International Review of Mission

This publication focuses on ecumenical missiology, while providing articles and academic papers on mission events, book reviews and detailed bibliography of current literature.

Articles from Vol. 98, No. 388, April

Beyond Four-Walled Campuses: Models of Ecumenical Theological Education in Interfaith Issues in India
Abstract This article examines the relevancy of three education system models--professional or university, banking or teacher-centred, and campus or residential--from an inter-religious perspective. These models are no longer adequate ill a multi-religious...
Bibliography on Mission Studies
The editors would be grateful if additional items for the bibliography, or suggestions to increase its usefulness, could be sent to The Crowther Centre for Mission Education, CMS, Watlington Road, Oxford, OX4 6BZ. The editors may be contacted by email...
Contextuality and Catholicity: The Task of Orthodox Theology in Ecumenical Theological Education
Abstract The essay unfolds theological foundations for theological education in ecumenical perspective from Orthodox perspectives seeing it as a worldwide enterprise fundamental to the mission of the church, not in its institutional character, but...
Contextuality and Community: Challenges for Theological Education and Ecumenical Formation
Abstract This article looks at some aspects of the history of ecumenical theological formation. It emphasizes the need to strive for quality theological education. This should always be ecumenical and pluralistic, link the global and the local and...
Ethnic Studies: An Urgent Need in Theological Education in Africa
Abstract By virtue of its subject matter, theological education ought to infuse life with morals and values, thus moulding a just, moral and peaceful society such as is envisaged in God's telos for His world. And in line with its aims, theological...
Guest Editorial
Theological education is the seedbed for the renewal of churches and their ministries and mission in today's world. If theological education systems are neglected or not given their due prominence in church leadership, theological reflection and funding,...
Magna Charta on Ecumenical Formation in Theological Education in the 21st Century-10 Key Convictions
1) Ecumenism as an urgent need in theological education The basis of the WCC affirms: "The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures and therefore seek...
Major Challenges for African Women Theologians in Theological Education (1989-2008)
Abstract The paper reflects on the major challenges for African women theologians in theological education as presented and experienced in the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians ("Circle") which was launched in Ghana in 1989 as a community...
Paradigm Shift in Theological Education in Southern and Central Africa and Its Relevance to Ministerial Formation
Abstract Theological education is of crucial importance in the mission of the Church in Southern and Central Africa. This paper discusses the changes that have taken place in theological education in post-independence Africa. The author argues that...
Recovering Missional Ecclesiology in Theological Education
Abstract The first part of this paper seeks to demonstrate how predominant Christiania, under Christendom, divorced mission from ecclesiology, and marginalized missiology from the theological curriculum. This is not only a problem for the west,...
The Future of Theological Education in Central and Eastern Europe: Challenges for Ecumenical Learning in the 21st Century
Abstract The article focuses on the context of Central and Eastern Europe. The introduction surveys earlier references to this context in the activities of the WCC programmes on theological education. It then characterizes the situation regarding...
Theological Reconstruction in China: Ecumenical Accompaniment in the Self-Theologizing Effort in Theological Education
Abstract In 2007 Protestants in China celebrated the 200th anniversary of their journey of faith. The continuing concern of Chinese Christian theological educators is to rejuvenate Christianity in China by critically adapting to the contemporary...
Towards a Relevant Paradigm of Theological Education for an Effective Christian Mission in South East Asia: An Attempt at Re-Engineering the South East Asia Graduate School of Theology
Abstract The advanced theological education implemented in Asia through area cooperation in order to overcome the limitation of personnel, experiences and educational resources, i.e. South East Asia Graduate School of Theology (SEAGST), has come...
Travelling through Memory Lane: Theological Education in the World Council of Churches
Abstract The paper highlights crucial stages in the development of the programme on Ecumenical Theological Education (ETE) in the World Council of Churches which in its earlier incarnations goes back to the Accra Conference of the International...
WOCATI Congress Message
"May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we want to know what they mean." (Acts 17,19f) The IV Congress of the World Conference of Associations of Theological Institutions...