International Bulletin of Missionary 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. 25, No. 2, April

A New Meeting of the Religions: Interreligious Relationships and Theological Questioning / Faiths in Conflict? Christian Integrity in a Multicultural World
A New Meeting of the Religions: Interreligious Relationships and Theological Questioning. By E. Luther Copeland. Waco, Tex.: Baylor Univ. Press, 1999. Pp. ix, 179. $26.95. Faiths in Conflict? Christian Integrity in a Multicultural World. By Vinoth Ramachandra....
Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: General and Historical Objections
Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: General and Historical Objections. By Michael L. Brown. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 2000. Pp. xxvii, 270. Paperback $15.99. The history of disputation literature between Judaism and Christianity is a checkered...
Cameroon on a Clear Day
Cameroon on a Clear Day. By Helga Bender Henry. Pasadena, Calif.: William Carey Library, 1999. Pp. xiv, 194. Paperback $12.95. The author, Helga Bender Henry, was born in 1915, the youngest of six missionary children. She has taught in Christian education...
Christians and the National Movement: The Memoranda of 1919 and the National Movement, with Special Reference to Protestant Christians in Tamil Nadu, 1919-39
Christians and the National Movement: The Memoranda of 1919 and the National Movement, with Special Reference to Protestant Christians in Tamil Nadu, 1919-39. By D. Arthur Jeyakumar. Calcutta: Punthi Pustak. 1999. Pp. 282. Rs 500. This book is the doctoral...
Cultural Encounter: Korean Protestantism and Other Religious Traditions
The emplantation of Christianity in Korea over the last two centuries, and particularly of Protestantism from the late 1800s, has resulted in the creation of a Christian community that accounts for about a quarter of the population of the Republic...
Evangelism and Proselytism in Russia: Synonyms or Antonyms?
Missionary faiths such as Christianity and Islam strongly enjoin their adherents to witness to their convictions for the purpose of converting nonbelievers. [1] In this propagation they are both aided and restricted by modern human rights covenants,...
Faith in the City: Fifty Years of the World Council of Churches in a Secularized Western Context: Amsterdam, 1948-1998
Faith in the City: Fifty Years of the World Council of Churches in a Secularized Western Context: Amsterdam, 1948-1998. Edited by Martien E. Brinkman and Hugo Vlug. Zoetermeer, Netherlands: Meinema, 1998. Pp. 105. Paperback $7.95. One of several volumes...
Good Citizens: British Missionaries and Imperial States, 1870 to 1918 / Congregational Missions and the Making of an Imperial Culture in Nineteenth-Century England
Good Citizens: British Missionaries and Imperial States, 1870 to 1918. By James G. Greenlee and Charles M. Johnston. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, 1999. Pp. xxi, 274. $49.95. Congregational Missions and the Making of an Imperial...
Mission Legacies in Earthen Vessels
This issue of the INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN OF MISSIONARY RESEARCH marks the beginning of the twenty-fifth year of the Mission Legacies series. The first in the series, "Henry Venn's Legacy," appeared in April 1977, written by Contributing Editor Wilbert...
Mission Legacies in Earthen Vessels
This issue of the INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN OF MSSIONARY RESEARCH marks the beginning of the twenty-fifth year of the Mission Legacies series. The first in the series, "Henry Venn's Legacy," appeared in April 1977, written by Contributing Editor Wilbert...
My Pilgrimage in Mission
What a generation was mine--born on the eve of World War I, involved in World War II, living to experience the twilight of colonial empires and the subsequent transformation of nations. I served as a medical missionary with a career that spanned World...
Outside the Fold: Conversion, Modernity, and Belief
Outside the Fold: Conversion, Modernity, and Belief By Gauri Vishwanathan. Princeton:Princeton Univ. Press, 1998. Pp. xx, 332. $65; paperback $18.95. This book has won awards from the American Comparative Literature Association, the Modern Languages...
Personalia
Died. Marcello Zago, 68, Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, March 1, 2001, after a long illness. A member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Zago went immediately following his ordination in 1959 to Laos and Cambodia,...
Relevant Patterns of Christian Witness in India: People as Agents of Mission
Relevant Patterns of Christian Witness in India: People as Agents of Mission. Edited by Jesudas M. Athyal. Thiruvalla,India: Christhava Sahithya Samithy and MissionEvangelism Study Project, 2000. Pp. 269. Paperback Rs 125. This book is the product of...
The Current State of Religious Freedom
During the late 1990s and into the new millennium, the overall situation of religious freedom in the world has deteriorated. It is particularly bad in the larger Asian countries such as China, India, Pakistan, and Indonesia and in other large-population...
The Legacy of Bengt Sundkler
When Bengt Sundkler died in Uppsala, Sweden, on April 5, 1995, at the age of eighty-five, he left behind two incomplete manuscripts. One was his long-promised book A History of the Church in Africa (since completed by Christopher Steed and published...
The Legacy of Orlando Costas
Orlando Costas left the church universal an invaluable legacy by his short but intense missionary life (1942-87). He lived passionately every stage of his missionary pilgrimage in contrasting worlds: the United States and Latin America, the academic...
The Lutherans in Mission: Essays in Honor of Won Yong Ji
The Lutherans in Mission: Essays in Honor of Won Yong Ji. Eugene W. Bunkowske, series editor, Alan D. Scott, assisting editor. Fort Wayne, Ind.: Lutheran Society for Missiology, 2000. Pp. x, 187. This second volume in the Lutheran Society for Missiology...
Three Centuries of Mission: The United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 1701-2000
Three Centuries of Mission: The United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 1701-2000. By Daniel O'Connor and Others. London and New York: Continuum 2000. Pp. xvi, 448; illus. $66; L40; paperback $32.95; L19.99. Not to be pigeonholed as an institutional...
Transfigured Night: Mission and Culture in Zimbabwe's Vigil Movement
Transfigured Night: Mission and Culture in Zimbabwe's Vigil Movement. By Titus Leonard Presler. Pretoria: Univ. of South Africa Press, 1999. Pp. xxv, 349. Paperback $29.50. Transfigured Night is a rainbowlike case study of vitality and diversity in African...
United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 1701-2000: Chronicling Three Centuries of Mission
A new history of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel was published in October2000, in time to mark the tercentenary in 2001. This article is a first reflection on how, with only just over two years at our disposal, the writing of this...
What Is Mission? Theological Explorations
What Is Mission? Theological Explorations. By J. Andrew Kirk. Minneapolis: Fortress Press; and London: Dayton Longman & Todd, 1999. Pp. viii, 302. Paperback $19.95/L12.95. Author of numerous books on mission, Andrew Kirk is dean and head of the School...
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