Academic journal article International Review of Mission

Introduction by the Editor: Change and Continuity

Academic journal article International Review of Mission

Introduction by the Editor: Change and Continuity

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The International Review of Mission (IRM) appears with a new cover and a new layout. This more has been coordinated with our colleagues working for the "sister" publication, the Ecumenical Review, and the Publications Department of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

The IRM has been printed in the same format, and with the same red cover, layout and typographic style since.... January 1970, despite a succession of editors and editorial assistants, as well as some major mores in ecumenical missiology over these 33 years. For some time, we have felt that a "visual" change was necessary in order to give to the IRM a more contemporary look and also allow it to be more user-friendly.

We have kept the same format and basic red colour on the cover page. Of course, we have also kept the title, which has changed only once since 1912, and then by only one letter. In April 1969, the International Review of Missions dropped the "s" following key developments in missiology in the 1950s and 1960s, as documented in the previous issue of IRM, which reflected on the heritage of the Willingen conference held 50 years ago.

However, the visual change introduced this month to the IRM does not indicate any basic modification of existing editorial policy in terms of content and choice of papers and authors. …

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