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. 32, No. 3, July

African Immigrant Religions in America
African Immigrant Religions in America. Edited by Jacob K. Olupona and Regina Gemignani. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2007. Pp. O, 352. $75; paperback $23.During the period of slavery (1619-1865), the African population in the United States grew from...
A Social History of Christianity: North-West India since 1800
A Social History of Christianity: North-West India Since 1800. By John C. B. Webster. New Delhi: Oxford Univ. Press, 2007. Pp. xiv, 410. Rs 695 / $55.John Webster, who went as a missionary to Punjab, India, in 1963, has pondered the subject matter of...
Blood and Fire, Tsar and Commissar: The Salvation Army in Russia, 1907-1923
Blood and Fire, Tsar and Commissar: The Salvation Army in Russia, 1907-1923. By Tom Aitken. Carlisle, Eng.: Paternoster Press, 2007. Pp. xxi, 319. £19.99 / $33.99.Tom Aitken, a New Zealander, is a freelance writer and lecturer in history, literature,...
Book Notes
Alonso, Carlos. A History of the Augustinians and the Martyrs of Mombasa (1568-1698). Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 2007. Pp. 112. Paperback $7. Bigart, Robert J., ed. Latin translation by James M. Scott. French translation by Elizabeth...
Christian Education Worldwide: Mission Possible-The Role of Mission Schools in the Twenty-First Century
Christian Education Worldwide: Mission Possible-the Role of Mission Schools in the Twenty-first Century. By Frank Andrews Stone. Victoria, B.C.: 1raffordPublishing,2007. Pp. 243. Paperback C$27.311 US$23.75 / euro18.52 / £12.28.For too long the disciplines...
Christian Remnant-African Folk Church: Seventh-Day Adventism in Tanzania, 1903-1980
Christian Remnant-African Folk Church: Seventh-day Adventism in Tanzania, 1903-1980. By Stefan Huschele. Leiden: Brill, 2007. Pp. xv, 621. euro139/$199.The dynamic growth of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa during the past half century constitutes...
Christian Responses to Asian Challenges: A Glocalization View on Christian Higher Education in East Asia
Christian Responses to Asian Challenges: A Glocalization View on Christian Higher Education in East Asia. Edited by Philip YMCTI Sang Leung and Peter TzeMing Ng. Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chung Chi College, Center for the Study of Religion...
David A. Kerr 1945-2008
David A. Kerr, 63, a distinguished professor in World Christianity and ecumenics, with a specialty in Christian-Muslim relations, held professorships in England, the United States, Scotland, and Sweden. In the autumn of 2005 he was diagnosed with amyotrophic...
David A. Kerr: 1945-2008
David A. Kerr, 63, a distinguished professor in World Christianity and ecumenics, with a specialty in Christian-Muslim relations, held professorships in England, the United States, Scotland, and Sweden. In the autumn of 2005 he was diagnosed with amyotrophic...
Dictionary of Mission Theology: Evangelical Foundations
Dictionary of Mission Theology: Evangelical Foundations. Edited by John Corrie. Downers Grove, III.: InterVarsity Press, 2007. Pp. xvii, 461. $32.John Corrie, a tutor in mission studies at Trinity College in Bristol, England, has assembled a notable...
Encyclopedia of Mission and Missionaries
Encyclopedia of Mission and Missionaries. Edited by Jonathan Bonk. New York Routledge, 2007. Pp. xviii, 473. $190.It was no mean task to attempt an encyclopedia on a topic of such vast scope. The series editor recognized this challenge by asking for...
Hannah Moore: A Biography of a Nineteenth-Century Missionary and Teacher
Hannah Moore: A Biography of a Nineteenth-Century Missionary and Teacher. By Isabel B. Weigold. New York: iUniverse, 2007. Pp. 120. Paperback $12.95; Adobe eBook$6.Hannah Moore (1808-68) was a young child at the beginning of the second Great Awakening....
History of Missiology Web Site
The History of Missiology Web site (http://digilib.bu.edu/ mission) is a collaborative project of the Boston University Theology Library and the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at the Boston University School of Theology. The site provides...
Missionaries as Heroes and Villains
When I asked Jamie Scott, author of two articles in this issue, to suggest a visual illustration for this editorial, he sent two cover images of Sky Pilot: Fighting Missionary of the Far North, a short-lived comic series (1950-51) featuring the heroics...
Missions and Film
We are all familiar with the phenomenon of the "Jesus" film, but various kinds of movies--some adapted from literature or life, some original in conception--have portrayed a variety of Christian missions and missionaries. If "Jesus" films give us different...
Missions in Fiction
Biblical portraits of the apostles are as much the products of fictional imagination as of historical fact, as are such early Christian texts as the Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity (ca. 203) and Athanasius's Life of Anthony (ca. 357). Later...
My Pilgrimage in Mission
My first task as a missionary was to help Indian Christians better understand their Hindu and Muslim neighbors. This somewhat novel assignment was warmly supported by the church council that ordained me and by the mission society that sent my wife...
Noteworthy
AnnouncingTheUnited States Catholic Mission Association, Washington, D.C., will hold its 2008 annual conference October 24-26, in Baltimore, Maryland. Michael Amaladoss, S.J., director of the Institute for !Dialogue with Cultures and Religions, Chennai,...
Oral Theology in Lomwe Songs
This article reflects on the theology that has taken root among Christians in one part of Africa. It also models one method of listening to people who have a lot to say but who tend not to write down much. Across northern Mozambique, in thatch-roofed...
Priest-Indian Conflict in Upper Peru: The Generation of Rebellion, 1750-1780
Priest-Indian Conflict in Upper Peru: The Generation of Rebellion, 1750-1780. By Nicholas A. Robins. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse Univ. Press, 2007. Pp. ix, 315. $59.95; paperback $29.95.Here is an extraordinary account of the day-to-day interactions between...
Reconstructing Christianity in China: K. H. Ting and the Chinese Church
Reconstructing Christianity in China: K. H. Ting and the Chinese Church. By PWKp L. Wickeri. Maryknoll, N.Y.: OrWs Books, 2007. Pp. xxv, 516. Paperback $50.Philip Wickeri's study of K. H. Ting (b. 1915), today the only Protestant bishop in China, arises...
Religion in New Spain
Religion in New Spain. Edited by Susan Schroeder and Stafford Poole. Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico Press, 2007. Pp. ix, 358. $39.95.In this volume, sixteen professors of Latin American history and related fields offer recent revisionist scholarship...
The Encounter between Christian and Traditional African Spiritualities in Malawi: The Search for a Contextual Lomwe Christian Spirituality
The Encounter Between Christian and Traditional African Spiritualities in Malawi: The Search for a Contextual Lomwe Christian Spirituality. By Francis G. Masuku. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Meilen Press, 2007. Pp. 396. $119.95 /£74.95.In this book Francis...
The Legacy of Jacob A. Loewen
Jacob A. Loewen was a missionary, anthropologist, translator, and writer. As a young boy in a Mennonite village in the USSR, Jacob Loewen could not in his wildest dreams have imagined becoming a missionary in Colombia, a college professor in Kansas,...
The Literary Legacy of Stephen Neill
Stephen Charles Neill (1900-1984) was one of the twentieth century's most influential writers on Christian missions. His long, distinguished career can be measured by his sixty-five books and his lectures, given on every continent. He served the church...
Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think about and Discuss Theology
Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think About and Discuss Theology. By Timothy C. Tennent. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007. Pp. xxi, 295. $24.99.In Theology in the Context of World Christianity,...
The Primitivist Missiology of Anthony Norris Groves: A Radical Influence on Nineteenth-Century Protestant Mission
The Primitivist Missiology of Anthony Norris Groves: A Radical Influence on Nineteenth-Century Protestant Mission. By Robert Bernard Dann. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford Publishing, 2007. Pp. 302. Paperback C$31.041 US$26.99 / euro21.04/ £13.95.Anthony Morris...
The State of the American Empire: How the USA Shapes the World
The State of the American Empire: How the USA Shapes the World. By Stephen Burman. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 2007. Pp. 128. $50;paperback $19.95.Not everyone agrees that the United States is an empire. In a review essay in Foreign Affairs...
True Confucians, Bold Christians: Korean Missionary Experience; A Model for the Third Millennium
True Confucians, Bold Christians: Korean Missionary Experience; A Model for the Third Millennium. By Antton Egiguren Iraola. New York: Rodopi, 2007. Pp. 328. Paperback $99 / euro66.Antton Egiguren Iraola, a Spanish-born Franciscan, is associate professor...