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A New Missionary Era.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 7:2 (1983): 90.
“Analyse Und Bewährung Theologischer Modelle Zur Begrüdung Der Mission.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 6:4 (1982): 184.
Christ Outside the Gate: Mission Beyond Christendom.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 7:3 (1983): 137.
Christian Mission as Complex Reality.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 27:2 (2003): 49-49.
Fifteen Outstanding Books on Mission Studies for 2000.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 25:01 (2001): 37.
“Issues in Missiology: An Introduction.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 7:4 (1983): 184.
Missionary Ideologies in the Imperialist Era: 1880–1920.International Bulletin of Missionary Research 8:1 (1984): 40.
“Perspectives on Christian Mission.” Occasional Bulletin of Missionary Research 2:02 (1978): 37.
“Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 7:4 (1983): 183.
Putting Missiology at the Service of Evangelization.Fides (2001).
Renewal in Mission Studies? Yes and No.International Bulletin of Missionary Research 15:04 (1991): 145.
Shifting Concepts of Mission.” Occasional Bulletin of Missionary Research 1:03 (1977): 1.
The Theology of Mission and Evangelism in the International Missionary Council from Edinburgh to New Delhi.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 7:4 (1983): 177.
“Toward a New Missiology for the Church.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 6:2 (1982): 72.
“True and False Universality of Christianity.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 7:1 (1983): 36.
“What Is Missiology?South African Missiological Society (2001).
“What is the American Society of Missiology?” (2001).
“What is the International Association of Mission Studies?” (2001).
“Witness to the World: The Christian Mission in Theological Perspective.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 7:1 (1983): 26.

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Anderson, Gerald H. “Checklist of Selected Periodicals for Study of Missiology and World Christianity Recommended for North American Theological Libraries.Occasional Bulletin of Missionary Research 1:01 (1977): 14-15.
Arévalo, C. G. “Agenda for Mission.International Bulletin of Missionary Research 14:2 (1990): 50.
Bevans, Stephen B. “Unraveling a ‘Complex Reality’.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 27:2 (2003): 50-53.
Coote, Robert T. “No East or West.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 21:3 (1997): 98-103.
Corwin, Gary. “A Second Look: Missiology—good Medicine and a Fourth Leg.Evangelical Missions Quarterly 43:3 (2007): 282-283.
Corwin, Gary. “Microsoft and Missiology.Evangelical Missions Quarterly 35:2 (1999): 134-35.
D’Amico, David F. “A Pilgrim Missiology for the Stranger in Your Midst.” D’Amico Website (2001).
Dries, Angelyn. “The Legacy of John J. Considine, M. M..International Bulletin of Missionary Research 21:2 (1997): 80-84.
Dundon, Colin. “A Post Colonial Missiology.” Anglican Missiology Consultation (2001).
Escobar, Samuel. “Beyond Liberation Theology.International Bulletin of Missionary Research 06:03 (1982): 108-115.
Finch, Raymond. “Preach Always; When Necessary, Use Words.SEDOS (2001).
Findeis, Hans-Jurgen. “Missiology.” Dictionary of Mission (1997): 299-303.
Forman, Charles W. “Twelve Theses on Contemporary Mission.” Occasional Bulletin of Missionary Research 4:1 (1980): 31-31.
Gensichen, Hans-Werner. “The Legacy of Walter Freytag.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 5:1 (1981): 13-18.
George, Francis Cardinal. “The Promotion of Missiological Studies in Seminaries.” Mission Studies 16:2 (1999): 13-27.
Glasser, Arthur F. “The Missiological Dimension.Missionary Monthly 104:1 (2000): 7-10.
Hall, Bob. “Book.” CMD Net Weekly Update (2001).
Hamlin, John. “God Who Sends: A Fresh Quest for Biblical Mission.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 8:3 (1984): 136.
Hayes, Steve. “Web-based Electronic Discussion Forums on Mission.” E-mail (2000).
Henkel, Willi. “German Centers of Mission Research.International Bulletin of Missionary Research 21:3 (1997): 103-104,106-110.
Hesselgrave, David J. “Third Millennium Missiology: The Use of Egyptian Gold.” International Journal of Frontier Missions 16:4 (1999): 191-98.
Hoke, Donald. “Revolutionary Implications of the Unreached Peoples Concept.Mission Frontiers (1990).
Horner, Norman A. “The Association of Professors of Mission.International Bulletin of Missionary Research 11:3 (1987): 120-124.
Houten, Richard L. Van. “Book Review–Towards the 21st Century in Christian Mission.Reformed Ecumenical Council Mission Bulletin (1993).
Huffard, Evertt W. “Bibliography of General Missiology Resources.Journal of Applied Missiology (1991).
Itioka, Neuza. “Mission in the 1990s: Two Views.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 14:1 (1990): 7-10.
Kasdorf, Hans. “The Legacy of Gustav Warneck.Occasional Bulletin of Missionary Research 4:3 (1980): 102-107.
Knitter, Paul. “Missionstheologie.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 5:3 (1981): 131.
Kollbrunner, Fritz. “The Legacy of Johannes Beckmann, S. M. B..International Bulletin of Missionary Research 24:1 (2000): 26-29.
Konig, Adrio. “David Bosch.” Reformed Ecumenical Council Mission Bulletin (1993).
McGavran, Donald A. “My Pilgrimage in Mission.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 10:2 (1986): 53-58.
Motte, Ralph D. Winter and Mary. “Mission in the 1990’s.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 14:3 (1990): 98-104.
Neely, Alan. “On the Crest of the Wave: Becoming a World Christian.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 9:3 (1985): 133.
Newbigin, Lesslie. “Bringing Our Missionary Methods under the Word of God.Occasional Bulletin 13:11 (1962): 1-9.
Parks, S. Kent. “Where in the World Did “World A” Come From–And Where Is It Going?E-mail (2001).
Phillips, James M. “Three Models for Christian Mission.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 14:1 (1990): 18-24.
Piper, John. “The Supremacy of God among “All the Nations“.” International Journal of Frontier Missions 13:1 (1996): 15-26.
Reapsome, Jim. “Final Analysis.” World Pulse 26:5 (1991).
Rheenen, Gailyn Van. “From Theology to Practice: The Helix Metaphor– Something Needs to Change!.Monthly Missiological Reflections 25 (2002).
Rheenen, Gailyn Van. “The Missiological Foundations of Theology.” Monthly Missiological Reflections 21 (2001).
Rheenen, Gailyn Van. “The Theological Foundations of Missiology.” Monthly Missiological Reflections 20 (2001).
Rzepkowski, Horst. “Creation Theology and Missiology.Dictionary of Mission (1997): 89-94.
Saayman, Willem. “Missiology in the Theological Faculty: A View from South Africa.Mission Studies 15:1 (1998): 66-78.
Schafer, Klaus. “Reflecting Jesus Christ: Crucified and Living in a Broken World.” Mission Studies 16:2 (1999): 176-193.
Schirrmacher, Thomas. “Romans as a Charter for World Mission.” International Journal of Frontier Missions 10:4 (1993): 159-162.
Taber, Charles R. “Momentous Decisions in Missions Today.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 10:3 (1986): 139.
Thomas, Norman E. “From Missions to Globalization: Teaching Missiology in North American Seminaries.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 13:3 (1989): 103-107.
Tutu, Desmond M. “Mission in the 1990s: Two Views.International Bulletin of Missionary Research 14:1 (1990): 6-10.
Ukpong, Justin S. “Christian Mission and the Recreation of the Earth in Power and Faith: A Biblical-Christological Perspective.” Mission Studies 9:2 (1992): 134-147.
Walls, Andrew F. “Structural Problems in Mission Studies.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 15:04 (1991): 146-155.
Winter, Ralph D. “The Meaning of Mission.” Mission Frontiers 20:3-4 (1998).

Alderson, Calvin. “A Catholic Pioneer in Missiology.” Missiology: An International Review 5:1 (1977): 39-50.
Anderson, Gerald H. “Introducing Missiology.” Missiology: An International Review 1:1 (1973): 3-5.
Beaver, R. Pierce. “The American Protestant Theological Seminary and Missions.” Missiology: An International Review 4:1 (1976): 75-88.
Costas, Orlando E. “Missiology in Contemporary Latin America.” Missiology: An International Review 5:1 (1977): 89-114.
Covell, Ralph R. “The Continuing Mandate.” Missiology: An International Review 11:1 (1983): 9-14.
Escobar, Samuel. “Mission Studies Past, Present, and Future.Missiology: An International Review 24:1 (1996): 3-29.
Glasser, Arthur F. “Encounters of the Best Kind–a Sabbatical Report.” Missiology: An International Review 7:2 (1979): 131-138.
Glasser, Arthur F. “Robinson Crusoe Had it Easy.” Missiology: An International Review 8:1 (1980): 5-12.
Glasser, Arthur F. “The Mission of Missiology and the ASM.” Missiology: An International Review 11:1 (1983): 4-8.
Gration, John. “Key Issues in Missiology.Evangelical Missions Quarterly 20:1 (1984): 72-80.
Hargrave, Susanne. “Culture, Abstraction, and Ethnocentrism.” Missiology: An International Review 21:1 (1993): 3-11.
Hesselgrave, David J. “The Missionary of Tomorrow Identity Crisis Extraordinary.” Missiology: An International Review 3:2 (1975): 225-238.
Hunsberger, George R. “The Newbigin Gauntlet.” Missiology: An International Review 19:4 (1991): 391-408.
Irarrazaval, Diego. “Re-Foundation of Mission.Missiology: An International Review 25:1 (1997): 61-68.
Kane, J. Herbert. “Changes Observed in Missiological Studies.Evangelical Missions Quarterly 10:1 (1974): 54-60.
McGavran, Donald A. “Missiology Faces the Lion.Missiology: An International Review 17:3 (1989): 335-356.
Montgomery, Robert L. “Receptivity to an Outside Religion.Missiology: An International Review 14:3 (1986): 287-299.
Muck, Terry C. “The Missiological Perspective.Missiology: An International Review 32:1 (2004): 3-4.
Noll, Mark A. “The Challenges of Contemporary Church History, the Dilemmas of Modern History, and Missiology to the Rescue.” Missiology: An International Review 24:1 (1996): 47-64.
Ponsi, Frank. “Contemporary Concepts of Mission.” Missiology: An International Review 6:2 (1978): 139-154.
Presler, Titus Leonard. “Christianity Rediscovered.Missiology: An International Review 18:3 (1990): 267-278.
Scherer, James A. “In Memoriam David J. Bosch, 1929-1992.” Missiology: An International Review 20:4 (1992): 453-455.
Scherer, James A. “Missiology as a Discipline and What it Includes.Missiology: An International Review 15:4 (1987): 507-522.
Schreiter, Robert. “Conversations.” Missiology: An International Review 33:3 (2005): 345-347.
Smith, Glenn. “Contextualization and God’s Global Mission.Lausanne World Pulse (2007).
Spae, Joseph J. “Missiology as Local Theology and Interreligious Encounter.” Missiology: An International Review 7:4 (1979): 479-500.
Steffen, Tom A. “Missiology’s Journey for Acceptance in the Educational World.Missiology: An International Review 31:2 (2003): 130-153.
Thomas, Norman E. “Bibliography on Missiology.” Missiology: An International Review 27:1 (1999): 101-106.
Tippett, Alan R. “Anthropological Dimensions in Missiology.Missiology: An International Review 4:4 (1976): 485-498.
Tippett, Alan R. “Missiology.” Missiology: An International Review 1:1 (1973): 15-22.
Winter, Ralph D. “Four Frontiers in Missiology.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 20:4 (1984): 400-402.
Yates, Timothy. “Anglican Evangelical Missiology 1922-1984.Missiology: An International Review 14:2 (1986): 147-157.

A Moratorium on Missionaries? by Gerald H. Anderson Should the Western churches cease, for a time, sending money and missionaries to the Third World in order to break the domination/dependence syndrome that has long characterized the relationship?
Blending Salt and Spice, Joining Wisdom and Prophecy by Belden C. Lane To proclaim justice and to celebrate the goodness of life are the double measure of true faithfulness.
Christian Missions and the Western Guilt Complex by Lamin Sanneh Christian missions are better seen as a translation movement, with consequences for vernacular revitalization, religious change and social transformation. than as a vehicle for Western cultural domination.
Christianity and the Encounter of the World Religions by Paul Tillich (ENTIRE BOOK) These four Bampton Lectures for 1962 were given in the fall of 1961 at Columbia University. Dr. Tillich confronts the reader with some of the points of view central to understanding the relationship of Christianity to other religions. He deals with the universalist claim of Christianity, a dynamic typology of religions, the dialogical character of the encounter of high religions, and the judgment of Christianity against itself as a religion and its ensuing openness for criticism, both from religions in the proper sense and from quasi-religions.
Communication and Mission by Carlos A. Valle In a post era – post-modern, post-industrial, post-ideological, post-confessional world, optimism arose among those involved in communication from the conviction that it was possible to reclaim the right people had to develop and sustain their own cultures. Today that optimism has disappeared.. In this new world, one of the most obvious facts is the growing concentration of media. Also many churches have taken paternalistic, critical and authoritarian positions. In contrast, the author discusses what is the New Testament concept of mission.
Communication and Proselytism by Carlos A. Valle The author examines proselytism from the standpoint of Christian communication. He lists four “impure motives” for evangelism: imperialistic, cultural, romantic and colonial. Conversion is possible only if people become subjects rather than objects of communication. And offering the present and future life as motivation must be used with care; it can be misused to prevent poor people from taking any action to improve their situation in the real world.
Conversion and its Discontents by J. Jayakiran Sebastian The author looks at the way Christian conversion in non-Western nations tends to bring about cultural dislocation. He raises critical questions from an Indian perspective. Is it possible to be non-interfering and yet be messengers of the gospel? Is it possible to remain Christians without creating fear and anxiety about conversions? Is it possible for religious people to continue to practice their religion without causing disruptions in the cultural contexts around us? Can there be conversion without discontent?
Crisis in Overseas Mission: Shall We Leave It to the Independents? by Richard G. Hutcheson, Jr. No wonder that the debates between liberals and evangelicals about overseas mission are so often circular, fruitless, and frustrating to all concerned. The two sides are not talking about the same thing. There are fundamental differences between the “ecumenical” and “evangelical” understandings of mission.
Edinburgh to Salvador: Twentieth Century Ecumenical Missiology by T.V. Philip (ENTIRE BOOK) An historical study of the ecumenical discussions on mission as expressed in the conferences and assemblies of the International Missionary Council and the World Council of Churches.
End Missions Imperialism Now! by Hugh Vernon White Missions shares a struggle with the whole Christian fellowship; but there are certain points at which it is more immediate and concrete for the missionary, and for that reason the consciousness of the church is focused in his efforts. Three such issues have emerged today and demand the mature and responsible thought of the churches: (1) the relation of Christianity to other religions, (2) the relation of Christianity to the national state and (3) the relation of Christianity to the economic order.
Global Christianity and the Re-education of the West by Lamin Sanneh The author decries the failure of Western theology to allow itself to be transformed by the fact and feedback of global Christianity.
Global Gospel: Christianity is Alive and Well in the Southern Hemisphere by Sara Miller Over the past century, Christian populations in the West have either been holding steady or declining, while in Africa, Asia and Latin the numbers have been rising significantly. Today there are more Christians in the global South than in Europe, North America, Russia and Japan combined. Roughly two-thirds of all Protestants live outside Europe and North America.
Interreligious Encounter and the Problem of Salvation by John Moffitt If Christians are to get to the heart of the problem of salvation for those who are not professing Christians, they will have to learn to think in terms of a truly universal Christ. This they can accomplish only if, first of all, they honestly open their minds to what other religions have said and are still saying on the great questions of life.
Liberative Solidarity: Contemporary Perspectives on Mission by K. C. Abraham (ENTIRE BOOK) Traditional patterns of mission fail to see the emerging needs and challenges of the Third World — endemic poverty, marginalisation, ecological destruction, and globalisation.. The author suggests new paradigms to do theology and to formulate response in mission in the face of these grave realities. He shows that commitment to life affirming values and structures are integral to obedience to Christ, who lived “in solidarity” with the oppressed humanity.
Listen to the Voices: Re-Examining the Creation of Mission Goals by Mary Schaller Blaufuss Goals of mission can be created most authentically only in interdependent relationships through which there is true communication among participants perceived by one another as equals, rather than as bearers and receivers of the Gospel.
Mission and Dialogue: 50 Years After Tambaram by Thomas J.J. Altizer Is there a common understanding of Christian witness that unites both mission and dialogue? Do non-Christian faiths offer alternate and parallel avenues of God’s saving action? Is the notion of a unique validity of some Christian doctrine or of Christianity itself as a religion arrogant?
Missions and the Translatable Gospel by John B. Carman Book review. In a provocative new reading of Christian missions, Lamin Sanneh contends that the hallmark of Christian missions has been a readiness to translate the message into the language of other cultures — an act that has had dynamic and sometimes unforeseen effects on indigenous cultures.
Particularity, Pluralism and Commitment by Lamin Sanneh Lamin Sanneh reviews a new work by Leslie Newbigin in which Newbigin claims the focus on the dichotomy between “knowledge” of so-called objective facts and “belief” in so-called subjective values is a dichotomy that is rationally indefensible. Christianity in particular is a cogent “plausibility structure” in its own right.
Pluralism and Consensus: Why Mainline Church Mission Budgets Are in Trouble by Richard G. Hutcheson, Jr. The ‘unified’ approach to missions promoted by national church bureaucracies is collapsing because of the failure to take full account of the fact that churches are voluntary organizations. A genuine pluralism, with a variety of activities freely supported by a variety of constituencies, held together not by political victories but by mutual acceptance, must be the direction of the future.
The Christian Mission in a Pluralistic World by John B. Cobb, Jr. We can witness to Christ as savior of the world. Our hope lies in the resilience of life, which is Christ, the emergence of new understanding, which is possible only as Christ brings it to pass, in the extension of love to all human beings and to other species, which is Christ within us. This may mean that many Christians find in Buddha a true realization of what and who they are.
The Church as a Global Society by Timothy M. Njoya The author asserts that God governs according to the legal principle of vicarious liability: God assumes culpability for human sin, for God’s own sake. Made in God’s image, humans are to accept responsibility for the way in which they are governed. African churches need recover the sovereignty they lost by accepting Western models of governance.
The Expansion of Christianity: An Interview with Andrew Walls by Andrew Walls We live now at a time when the church is multicultural. The fullness of the stature of Christ will emerge only when Christians from all different cultures come together.
The Theological Challenge of Globalization by Max L. Stackhouse The shock of deprovincialization makes us aware that Christianity is not the only great religion. Isolated ignorance of other faiths is both socially irresponsible and religiously foolish.
The Theology of Missions by Paul Tillich Missions is the attempt to transform the latent Church, which is present in the world religions, in paganism, Judaism and humanism, into something new, namely, the New Reality in Jesus as the Christ. Transformation is the meaning of missions. Therefore, the mission is a function which belongs to the Church itself; and it is an element, a basic element, in the life of the Church itself.
World Mission Today by Preman D. Niles When we revisit earlier missionary history, our view is coloured by an opinion, often justified, that Western missions were heavily identified with Western colonial aspirations and are therefore tainted. That is at the root of much of the political resistance to missionary work today. But a more careful reading of mission history shows that, at the beginning, Western Protestant missions wanted to tread a path very different from Western mercantile and colonial interests. They were social reformers who challenged what they deemed to be wrong in society, theirs as well as those to which they went. The task for today is to find a similar revolutionary meaning and practice for world mission. The author suggests three important principles.


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