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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  [819 journals]
  • Editor's notes
    • Authors: Starcher R. L.
      Pages: 244 - 244
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615587884
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Mutually transformative missions: A postcolonial, process-relational
           Pentecostal missiology
    • Authors: Reichard J. D.
      Pages: 245 - 257
      Abstract: This article comprises a development of Amos Yong’s three-phase Pentecostal missiology in the direction of postcolonialism fostering "mutually transformative missions." An appropriation of theological insights from process-relational theology and a creative application of those insights to Yong’s postcolonial proposal facilitate a fuller "non-colonial" missiological model that is grounded both metaphysically and theologically. Three particular metaphysical categories from process-relational theology may support the development of a postcolonial Pentecostal missiology: panentheistic pluralism, mutual transformation, and divine vulnerability. Two case studies are presented to highlight these themes. In terms of metaphysical grounding, process-relational theology may aid Pentecostals in freeing themselves of their colonial rootedness, not just in the West, but in the burgeoning Pentecostal movements in the Global South. By embracing panentheistic pluralism, mutual transformation, and divine vulnerability, Pentecostal missiology might take another step in the postcolonial direction. In so doing, Pentecostals might ultimately articulate a global non-colonial, process-relational missiology that focuses less on coercive conquest and more on loving relationality.
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615576591
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Mission and the inclusive kingdom of Jesus: Assessing the missiological
           approach of Brian McLaren
    • Authors: Mackenzie E.
      Pages: 258 - 269
      Abstract: As a key voice within the emerging church movement, Brian McLaren has thought widely and deeply about the challenges of Christian mission in a postmodern and pluralistic society. This article explores McLaren’s missiology through exploring three of its key themes: a stress on Jesus as a paradigm for mission, a focus on the kingdom of God as the object of mission, and a revision of doctrine for the sake of mission. While McLaren helpfully encourages Christians to work alongside other faiths in pursuing the common good, his vision for mission marginalises key features of the biblical witness, including its focus on Jesus’ redemptive work.
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615575589
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Myungdongchon: A people movement among diaspora Koreans in the early 20th
    • Authors: Kim H.
      Pages: 270 - 285
      Abstract: This study looks at a people movement among diaspora Koreans in Manchuria in 1909. More specifically, the conversion of the Myungdongchon village (MDC village) is the focal point of this study. Some people from this village have played a significant role in various areas of public life, ranging from Christian ministry, literature, to film and art, and to the civil rights movement. Numerous studies have looked at the Myungdongchon village, utilizing biographical or historical approaches. Some studies have focused specifically on Korea’s modern history while others have studied MDC village in light of church history at large. But no study has undertaken to look at the phenomenon of the people movement in MDC village. This article unveils a small-scale people movement among diaspora Koreans in the early 20th century and discusses its missiological implications for today. A missiological understanding of the MDC people movement is important because it brings a new light to the study of people movements in Christianity and offers insights for diaspora ministry and a new missionary role in the 21st century.
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615584188
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Considering a gendered approach to church planting in Muslim-background
    • Authors: Hibbert E.
      Pages: 286 - 296
      Abstract: Women in many Islamic contexts inhabit a private and therefore often hidden space. Within this space they are able to exert their agency and facilitate the development of extensive spiritual movements. Women lead, preach, teach, engage in spiritual and social activities, and develop disciples to extend their influence among other women. Christians working in Islamic contexts, in contrast, often assume that, in churches, men and women should meet together. This may inhibit the development of a Christian female space and women’s spiritual leadership. This article describes Muslim women’s spiritual activities and explores the possibility of a more gendered structure for churches in Muslim-background believer (MBB) contexts.
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614563061
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • New paradigms for religion, multiple religious belonging, and insider
    • Authors: Richard H. L.
      Pages: 297 - 308
      Abstract: The concept of "religion" and the idea of "world religions" are being critically reconsidered in the field of religious studies. Related questioning in the field of missiology has produced the concepts of "multiple religious belonging" and "insider movements." The crisis in religious studies is outlined and new paradigms are supported. Traditional notions of conversion as change of religion are no longer relevant when traditional conceptions of world religions are no longer in vogue. Multiple religious belonging and insider movements are two possible responses from the missiological world. Legal aspects of religious identity in many countries suggest that attempts at a multiple religious belonging will necessarily result in an insider-movements approach since one identity is often a legal necessity.
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614565844
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Host-directed short-term missions: Interviews with Japanese liaisons
    • Authors: Barber R.
      Pages: 309 - 323
      Abstract: This article focuses on the viewpoint and activities of Japanese cultural liaisons who host short-term mission (STM) groups from the United States to Japan. The hosts’ description of their experiences in planning, financing, orienting, and ministering with STM groups shows a willingness of some Japanese to work with STM but also a frustration when their contributions in these areas are minimized by their STM guests. Based on my interviews with Japanese liaisons, I suggest that movement toward a host-directed approach to STM built upon listening to the hosts, thinking long-term, developing cultural awareness, and emphasizing relationships can promote a more missiologically responsible and effective partnership between STM guests and their hosts.
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615581930
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • The art of accompaniment
    • Authors: Lamberty K.
      Pages: 324 - 338
      Abstract: Pope Francis’s recent document on evangelization, Evangelii Gaudium, emphasizes option for the poor and solidarity as key components of our mission outreach. He suggests that this outreach move beyond simply providing "welfare projects" and focus on real relationship and walking with those who are poor and vulnerable. He insists that all people must become the "artisans of their own destiny," and that we must develop solutions to poverty focusing on education and employment. This theology of mission is consistent with previous Catholic Church teaching. What has been missing is a framework for putting the theology into concrete practice, and as a result mission outreach to the poor still tends to be devoted to "welfare projects." Catholic Relief Services has developed such a framework, called Integral Human Development (IHD). This article will describe and analyze Pope Francis’s teaching on "the inclusion of the poor in society" as mission, and then show how IHD incarnates this teaching. Finally, using examples, including from my own work in Haiti, I will show how IHD can be applied to church-to-church partnerships and other mission programs.
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614563062
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Book Review: Recovering the Full Mission of God: A Biblical Perspective on
           Being, Doing and Telling
    • Authors: Nyquist J. W.
      Pages: 339 - 340
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615578796
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Book Review: Death, Resurrection and Human Destiny: Christian and Muslim
    • Authors: Poston L.
      Pages: 340 - 341
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615578796a
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Book Review: Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four
           Global Worldviews
    • Authors: Iyadurai J.
      Pages: 341 - 342
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615578796b
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Book Review: Beyond Literate Western Practices: Continuing Conversations
           in Orality and Theological Education
    • Authors: Wood M.
      Pages: 342 - 343
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615578796c
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Book Review: The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of
           Native Cultures in Early America
    • Authors: Easterling J.
      Pages: 343 - 344
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615578796d
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Book Review: To All Nations from All Nations: A History of the Christian
           Missionary Movement
    • Authors: Gallagher S. D.
      Pages: 344 - 345
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615578796e
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Book Review: Mission at and from the Margins: Patterns, Protagonists and
    • Authors: Webster; J. C. B.
      Pages: 345 - 346
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615578796f
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Book Review: Grassroots Asian Theology: Thinking the Faith from the Ground
    • Authors: Flanders C.
      Pages: 347 - 348
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615578796g
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Book Review: Mangoes or Bananas? The Quest for an Authentic Asian
           Christian Theology
    • Authors: Seat L.
      Pages: 348 - 349
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615578796h
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Book Review: Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible through Palestinian
    • Authors: Dekar P. R.
      Pages: 349 - 350
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615578796i
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
  • Books and media received
    • Pages: 351 - 361
      PubDate: 2015-06-15T03:30:16-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829615578797
      Issue No: Vol. 43, No. 3 (2015)
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