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. 29, No. 2, April

Announcing
Crowther Hall in Selly Oak, Birmingham, England, has been closed. For thirty-five years (1969-2004) it served as the center for missionary training for the Church Mission Society. The decision to close Crowther Hall, despite a growing student body,...
Beyond Bosch: The Early Church and the Christendom Shift
David Bosch's Transforming Mission is a great book. (1) Its scope is comprehensive; it is, as Lesslie Newbigin put it, a summa missiologica. It is in three parts. Part 1, which reflects Bosch's deeply committed study of the New Testament, develops...
Book Notes
Braaten, Carl E., and Robert W, Jenson, eds. The Ecumenical Future. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004. Pp. viii, 237. Paperback $24. Butselaar, Jan van. Edited by Jerald D. Gort and Alle G. Hoekema. Mission: The Soul of Ecumenism; Essays. ...
Christian Mission: Lengthened Shadow of a Great Man
One of the most sought-after issues of Time magazine featured the editors' pick of the twentieth century's 100 most influential persons, good and bad. Grouped into five categories--Leaders and Revolutionaries, Artists and Entertainers, Builders and...
Describing the Worldwide Christian Phenomenon
Christians can be found today in every country in the world. Although Christianity has been gradually expanding since its earliest days, only recently has it achieved a near-ubiquitous presence around the world. In 1942 Archbishop William Temple spoke...
Dissertation Notices
Bacheller, William John, Jr. "Factors Involved in the Divorce or Separation of Pastors and Their Wives of the Evangelical Christian Church of Brazil." Ph.D. Deerfield. Ill.: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2004. Ballard, Paul H. "Team...
Missiology after Bosch: Reverencing a Classic by Moving Beyond
In a famous though possibly mythological moment in the history of theology, Albert the Great, preaching at the funeral of Thomas Aquinas in 1274, is supposed to have declared that all theology henceforth would be nothing but a footnote to his student's...
My Pilgrimage in Mission
I was born in 1927 in Antwerp, Belgium; my father was a steward on a British ocean liner, and the British hired their crews in Belgium. When the Great Depression broke out in 1929, foreigners were the first to lose their jobs. We had to return to Switzerland,...
My Pilgrimage in Mission
It was my extraordinary privilege to be involved in mission from birth. I was born on November 1, 1928, in the American Hospital in Neuilly, a suburb of Paris. My parents, Floyd and Ada Taber, were there studying in preparation for missionary service...
New Wineskins for New Wine: Toward a Post-Christendom Ecclesiology
Taking stock of more than a millennium of history, systematic theologian Hendrikus Berkhof asserted, "For centuries a static conception of the church prevailed." (1) Historical Christendom emphasized the institutional and pastoral character of the...
The Legacy of Francois Elbertus Daubanton
Francois Elbertus Daubanton was born in Amsterdam on February 5,1853, the son of a Walloonian minister in the Netherlands who sympathized with the revival movement of that time. Francois received a Dutch-French education marked by the piety of the...
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