International Review of Mission

This publication focuses on ecumenical missiology, while providing articles and academic papers on mission events, book reviews and detailed bibliography of current literature.

Articles from Vol. 97, No. 386-387, July-October

Amos Yong, Hospitality and the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices and the Neighbour
Amos Yong, Hospitality and the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices and the Neighbour, Maryknoll, New York, Orbis Books, 2008, 163 pp. Hospitality might seem a simple subject and ideal for a small book. Not so. Amos Yong is determined to prepare...
Bibliography on Mission Studies
The editors would be grateful if additional items for the bibliography, or suggestions to increase its usefulness, could be sent to The Crowther Centre for Mission Education, CMS, Watlington Road, Oxford, OX4 6BZ. The editors may be contacted by...
Confessing Faith Together in the Economy: The Accra Confession and Covenanting for Justice Movement
Abstract The world is in dire need of prophetic movements for justice and peace. A major challenge for the ecumenical movement is how to live faithfully in times of economic injustice, ecological degradation and empire. Spirituality and mission...
Conversion, Evangelism and Market
Abstract This article revisits the old theological notions of conversion and evangelism. These are vital theological ideas, which are revisited here in the light of the challenges of the neoliberal market economy. These concepts have often been...
Council for World Mission: A Case Study and Critical Appraisal of the Journey of Partnership in Mission
Abstract When the Council for World Mission was founded in 1977, the organization held up partnership in mission as the key constituting factor of its identity as a new mission organization. This paper critically appraises the organization's...
Crusade Violence: Understanding and Overcoming the Impact of Mission among Muslims
Abstract The events of the Crusades during the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries stand as obstacles in the midst of contemporary Christian-Muslim relationships, interaction and dialogue. These historical unfortunate and painful events have resulted...
Daniel G. Groody, Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace
Daniel G. Groody, Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace, Orbis Books, 2007, ISBN 9781570756962. First published in April 2007, this book has already received several reviews. This one is hinged on the ecumenical...
Editorial
"Melt Down Monday," "A Failure of System," and "Collapse of Casino Capitalism." These were the headlines of major British newspapers I read at the end of September on my flight to Edinburgh, Scotland. I was on my way to a preparatory meeting...
Neoliberalism and Reclaiming a Theology of Economy
Abstract The article clarifies the notion of neoliberalism and traces it back to the origins of liberalism in the civil revolutions of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. New in neoliberalism are not its economic doctrines and underlying philosophy,...
Oikotree: Putting Justice at the Heart of Faith
Abstract Oikotree is an ecumenical space in which a movement of those seeking to live faithfully in the midst of economic injustice and ecological destruction can take shape. Sponsored by the Council for World Mission (CWM), the World Alliance...
Practicing Evangelism from the Belly of the Beast: Transcendence and Transgression in the Missiologies of M.R. Shaull and O.E. Costas
Abstract This article uses the missiologies of Richard Shaull and Orlando Costas as correctives to evangelical methods of evangelism that tend to be a-historical, a-cultural and imperialistic. The article also criticizes North American civil...
Reconciliation and the New Identity in Christ: Pneumatological Perspectives of Christian Mission in Its Third Millennium
Abstract Stimulated by the theme of the 2008 International Association for Mission Studies' general conference on "Human Identity and the Gospel of Reconciliation", the article first screens the respective biblical terminology and texts and then...
Ruth Franzen, Ruth Rouse among Students
Ruth Franzen, Ruth Rouse Among Students, Global, Missiological and Ecumenical Perspectives, Studia Missionalia Svecana CV, Uppsala, 2008, 415 pp plus index. Professor Ruth Franzen presents an authoritative, vivid and sensitive history of the...
Susan E. Smith, Women in Mission: From the New Testament to Today
Susan E. Smith, Women in Mission: From the New Testament to Today, Maryknoll, N.Y., Orbis Books, 2007, 234 pp. The present publication is part of the American Society of Missiology Series and constitutes the results of research led by the Catholic...
Telling the Truth, Naming the Power and Confessing Our Faith in the Market: The Missiological Implications of the Accra Confession
Abstract This article argues that the neoliberal economic order that undergirds the contemporary phase of globalization is, to a great extent, linked to the demise of Christendom in Western society and the emergence of a post-Christendom culture...
Terrence J Rynne, Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power of Non Violence
Terrence J Rynne, Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power of Non Violence, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 2008, 228 pp. If, like me, you are intrigued and challenged by the title of Terrence Rynne's book, you will not put it down until you reach...
The AGAPE Process: A Challenge for Transformative Mission and Ecumenism in the 21st Century
Abstract This article interprets the links between the AGAPE (Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth) process, which the World Council of Churches (WCC) established to seek alternatives to the current process of economic globalization....
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