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. 35, No. 4, October

Accra Charter of Religious Freedom and Citizenship
Preamble We, the signers of this document, met in Accra, Ghana, from February 24 to 26, 2011, to bear witness to our dual citizenship as believers and as members of African societies and nations. We decided to meet and reflect on this dual citizenship...
Accra Charter of Religious Freedom and Citizenship
PreambleWe, the signers of this document, met in Accra, Ghana, from February 24 to 26, 2011, to bear witness to our dual citizenship as believers and as members of African societies and nations. We decided to meet and reflect on this dual citizenship...
A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story
A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story. By Michael W. Goheen. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011. Pp. xiii, 242. Paperback $22.99. A renewal of the church in terms of its missional calling can be no stronger than...
Allies at Odds: The Andean Church and Its Indigenous Agents, 1583-1671
Allies at Odds: The Andean Church and Its Indigenous Agents, 1583-1671. By John Charles. Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico Press, 2010. Pp. xi, 283. Paperback $27.95.This book is the first to fully examine the role that Indian intermediaries played in...
Baptists through the Centuries: A History of a Global People
Baptists Through the Centuries: A History of a Global People. By David W. Bebbington. Waco, Tex.: Baylor Univ. Press, 2010. Pp. xii, 315. Paperback $39.95.David Bebbington, University of Stirling, Scotland, one of the most significant contemporary scholars...
Beyond Pentecostalism: The Crisis of Global Christianity and the Renewal of the Theological Agenda
Beyond Pentecostalism: The Crisis of Global Christianity and the Renewal of the Theological Agenda. By Wolfgang Vondey. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010. Pp. xiii, 267. Paperback $32.Wolfgang Vondey is associate professor of systematic theology and director...
Book Notes
Cook, Matthew, Rob Haskell, Ruth Julian, and Natee Tanchanpongs, Ms. Local Theology for the Global Church: Principles for an Evangelical Approach to Contextualization. Pasadena, Calif.: William Carey Library, 2010. Pp. xxiv, 230. Paperback...
Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct
World Council of ChurchesPontifical Council for Interreligious DialogueWorld Evangelical AllianceThe INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN OF MISSIONARY RESEARCH presents below the full text of "Christian Witness in a MultiReligious World: Recommendations for Conduct."...
Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct: World Council of Churches Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue World Evangelical Alliance
The INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN OF MISSIONARY RESEARCH presents below the full text of "Christian Witness in a MultiReligious World: Recommendations for Conduct." Jointly issued in June 2011 by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Pontifical Council...
Contemporary Muslim and Christian Responses to Religious Plurality: Wolfhart Pannenberg in Dialogue with Abdulaziz Sachedina
Contemporary Muslim and Christian Responses to Religious Plurality: Wolfhart Pannenberg in Dialogue with Abdulaziz Sachedina. By Lewis E. Winkler. Eugene, Ore.: Wipf & Stock, Pickwick Publications, 2011. Pp. xi, 338. Paperback $39. Here is a...
Controversies in Interreligious Dialogue and the Theology of Religions
Controversies in Interreligious Dialogue and the Theology of Religions. By Paul Hedges. Eondon: SCM Press, 2010. Pp. viti, 286. Paperback £25 /$30.How Christians view other religions in view of the salvation given by God in Jesus Christ is one of the...
Dissertation Notices
Alexander, Jack. L. "Corky," Jr. "Inter-tribal Pentecost: Praxis Transformation in Native American Worship." D.Miss. Pasadena, Calif.: Fuller Theological Seminary, 2010. An, Sungbok. "On the Relationship Between Spiritual Development and...
Embroiled: Swiss Churches, South Africa, and Apartheid
Embroiled: Swiss Churches, South Africa, and Apartheid. By Caroline Jeannerat, Eric Morier-Genoud, and Didier Pé dard. Berlin: Lit Verlag; Piscataway, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 2011. Pp. xvii, 373. Paperbackeuro29.90 /$49.95.This book is about the...
Ferment at the Margins: Philippine Ecclesiology under Stress
Dramatic changes are afoot in the Philippines. A wide-ranging fragmentation is occurring, issuing in an ecclesial pluralism among people who desire unity. Theologies are emerging and fading. The influence of liberation theology, in the form called...
Intercultural Theology: Approaches and Themes
Intercultural Theology: Approaches and Themes. Edited by Mark J. Cartledge and David Cheetham. London: SCM Press, 2011. Pp. xi, 193. £35 /$55.The term "intercultural theology" has gained increasing popularity. It has been presented as the umbrella or...
Interreligious Dialogue: Conversations That Enable Christian Witness
For over thirty years now I have participated in a dialogue group in the United States called the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies (SBCS). The society, now with about 400 members, meets for two days prior to the annual American Academy of Religion...
Introduction to the Accra Charter of Religious Freedom and Citizenship
Religious leaders in Africa have had to give a lot of thought to issues of church and state because of the scale and urgency of the crises that have engulfed their societies. Political instability has eroded confidence in public institutions, while...
My Pilgrimage in Mission
On the final afternoon of the first Amish mission conference ever held, the horse-drawn buggies kept pulling into Jonas Gingerich's farm. We gathered on the lawn and sat on benches, with the women on one side, the men on the other. This groundbreaking...
Noteworthy
AnnouncingThe Centre for Mission Studies, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India, will hold a mission consultation January 18-20, 2012, on the topic "Mission and the Emerging Indian Middle Class." Papers presented will interact with the massive research...
Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria
Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria. By Ruth Marshall. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009. Pp. x, 349. $65; paperback $24.Since the late 1970s, charismatic Christianity, represented by the new Pentecostals, has emerged...
Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod
Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod. Edited by Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2011. Pp. ix, 259. Paperback $40.Editor Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, a Nigerian, is the provincial of the Eastern African...
Religions and the Common Good
Huston Smith, whose books long formed a staple in undergraduate courses on religion, was probably the most widely read advocate of the grand view that devotees of contending faiths are like climbers ascending the same mountain from different sides,...
The Legacy of Harvie M. Conn
God's future, the prophet Isaiah announced, is to be found in the city, where all of life finds its peace in God and God's purposes for the renewal of creation. (1) Harvie Maitland Conn (1933-99) was a missionary to Korea, evangelist, mission theologian,...
The Legacy of James Stephen
The interpenetration of missions and politics has been complicated, often ambiguous, and consistently fraught with conflict. The caricature entrenched in the popular imagination-missionaries were nothing more than the religious accomplices of the marauding...
The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century
The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution and Conflict in the Twenty-first Century. By Brian J. Grim and Roger Finke. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011. Pp. xiii, 257. £50 /$85; paperback £16.99 /$24.99.After demonstrating the broad extent...
Walk Humbly with the Lord: Church and Mission Engaging Plurality
Walk Humbly with the Lord: Church and Mission Engaging Plurality. Edited by Viggo Mortensen and Andreas 0sterlund Nielsen. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010. Pp. viti, 314. Paperback $45.For those of us who did not attend the Edinburgh conference "Church...
We Began at Tranquebar. Vol. 1: SPCK, the Danish-Halle Mission, and Anglican Episcopacy in India (1706-1843); Vol. 2: The Origin and Development of Anglican-CSI Episcopacy in India (1813-1947)
We Began at Tranquebar. Vol. 1: SPCK, the Danish-Halle Mission, and Anglican Episcopacy in India (1706-1843); vol. 2: The Origin and Development of Anglican-CSI Episcopacy in India (1813-1947). By Joseph G. Muthuraj. Delhi: ISPCK, 2010. Vol. 1: pp. xxii,...