World Evangelical Theological Institute Association (WETIA) (see their recommendations below)
The Challenge to Theological Education by John B. Cobb, Jr. The deep changes needed in our world cannot occur without the self-reform of major institutions, most of which are inherently conservative and resistant to change. The church is one such institution. However, some of the smaller institutions affiliated with the church may be in position to bring about change, and theological seminaries are among the most important of them. (annotation from site)
Missiology in a Pluralistic World: The Place of Mission Study in Theological Education by Lalsangkima Pachuau The author explores and analyzes various concepts of mission and missiology. The early Western missionary movement, generally speaking, aimed foremost at the saving of the souls from eternal damnation. Mission as expansion of Christendom through conversion and church growth was a dominant view during the Western colonial period. Then came the concept of missio dei, in which Christian mission was understood as Christian participation in God’s mission. But this was too broad: “If everything is mission, nothing is mission.” Instead, he proposes using “witness across religious boundaries” as the defining principle of mission and as the integrating principle of missiology, and he explores the implications of this defining hub for the future of theological study. (annotation from site)
Conn,Harvie M. and Samuel F. Rowen Missions and Theological Education in World Perspective – 1984 … Christian … Cover title: Missions & theological education in world perspective. – About this book
Lingenfelter, Judith and Sherwood Teaching Cross-Culturally: An Incarnational Model for Learning and Teaching
From the World Evangelical Theological Institute Association (WETIA) great site for theological education resources. Their recommendations:
Evangelical Training Database
A searchable Internet database listing evangelical pastoral, theological and missionary training courses in all countries.
A gateway to scholarly Internet resource collections.
Instructional Management Systems
A global learning consortium of more than 1,600 colleges and universities and 150 corporations that aims to develop an open architecture for online learning. IMS was the original sponsor of SCORM.
A free resource centre and a forum on evangelical theological education
Theology Degrees Online
A guide to online theology degree programs
International Council for Evangelical Theological Education is a global community, sponsored by eight continental & regional networks of theological schools.
Libraries of Interest
Canada’s National Database
International directory of academic, public, and other library web pages and catalogs
American Society of Missiology
The North American professional organization for missiologists
The Internet Mission Photography Archive
A database of mission photographs from repositories in Britain, continental Europe, and North America with more than 2,000 photographs dating from the 19th century to World War II.
Mundus Gateway to British Periodicals on Missions
An extensive data base on British mission periodicals in British libraries
Overseas Ministries Study Center
OMSC publishes the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, the leading mission journal in English.
The journal is indexed at this site. There is also information on seminars and workshops, including the January “Seminar for Seminarians.”
World Missions Atlas Project (WorldMAP)
A project to “create maps of languages and people groups for each country of the world while linking appropriate missions related data. The status of each language and people group is evaluated with regards to the Jesus Film and Bible translation as well as their current level of exposure to the gospel message.”
Internet Resources for the Study and Teaching of Theology
Annotated list of Internet resources relating to theological studies
Theological Research Exchange Network
(TREN) A source for theses/ dissertations in theological studies in North America
Other Subject Directories
Librarians’ Index to the Internet
the LII is a well-organized, selective, and continually updated collection maintained by a large number of indexers in California.
This page was last checked for dead links on May 5, 2017.