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Journal Cover   Missiology : An International Review
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   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 0091-8296 - ISSN (Online) 2051-3623
   Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [814 journals]
  • Editor's Notes
    • Authors: Starcher; R. L.
      Pages: 120 - 120
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615576655
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Mediated missions: The gospel according to women
    • Authors: Frederick; M.
      Pages: 121 - 136
      Abstract: Women televangelists from the US have garnered a significant following among people in various parts of the world, including Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. This paper looks at the influence of female televangelists, Juanita Bynum, Joyce Meyer and Paula White in Kingston, JA. Based upon ethnographic research in Jamaica, I argue that women televangelists have gained tremendous national and international followings based in part upon sharing their experiences of sexual trauma and redemption. These "gospels of sexual redemption," should be read in light of popularly discussed gospels of prosperity because the economic changes that have occurred under neoliberal policies and massive urbanization have wreaked havoc on both the social and sexual lives of women. These gospels are thus not mutually exclusive but in many ways interconnected.
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614562707
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • In prayer and pains, through faith in Christ: The life and ministry of
           John Eliot
    • Authors: Curtis; S.
      Pages: 137 - 147
      Abstract: While William Carey (1761–1834) is often hailed as the "Father of Modern Missions" for his innovative work in India and for advancing the modern theology of missions—particularly in his commitment to respect the indigenous culture—he nevertheless drew heavily on the work of those who had preceded him in the work of missions. Among his predecessors was the "Apostle to the (American) Indians," John Eliot (1604–1690). For his part, Eliot was also the product of his predecessors, especially in his adoption of the then-popular notion of civility before conversion. However, Eliot was also an innovator to whom the world of missions owes a great debt. His commitment to learning the indigenous language (Algonquin), creating a written language and a grammar of it, and translating the Bible into it are worthy of special note, as is his commitment to training indigenous pastors and teachers. The ministry of Eliot informs the foundational tenets of contemporary missiology.
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614541091
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • The commissioning of all believers: Toward a more holistic model of global
    • Authors: Wheeler; A.
      Pages: 148 - 162
      Abstract: In the last 150 years, "missions" has become a distinctive specialty often separated from the normal work of the normal church. This article examines that break and how it impacts the way in which the concept of "missions" is being communicated among academics and practitioners. This article will first look at two reasons for the separation: the historical break and the cognitive compartmentalization that results. After examining the damage done by this separation, a new holistic model for understanding the church’s mission will be presented along with the benefits that this model can bring to the church.
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614541093
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Chosen to fulfill the Great Commission? Biblical and theological
           reflections on the Back to Jerusalem Vision of Chinese churches
    • Authors: Park; J. S.-H.
      Pages: 163 - 174
      Abstract: This article provides a theological analysis of the Back to Jerusalem Movement (BTJM) in China. It explores the core motivating belief of the BTJM (a salvation-historical self-understanding of China as God’s appointed means for ushering in the millennium) and identifies three underlying ideas—the westward expansion of Christianity, China’s uniquely blessed status, and the importance of persecution and suffering in the last days—that are used to support this claim. It offers biblical and theological reflections on these three ideas and assesses the central BTJM belief that China has been uniquely chosen by God to fulfill the Great Commission.
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614546343
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Missional discipleship: Discerning spiritual-formation practices and goals
           within the missional movement
    • Authors: Beard; C.
      Pages: 175 - 194
      Abstract: The missional church movement has emerged as a voice calling for a return to the church’s inherent missionary nature and identity. As a part of that call, "discipleship" has been identified as the key to success of the movement as well as the success of the Western church as a whole. However, "discipleship" and related terminology are devoid of conceptual clarity due to terminological imprecision. To this point, no single work has identified a tangible concept of "missional discipleship," and this lack of precision leaves missional leaders with no clear goal of spiritual formation. Without a clear goal, a clear and intentional spiritual-formation plan and process is ever elusive. When missional literature on spiritual formation is observed as a whole, however, and common themes are identified, a tangible concept of missional discipleship materializes. The purpose of this article is to identify spiritual-formation practices and goals as found within missional literature, and develop a tangible concept of "missional discipleship." Therefore, the results of this study bring forth the following proposal: Missional discipleship is the experiential process of identity formation which results in a disciple who exhibits tangible evidence of mission, community, and obedience in his or her life.
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614563059
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • "Fools for the sake of Christ": Missional hermeneutics and praxis in the
           Corinthian correspondence
    • Authors: Barram; M.
      Pages: 195 - 207
      Abstract: Paul’s rhetoric in the Corinthian correspondence suggests that at least some of the Corinthians understood wisdom, power, freedom, and knowledge as being at the heart of Christian identity and practice in the world. Paul counters each of those terms hermeneutically, missionally—underscoring the import of foolishness, weakness, slavery, and love—with respect to his mission in the world and their own. Love, as explicated by Paul, helps to clarify why foolishness, weakness, and slavery trump wisdom, power, freedom, and knowledge. Apart from love, focusing on wisdom, power, freedom, or knowledge can become self-referential. Only in love can those characteristics move beyond themselves for the good—the building up—of others. Paul’s corrective metaphors for missional hermeneutics and praxis—foolishness, weakness, slavery, and love—represent concrete and counter-intuitive ways in which the mission Dei has been and must be manifested. In the process of exploring these issues, the article offers extended reflections on the implications of Paul’s hermeneutical reasoning for contemporary mission today.
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614563060
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Navigating the online missiology classroom: Class design and resources for
           teaching missiology online
    • Authors: Danielson; R. A.
      Pages: 208 - 220
      Abstract: There is a growing need for missiologists to consider the unique ways in which the discipline affects the online teaching of missions. This area of education is rapidly growing and presents challenges that need to be addressed. Especially important is the need to consider the local context of students and the types of assignments developed to encourage learning in the field. An awareness of available resources and an understanding of the changing models of learning is also a vital foundation to developing productive and effective high-quality online educational experiences.
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614549152
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Book Review: God's Mission and Postmodern Culture: The Gift of Uncertainty
    • Authors: Gregory; W. P.
      Pages: 221 - 222
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615569146
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Book Review: Christian Theology and Islam
    • Authors: Walker; D. F.
      Pages: 222 - 223
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615569146a
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Book Review: One God, Two Goddesses, Three Studies of South Indian
    • Authors: Poston; L.
      Pages: 223 - 224
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615569146b
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Book Review: True and Holy: Christian Scripture and Other Religions
    • Authors: Huff; P. A.
      Pages: 224 - 225
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615569146c
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Book Review: The Cross and Gendercide: A Theological Response to Global
           Violence against Women and Girls
    • Authors: Thomas; N.
      Pages: 225 - 226
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615569146d
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Book Review: Evangelical Peacemakers: Gospel Engagement in a War-Torn
    • Authors: Seat; L.
      Pages: 227 - 228
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615569146e
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Book Review: In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul
           Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez
    • Authors: Johnson; R.
      Pages: 228 - 228
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615569146f
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Book Review: A Missiology of the Road: Early Perspectives in David Bosch's
           Theology of Mission and Evangelism
    • Authors: Shenk; W. R.
      Pages: 229 - 230
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615569146g
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Book Review: The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human
           Origins Debate
    • Authors: Wu; J.
      Pages: 230 - 231
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615569146h
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
  • Book Review: Theology of Mission: A Believers Church Perspective
    • Authors: Bergquist; J. A.
      Pages: 231 - 232
      PubDate: 2015-03-10T09:39:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615569146i
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 2 (2015)
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