Fifteen Outstanding Books of 2009 for Mission Studies

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In consultation with fifty distinguished scholars from around the world, the editors of the INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN OF MISSIONARY RESEARCH have selected fifteen books published in 2009 for special recognition of their contribution to the advancement of scholarship in studies of the Christian mission and world Christianity.

Adeney, Frances, and Terry Muck. Christianity Encountering World Religions: The Practice of Mission in the Twenty-first Century. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic. Paperback $26.99.

Bays, Daniel H., and Ellen Widmer. China's Christian Colleges: Cross-Cultural Connections, 1900-1950. Palo Alto, Calif: Stanford Univ. Press. $65; paperback $24.95.

Bevans, Stephen B. An Introduction to Theology in Global Perspective. Maryknoll, N. Y.: Orbis Books. Paperback $30.

Breitenbach, Esther. Empire and Scottish Society: The Impact of Foreign Missions at Home, c. 1790 to c. 1914. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press. £60.

Eshete, Tibebe. The Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia: Resistance and Resilience. Waco, Tex.: Baylor Univ. Press. $54.95.

Johnson, Todd, and Kenneth Ross. Atlas of Global Christianity. Edinburgh: Univ. of Edinburgh Press. £120.

Kerr, David A., and Kenneth R. Ross, eds. Edinburgh 2010: Mission Then and Now. Oxford: Regnum Books; Pasadena, Calif: William Carey International Univ. …