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. 24, No. 1, January

African Christianity: Its Public Role
African Christianity: Its Public Role By Paul Gifford. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1998. Pp. viii, 368.$26. This book is one of the fruits of the research funded by the Leverhulme Trust from 1992 to 1995 on the topic "Christianity in Post-Independent...
Annual Statistical Table on Global Mission: 2000
The table opposite is the sixteenth in an annual series describing statistics and trends in world mission. This year, the millennial year, our focus is the question of Christian fragmentation and the search for unity. There is little argument as to...
A World History of Christianity
A World History of Christianity. Edited by Adrian Hastings. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1999. Pp. xiv, 594. $45. The sure editorial hand of Adrian Hastings and the sturdy work of his contributors have combined to take an important step toward a genuinely...
Baptism of Fire: China's Christians and the Boxer Uprising of 1900
As preparations are made to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Boxer Uprising, this "midsummer madness" of 1900 remains a well-known but poorly understood episode in modern Chinese history. Most readers will be familiar with the fifty-five-day...
Bases Biblcas De la Mision: Perspectivas Latinoamericanas
Edited by C. Ren6Padilla. Buenos Aires: Nueva Creacion; and Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998. Pp. xii, 474. Paperback $30. Between May 1995 and March 1996, the Latin American Theological Fraternity (FTL) convened a series of three theological consultations...
De la Mision a la Teologia
De la misi6n a la teologia. By Samuel Escobar. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Kair6s, 1998. Pp. 96. Paperback $5. De la misi6n a la teologia (From mission to theology) is a collection of three essays by Samuel Escobar, professor of missiology at Eastern Baptist...
Fifteen Outstanding Books of 1999 for Mission Studies
The editors of the INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN OF MISSIONARY RESEARCH have selected the following books published in 1999 for special recognition of their contribution to mission studies. We have limited our selection to books in English, since it would...
Missiology: Its Subject Matter and Method. A Study of Mission-Doers in Madagascar
By Laurent W. Ramambason. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1999. Pp. 208. Paperback DM 651 $37.95. This is volume 116 in the Studies in the Intercultural History of Christianity series published by Peter Lang and edited by a distinguished panel of European...
Missionary Kid Memoirs: A Review Essay
Accounts of the lives of American children who grew up in foreign countries make for engaging reading. A growing number of studies discuss in academic detail their "third culture" childhoods. These studies often reflect a psychological perspective and...
Muslim-Christian Relations: Past, Present, Future
Muslim-Christian Relations: Past, Present, Future. By Ovey N. Mohammed, S.I. Maryknoll,N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1999. Pp. vi, 144. Paperback$16. This work provides a window into ongoing thinking by Catholic theologians on the challenging issue of Christian...
My Pilgrimage in Mission
My father, Alan W. Shorter, was Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum in London and underwent a conversion while studying the religion of the ancient Egyptians. He came to believe that Egyptian religion had providentially prepared the...
Peace Be with You: Justified Warfare or the Way of Nonviolence
Peace Be with You: justified Warfare or the Way of Nonviolence. By Eileen Egan. Maryknoll,N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1999. Pp. xiii, 337, Paperback $22. Eileen Egan, coworker with Mother Teresa and close friend of Dorothy Day, worked with refugees in Europe...
Privatization of the Christian Faith: Mission, Social Ethics, and the South African Baptists
Privatization of the Christian Faith: Mission, Social Ethics, and the South African Baptists. By Louise Kretzschmar. Legon, Ghana: Asempa Publishers, 1998. (Legon Theological Studies Series.) Pp. xiv, 431. Paperback $25, 15. This book is an auspicious...
Should Christians Take Marxism Seriously Anymore?
Let me begin with a reminiscence. In 1950, when my wife and I left China, I collected my thoughts and experiences from three turbulent years in that country in an essay I entitled "Christian Witness in Communist China." It caught the eye of a man whom...
The Changing Role of the British Protestant Missionaries in China, 1945-1952
The Changing Role of the British Protestant Missionaries in China, 1945-1952. By Oi Ki Ling. Cranbury, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press; and London: Associated Univ. Presses. 1999. Pp. 303. $45. Oi Ki Ling is an independent researcher based in Hong...
The Church, Dictatorships, and Democracy in Latin America
The Church, Dictatorships, and Democracy in Latin America. By Jeffrey Klaiber, S.J. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1998. Pp. ix, 326. Paperback $22.00. Originally published as Iglesia, dictaduras y democracia en America Latina (Lima: Pontifical Catholic...
The IBMR: Marking 50 Years
Fifty years ago R. Pierce Beaver, director of the Missionary Research Library in New York, launched the Occasional Bulletin from the Missionary Research Library. Produced in his office as a mimeographed paper with a staple in the comer, it was issued...
The Legacy of Eugene De Mazenod, O.M.I
Charles Joseph Eugene de Mazenod was born in Aix-enProvence, France, on August 1, 1782. He was the eldest of three children born to Rose Joannis and Charles Antoine de Mazenod. His father was the president of the Court of Accounts and Audits of Provence....
The Legacy of Johannes Beckmann, S.M.B
Johannes Beckmann could easily have become a teacher of German philology instead of a missiologist. He once told me--he was sixty-three at the time--that missiology did not interest him very much during his early theological studies, whereas German...
The Recovery of the West African Past-African Pastors and African History in the Nineteenth Century: C.C. Reindorf and Samuel Johnson
The Recovery of the West African Past-African Pastors and African History in the Nineteenth Century: C. C. Reindorf and Samuel Johnson. Edited by Paul Jenkins. Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 1998. Pp. 212. Paperback. No price given. Paul Jenkins,...
Western Learning and Christianity in China: The Contribution and Impact of Johann Adam Schall Von Bell, S.J. (1592-1666)
Western Learning and Christianity in China: The Contribution and Impact of Johann Adam Schall von Bellm S.J. (1952-1666) Edited by Roman Malek, SY.D. Jointly published by China-Zentrum and the Monumenta Serica Institute, Sankt Augustin. Nettetal: Steyler,...