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Journal Cover Missiology : An International Review
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     ISSN (Print) 0091-8296 - ISSN (Online) 2051-3623
     Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [740 journals]
  • Editor's notes
    • Authors: Starcher; R.
      Pages: 356 - 356
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614551488|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/356
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • The Power of Biblical Metaphors for the Contextualized Communication of
           the Gospel
    • Authors: Ott; C.
      Pages: 357 - 374
      Abstract: This article explores how the use of biblical metaphors for salvation can be a significant aid in communication of the gospel. Metaphor is a powerful communicative tool that not only illustrates truth, but can touch emotions and can shape cognitive functions. Four New Testament images of salvation are described with examples of how they may resonate with the plausibility structures found in various cultural settings.
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613486732|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613486732
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • A living god, a living word: Christian and Muslim revelation in
    • Authors: Hitchcock; C.
      Pages: 375 - 385
      Abstract: Recent discussion concerning the relationship between the god of Islam and the god of Christianity prompted this article, which explores that relationship by looking at the nature of revelation in each religion and how that revelation reflects the nature of each god. This exploration indicates that these gods are not one and the same, because while the revelation found in the Qur’an is transcendent and static, revealing a god who is the same, the revelation found in Jesus Christ is both immanent and living, as is Jesus himself. The effect this has on preaching and missions is discussed in the conclusion.
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613507650|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613507650
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • "Occupying" Genesis 1-3: Missionally Located Reflections on Biblical
           Values and Economic Justice
    • Authors: Barram; M.
      Pages: 386 - 398
      Abstract: Chronic economic disparities are painfully evident throughout the world, and in this context challenging questions of missional hermeneutics, formation, and practice arise. This article seeks to tease out some noteworthy economic implications of Gen 1–3, implications that are both theologically and missionally evocative and often at odds with widespread anthropological assumptions, market-centric values, and conceptions of socio-economic justice. Drawing together insights from Gen 1–3, the Babylonian Enuma Elish Creation Myth, neoclassical and contemporary economic perspectives, and Catholic Social Teaching, the article highlights key anthropological and socio-economic values that can contribute to a biblically authentic missional hermeneutic.
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613488468|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613488468
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • The contour of a post-postmodern missiology
    • Authors: Yip; G.
      Pages: 399 - 411
      Abstract: Missiology has been based on the notion of an objective description of another culture and the notion that culture is homogeneous, coherent, and integrated. Such notions have faced serious challenges from globalization and postmodern anthropology, which is a product of poststructuralism, postcolonialism, and postmodernism. The post-postmodern missiology proposed here is built on the epistemological foundation of critical realism and recent social theory. In this missiology the concept of culture is reoriented to the diversity of intra-cultural variations, conceived in spatial terms as mobility, and embedded in power. The diversity in culture leads us to question the validity of much theological contextualization. In its place a polythetic and progressive contextualization is proposed.
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613512965|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613512965
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • A wolf in sheep's clothing? A missiological examination of the United
           States evangelical adoption and orphan care movement
    • Authors: Ryan; S. J.
      Pages: 412 - 424
      Abstract: The contemporary case of high-profile evangelical groups promoting intercountry adoption in books, conferences, and church ministries in the United States is a situation that requires missiological examination. This article makes an argument for the need for a broadened theological base from which to understand intercountry adoption and orphan care, as well as the need for critical engagement with related knowledge bases in the social sciences. It includes discussion of the difficulties associated with adoption of children as a missionary strategy and making parallel the adoption of children with a believer’s adoption by God. Integration of the biblical theme of power reversal to attain social justice for the oppressed with current adoption literature is used to problematize the theological and practical emphases of the evangelical adoption and orphan care movement, and to inform Christian thought and practices related to child removal and welfare.
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613505676|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613505676
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Missionary performance evaluation: surfacing issues
    • Authors: LaBreche; P. J.
      Pages: 425 - 437
      Abstract: Missionaries experience multiple evaluation processes, both formal and informal, involving various stakeholders in their ministry (e.g., sending organizations, churches, and national partners). While a great deal of literature exists on performance assessment and performance management in general, the particular issues related to missionary evaluation have scarcely been addressed. A small study consisting of interviews with eight missionaries revealed a number of issues that deserve further attention. This article summarizes the results of the study, which consisted of questions relating to the evaluators and the purposes, content, and means of evaluation. Some tentative conclusions indicating possible directions for further study are also outlined.
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613512054|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613512054
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: Understanding Christian Mission: Participation in Suffering
           and Glory
    • Authors: Balisky; E. P.
      Pages: 438 - 439
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/438
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: The American Muhammad: Joseph Smith, Founder of Mormonism
    • Authors: Poston; L.
      Pages: 440 - 440
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082a|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/440
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: The Rebirth of the Church: Applying Paul's Vision for
           Ministry in Our Post-Christian World
    • Authors: Bergquist; J. A.
      Pages: 441 - 441
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082b|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/441
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: Biblical Multicultural Teams: Applying Biblical Truth to
           Cultural Differences
    • Authors: Walls; T. R.
      Pages: 442 - 442
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082c|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/442
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: British Missionaries and the End of Empire: East, Central,
           and Southern Africa, 1939-1964
    • Authors: Sim; R. J.
      Pages: 443 - 444
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082d|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/443
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: Christianity, the Papacy, and Mission in Africa
    • Authors: Strong; D. K.
      Pages: 444 - 445
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082e|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/444
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: New Worlds: A Religious History of Latin America
    • Authors: Danielson; R.
      Pages: 445 - 446
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082f|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/445
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: Missionary Methods: Research, Reflections, and Realities
    • Authors: Hibbert; R.
      Pages: 446 - 447
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082g|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/446
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: Following Jesus: Journeys in Radical Discipleship--Essays in
           Honor of Ronald J. Sider
    • Authors: Priest; D.
      Pages: 447 - 448
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082h|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/447
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: Radical Grace: Justice for the Poor and Marginalized: Charles
           Wesley's Views for the Twenty-First Century
    • Authors: Dean; M. W.
      Pages: 448 - 449
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082i|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/448
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: A Missional Orthodoxy: Theology and Ministry in a
           Post-Christian Context
    • Authors: Seat; L.
      Pages: 449 - 450
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082j|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/449
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: Proclaiming the Peacemaker: The Malaysian Church as an Agent
           of Reconciliation in a Multicultural Society
    • Authors: Cheong; J.
      Pages: 450 - 452
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082k|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/450
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Book review: The World Until Yesterday: What We Can Learn from Traditional
    • Authors: Penland; J. S.
      Pages: 452 - 453
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546082l|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/452
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
  • Books and media received
    • Pages: 454 - 468
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T04:51:58-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546083|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/4/454
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014)
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