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. 25, No. 4, October

Adrian Hastings Remembered
Adrian Hastings, Emeritus Professor of Theology, University of Leeds. Catholic priest, church historian, missiologist, theologian, campaigner for justice. Born June 23,1929; died May 30,2001, aged 71. Adrian Hastings, who died after a short illness while...
Footsteps in Deserted Valleys: Missionary Cases, Strategies, and Practice in Qing China
Footsteps in Deserted Valleys: Missionary Cases, Strategies, and Practice in Qing China. Edited by Koen De Ridder. Louvain: Leuven Univ. Press, 2000. Pp. 186. Paperback BF 685. This volume is eighth in the Louvain Chinese Studies series from the Leuven...
Gender, Mission, and Higher Education in Cross-Cultural Context: Isabella Thoburn in India
The city of Lucknow, North India, bears the distinction of being home to one of the first women's colleges in Asia, Isabella Thoburn College (ITC). Named after its founder, Isabella Thoburn (1840-1901), an American missionary, ITC began as a girls'...
Gender, Religion, and "Heathen Lands." American Missionary Women in South Asia, 1860s-1940s
Gender, Religion, and "Heathen Lands." American Missionary Women in South Asia, 18608-1940s. By Maina Chawla Singh. New York. Garland Publishing, 2000. Pp. xiv,393. No price given. This volume is a welcome addition to the literature on women and mission....
Handbook of Christianity in China, Vol. 1: 635-1800
Handbook of Christianity in China, vol. 1: 635-1800. Edited by Nicolas Standaert. Leiden: Brill, 2001. (Handbook of Oriental Studies/ Handbuch der Orientalistik, part 4 China, 15/ 1.) Pp. xxvii, 964. $165. This first volume of the Handbook of Christianity...
In the Shadows of the Mahatma: Bishop V.S. Azariah and the Travils of Christianity in British India
In The Shadow of the Mahatma: Bishop V. S. Azariah and the Travails of Christianity in British India. By Susan Billington Harper. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans;and Richmond, Surrey, U.K Curzon Press, 2000. Pp. xxii, 462. $45. As a Rhodes scholar at Oxford...
Introduction to the Sociology of Missions
Introduction to the Sociology of Missions. By Robert L. Montgomery. Westport, Conn.; and London: Praeger, 1999. Pp. xxi, 183. $57.95. This book is a worthy pioneering effort to make sociology as familiar and instrumentally useful to missiologists as...
Love Never Ends: Papers by K.H. Ting
Love Never Ends: Papers by K. H. Ting. By K. H. Ting, edited by Janice Wickert. Nanjing, China: Yilin Press, 2000. Pp. 539. RMB 50 ($30 surface, $35 air). This isby far the most important collection in English of articles and addresses of Bishop K. H....
Miracles and Mission Revisited
In 1839 Alexander Duff, the renowned Scottish missionary to India wrote about the role of Christian education in training indigenous teachers and preachers of the Gospel. With such an aim, said Duff, "Missionaries of the Church of Scotland have been...
Mission, the Devine/human Enterprise
A handsomely produced volume recently reached our desk. Edited by an admired colleague and boasting a roster of expert authors for its several chapters, it offers a fresh world history of Christianity. The controlling idea behind its planning and production...
Mission, the Divine/Human Enterprise
A handsomely produced volume recently reached our desk. Edited by an admired colleague and boasting a roster of expert authors for its several chapters, it offers a fresh world history of Christianity. The controlling idea behind its planning and production...
Muslims and Christians Face to Face
Muslims and Christians Face to Face. By Kate Zebiri, Oxford: One World, 1997. Pp. 258. L14.99/$22.95. Down through the centuries, Christians and Muslims have related to one another in ways that range from long periods of correct coexistence and friendly...
My Pilgrimage in Mission
Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1927, was a great place and time for me to be born the "fifth kid" in a loving, middle-class, Catholic family. My two older sisters, two older brothers, and I were born within six years of each other, so we all grew up together....
Protestant Origins in India: Tamil Evangelical Christians, 1706-1835
Protestant Origins in India: Tamil Evangelical Christians, 1706-1835. By D. Dennis Hudson. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans; and Richmond, Surrey, UX: Curzon Press, 2000. Pp. xi, 220.$45. Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg and Heinrich Pluetschau, pietist missionaries...
Religion and Dalit Liberation: An Examination of Perspectives
Religion and Dalit Liberation: An Examination of Perspectives. By John C. B. Webster, New Delhi. Manohar Publishers, 1999, Pp. 124. Paperback Rs 150. John Webster is widely recognized as one of the leading exponents of Dalit history and theology. (Dalits...
Subverting Hatred: The Challenge of Non-Violence in Religious Traditions
Subverting Hatred: The Challenge of Non-violence in Religious Traditions. Edited by Daniel L. Smith-Christopher. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1998. Pp. 177. $15. The editor of this volume, Daniel SmithChristopher, is professor of theological studies...
The Legacy of William Milne
William Milne was born in 1785 at Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. After his father's early death, Milne supported the family as a farmhand and carpenter while receiving an education from his mother and a Sabbath school. At sixteen, Milne sensed...
The Missionary Outreach of the West Indian Church: Jamaican Baptist Missions to West Africa in the Nineteenth Century
The Missionary Outreach of the West Indian Church: Jamaican Baptist Missions to West Africa in the Nineteenth Century. By Horace O. Russell. New York: Peter Lang, 2000. (Research in Religion and Family: Black Perspectives Vol. 3.) Pp. xx, 323. $38.95....
The Saffron Mission
The Saffron Mission By C. V. Mathew. Delhi: ISPCK, 1999. Pp. xvi, 317. Paperback $12. The Saffron Mission examines the cherished notion that Hinduism is not a missionary religion. The nineteenth-century Indologist Max Miiller divided all world religions...
Women Missionaries in India: Opening Up the Restrictive Policies of Rufus Anderson
In 1870 two single young American women, Martha Mandeville and Josephine Chapin, arrived in Vellore, South India, to serve as "assistant missionaries" in the Arcot Mission of the Reformed Church in America (RCA). Although the mission would have preferred...