conference at Edinburgh in 1910...
My Pilgrimage in Mission
My interest in mission has no connection with my family history. Neither the backgrounds of my parents nor the context of my high school education directly pushed me to take a university curriculum in theology. My father was an oil industry engineer,...
Power, Poverty, and Prayer: The Challenges of Poverty and Pluralism in African Christianity, 1960-1996
Power, Poverty, and Prayer: The Challenges of Poverty and Pluralism in African Christianity, 1960-1996. By Ogbu U. Kalu. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2000. Pp. xi, 199. $34.95. The consequential place of Christianity in modern Africa and the significance of...
Preparation and Fulfilment: A History and Study of Fulfilment Theology in Modern British Thought in the Indian Context
Preparation and Fulfilment: A History and Study of Fulfilment Theology in Modern British Thought in the Indian Context. By Paul Hedges. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. Pp. xi, 426. $63.95. Paul M. Hedges, currently teaching in China, studied the pivotal...
Rediscovering the Celts: The True Witness from Western Shores
Rediscovering the Celts: The True Witness from Western Shores. By Martin Robinson. London: HarperCollins, 2000. Pp. 204. Paperback L7.99. A remarkable quest is underway--to recover the vision, life, and power of the "Celtic" Christianity that began with...
Taking Stock: Theological Education in South East Asia
Seremban, Malaysia--The Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA) held its quadrennial general assembly, November 24-28, 2001, on the new campus of the Malaysia Theological Seminary, fifty miles from Kuala Lumpur. Eighty-three...
The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West.Again
The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West . . . Again. By George G.Hunter III. Nashville: Abingdon, 2000. Pp. 144. $15. George G. Hunter III has tapped into the current interest in all things Celtic to provide a splendid discussion...
The Continuing Conversion of the Church
The Continuing Conversion of the Church. By Darrell L. Guder. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000. Pp. xvi, 222. $20. This book is the fifth in the Gospel in Our Culture Series, dedicated to fostering a "missional encounter of the gospel with North American...
The First Globalization: The Internationalization of the Protestant Missionary Movement between the World Wars
The global vision intrinsic to Christianity--one world, one kingdom of God under Jesus Christ--has been the motive and purpose behind much missionary fervor. Driven by this idealistic vision, the mission of the church nevertheless has been conducted...
The "Jesus" Film: A Contribution to World Evangelism
On Saturday night, August 19, 2000, following an address by Pope John Paul II at the World Youth Day in Rome, the "Jesus" film was viewed by over one million young people. In the preceding four days, 694,000 videocassettes of the film were distributed...
The Legacy of Shoki Coe
Shoki Coe was born Chang Hui Hwang in Taiwan in 1914. When he stepped up to the podium at a 1972 World Council of Churches consultation to present his paper on contextualization, he roiled the pond of missiological thinking. How did this man of small...
The Story of the Dictionary of Asian Christianity
Reference works are multiplying like rabbits on the outback. A quick check in your local theological library will show that if you haven't looked through the reference section in the past year or two, you are out of date. There are dictionaries and...
Women and Christiantity. Vol. 1: The First Thousand Years
Women and Christianity. Vol. 1: The First Thousand Years. By Mary T. Malone. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2000. Pp. 276. $40; paperback $20. Through the use of Scripture, apocryphal and Gnostic literature, and the writings of a few women (both classical...