International Bulletin of Mission 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. 34, No. 2, April

Book Notes
Blanco, John D. Frontier Constitutions: Christianity and Colonial Empire in the Nineteenth-Century Philippines. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 2009. Pp. xviiii 372. $49.95/34.95 [pounds sterling]. Burke, David G., ed. Translation...
Evangelization, Visual Technologies, and Indigenous Responses: The South American Missionary Society in the Paraguayan Chaco
At the end of the 1880s the British South American Misionary Society (hereafter SAMS) established its first missionary station in the Paraguayan Chaco, on the shore opposite the city of Villa Concepcion, on the Chaco bank of the Paraguay River. (1)...
Fifteen Outstanding Books of 2009 for Mission Studies
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...
Guatemalan Catholics and Mayas: The Future of Dialogue
It hardly bears commenting that the first evangelization of the native peoples of the Americas was unfortunate in many respects. The abuse of forced conversion is reflected in Pedro de Alvarado's assault on the Mam Mayas in the highlands of Guatemala...
In the Absence of Missionaries: Lay Preachers Who Preserved Catholicism
Shortage of Catholic clergy has become a major issue for the Catholic Church in the United States and Europe. No end to the crisis is in sight, with few candidates to either the diocesan or the religious priesthood. While not commonly recognized, Catholicism...
Mission as Invasion?
To invade, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is "to enter in a hostile manner, or with armed force; to make an inroad or hostile incursion into." Evoking as it does the destructive chaos and terror of war, this definition can hardly be applied...
Mother-Tongue Translations and Contextualization in Latin America
Over the last seventy years Bible translation agencies have engaged in translating the New Testament into the hundreds of indigenous languages of Latin America. That immense task is now nearing completion. Yet translation is only part of the task;...
My Pilgrimage in Mission
When war broke out in 1939, my father, an ordained Anglican, was serving as a vicar in the East End of London. Fearing for the safety of his family, he evacuated my mother and two brothers to Buckinghamshire, where I was born in 1941. Two years later...
Religious Conversion in the Americas: Meanings, Measures, and Methods
Raeligious pluralism has fundamentally altered the social and religious landscape of Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Chile, millions of Latin Americans have abandoned their traditional Catholic upbringing to embrace new and different...
Taking Wolves among Lambs: Some Thoughts on Training for Short-Term Mission Facilitation
The short-term mission trip phenomenon has undoubtedly reshaped the way many churches in the United States both participate in international mission and understand mission today. (1) Robert Priest and his colleagues at Trinity Evangelical Divinity...
The Latin American Doctoral Program in Theology
The Latin American Doctoral Program in Theology (LADPT) was created by Latin Americans in response to the need for graduate-level theological studies to be offered in Latin America, by Latin Americans, in the languages of Latin America, for the church...
The World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910: Challenges for Church and Theology in the Twenty-First Century
What follows is neither a detailed review of Brian Stanley's The World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910 nor a full assessment of the legacy of the same conference. (1) Rather, highlighting some of the more notable achievements of Stanley's book...
Thirty Books That Most Influenced My Understanding of Christian Mission
I could make a distinction in my selection between the books that shaped my practice of mission during the twenty-six years I worked with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), some of them inspirational, expressing a deep spirituality,...
U.S. Megachurches and New Patterns of Global Mission
Robert Wuthnow, a leading sociologist of religion, points out that while "the demographic center of Christianity is shifting to the global South, the organizational and material resources of global Christianity remain heavily concentrated" in North...
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