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. 96, No. 380-381, January-April

A New Confession of Faith with an Eco-Theology and a Father-Centred Trinitarianism: A Critical Study of the 21st Century Confession of Faith of the Presbyterian Church of Korea
Abstract A mainstream Korean Protestant church has recently produced a noticeable confession of faith that includes two distinctive elements: eco-theology and Father-centred trinitarianism. The eco-theological position of the confession emphasizes...
Beyond the Text: Revisiting Jacques Dupuis' Theology of Religions
Abstract Jacques Dupuis (1923-2004) was a Belgian Jesuit and one of the Roman Catholic Church's leading theologians of religion. Dupuis' magnum opus remains "Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism". In that work Dupuis attempts to reconcile...
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 them at the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, University of Edinburgh, EH1 2LX, Scotland....
Christian Missions in South-Western Nigeria, and the Response of African Traditional Religion
Abstract This work is an historical assessment of Christian-African traditional religion worshipper relations in south-western Nigeria from the inception of Christian mission to date. A combination of bibliographical search and field work methods...
From Athens to Edinburgh
Papers included in this issue of IRM can be clustered around four major topics on which reflection and work is needed in the follow-up to the 2005 world mission conference in Athens, Greece, (1) and in preparation for the centennial of the 1910 Edinburgh...
Healing and Salvation in Late Modernity: The Use and Implication of Such Terms in the Ecumenical Movement
Abstract This article explores developments over the last decades in the way ecumenical texts, primarily originating from world conferences organized by the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, speak about soteriology. Under the headlines,...
Of Lions and Rabbits: The Role of the Church in Reconciliation in South Africa *
Abstract This essay uses an old African fable about lions and rabbits in order to launch, illustrate, probe and explore the role of the churches in the complex South African process of reconciliation since the end of apartheid, and the election,...
The New Quest for Healing: When Therapy and Spirituality Intermingle *
Abstract For some decades one has noted an increased interest in spirituality outside the traditional religions of the West, viz the three monotheisms. New spiritual quests often develop on the fringes of the churches, and sometimes even as a reaction...
Theses on Christian Self-Understanding and Religious Plurality
Abstract On the one hand, Christians have been commissioned to work for peace, justice and the preservation of creation. On the other hand, the identity of Christians is firmly rooted in Christ's "Great Commission". Can one reconcile these two commissions...
The Theological Foundations of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Christian-Muslim Relations (1)
Abstract This article first presents the Secretariat for Non-Christians/the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue that Pope Paul VI founded in 1964. Then it deals with the theological foundations that have been laid for Christian-Muslim...
Why Do They Do It? Lessons on Missionary Mobilization and Motivation from Indian Indigenous Missionaries
Abstract Non-Western mission agencies provide lessons for the global mission community in how to motivate and recruit cross-cultural missionaries. India, as the largest non-Western producer of cross-cultural missionaries, has a mobilization story...