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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  [737 journals]
  • Editor's notes
    • Authors: Starcher; R. L.
      Pages: 120 - 120
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829614526842|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/120
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • The future of missiology as a discipline: a view from the non-Western
    • Authors: Hanciles; J. J.
      Pages: 121 - 138
      Abstract: This article reproduces material originally presented in a plenary address at the annual meeting of the America Society of Missiology (in June, 2013) organized around the theme "The Future of Missiology." It examines the prospects and predicaments that confront the discipline of missiology in non-Western contexts. This assessment revolves around three broad reflections. First, that while non-Western theological production and missiological thinking has shown tremendous growth in recent decades, captivity to Western training and intellectual traditions remains a major challenge. Second, that one of the most pressing concerns confronting non-Western missiological education and scholarship is the need for institutional models and programmatic approaches that reflect non-Western realities. In this regard, the article argues that in order to be effective and sustained, missiological education in non-Western contexts needs to be more integrative—that is, less dependent on the isolationist-specialist model prevalent in the West—and make greater use of the methodologies and analytical tools of social-scientific disciplines like the sociology of religion. Third, that for a reconceptualization of what "missions" connotes and represents it is vital for churches in the non-Western world to address key issues of ministry and witness. It is argued that many of the models and perceptions of mission inherited from the Western experience are no longer helpful or warranted and that widely used constructs such as "reverse missions" inhibit the conceptual reorientation needed to equip the church for a new era of missionary engagement.
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518717|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613518717
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Theology of Religions and the Intuitive Dimension: How Do We Construct and
           Perceive God's Fairness?
    • Authors: Lee; M. H.
      Pages: 139 - 151
      Abstract: With pluralism increasingly becoming the dominant explanatory paradigm for religious diversity in Europe and North America, Christians must contend with the reality that their fundamental conviction of salvation being mediated uniquely and exclusively through Jesus Christ is widely perceived as being parochial, intolerant, or even unconscionable. This article explores and challenges what appears to be a common and significant, but not often examined, assumption underlying protests against claims of Christian particularity—an unfairness intuition. Considerations include recent research on culture and notions of fairness/justice and biblical-theological reflections on fairness/justice.
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613497627|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613497627
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Amateurization and professionalization from the perspective of missionary
    • Authors: Plake; J. F.
      Pages: 152 - 166
      Abstract: Missionary effectiveness is found at the confluence of divine calling, human need, and missionary ability. Missionaries are ineffective when their abilities—including spiritual formation, missiological education, and ministry development—are inappropriate for the context to which God has called them as ambassadors. Great ability without divine calling is professionalism, and inadequate ability to respond to the divine calling and human need is amateurism. Since short-term missionaries possess limited abilities, they may serve appropriately in limited contexts. However, all missionaries can and should grow. As missionary ability increases, so do the possibilities for appropriate engagement in God’s mission of redemption.
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613502142|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613502142
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Protestant ecumenism and theology in China since Edinburgh 1910
    • Authors: Chow; A.
      Pages: 167 - 180
      Abstract: Ecumenical theology traditionally focuses on clarifying diverse opinions on core matters of the faith. But from its inception in China, ecumenism has been heavily influenced by its sociopolitical concerns. This article explores ecumenism’s goal of church unity in Chinese Protestantism since Edinburgh 1910. Two early attempts sought to speak to the concerns of foreign denominationalism and imperialism. In the 1980s, a third attempt occurred within the government-sanctioned church. This would be complicated by the prevalence of house churches and theological studies among secular academics. How does this trifurcation of Christian activity affect the goals of Chinese Protestant ecumenism?
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613501965|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613501965
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • The omnipresence of grace: revisiting the relationship between Ad Gentes
           and Nostra Aetate 50 years later
    • Authors: Colberg; K. M.
      Pages: 181 - 194
      Abstract: This article considers the relationship between Vatican II’s Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity (Ad Gentes) and its Declaration on Non-Christian Religions (Nostra Aetate) as a way of better understanding both documents and examining the theology of Vatican II. Following the council’s conclusion there was a sense among many that these texts were fundamentally incompatible. However, examining the perceived tension between them illumines the reality that their teachings are not competitive, but are rooted in the same dynamic notion of God’s grace. As the 50th anniversary of the council nears it is important to reexamine the relationship between these documents as a way of advancing critical questions about the council’s interpretation and the nature of the church’s missionary call.
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613507020|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613507020
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Broadening the tent: expanding the strategic use of tent-making in
           cross-cultural mission
    • Authors: Malone; K.
      Pages: 195 - 206
      Abstract: Tent-making is often used to gain access to nations that do not allow missionaries. This article provides biblical, missiological, and practical rationale for the use of tent-making in nations which are legally open to missionary work, but culturally closed to the gospel. It begins with consideration of the Pauline use of tent-making as a model for mission, and then takes into account financial considerations, the need for training, and the strategic development of tent-making as an international movement.
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613507022|hwp:master-id:spmis;0091829613507022
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Profiles of African-American Missionaries
    • Authors: Balisky; E. P.
      Pages: 207 - 208
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/207
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Religion on the Move! New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in
           a Globalizing World
    • Authors: Cheong; J.
      Pages: 208 - 209
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718a|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/208
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism: Social and
           Literary Contexts for the New Testament
    • Authors: Dougherty; T. K.
      Pages: 209 - 210
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718b|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/209
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Volume IV Historical
           Perspectives, Poets, Teachers and Saints, Relation to Other Religions and
           Traditions, Hinduism and Contemporary Issues
    • Authors: Easterling; J.
      Pages: 210 - 211
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718c|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/210
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Living into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us
    • Authors: Escobar; S.
      Pages: 211 - 212
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718d|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/211
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: African Christianity Rising: Christianity's Explosive Growth
           in Africa
    • Authors: Fenrick; D. E.
      Pages: 212 - 213
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718e|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/212
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Perspectives of Four Lebanese
    • Authors: Hibbert; R.
      Pages: 213 - 214
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718f|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/213
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Finding God: A Treasury of Conversion Stories
    • Authors: Hunter; G. G.
      Pages: 214 - 215
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718g|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/214
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Missional Moves: 15 Tectonic Shifts that Transform Churches,
           Communities, and the World
    • Authors: Mathiesen; G.
      Pages: 215 - 216
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718h|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/215
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Theology in Missionary Perspective: Lesslie Newbigin's Legacy
    • Authors: Nyquist; J.
      Pages: 216 - 217
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718i|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/216
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Worship the Same God?
    • Authors: Poston; L.
      Pages: 217 - 218
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718j|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/217
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Wounded Visions: Unity, Justice, and Peace in the World
           Church after 1968
    • Authors: Seat; L.
      Pages: 218 - 219
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718k|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/218
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Contextualization in World Missions: Mapping and Assessing
           Evangelical Models
    • Authors: Shaw; R. D.
      Pages: 219 - 220
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718l|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/219
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Occupy Religion: The Theology of the Multitude
    • Authors: Vincent; J. J.
      Pages: 220 - 221
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718m|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/220
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Book Review: Beyond Literate Western Models: Contextualizing Theological
           Education in Oral Contexts
    • Authors: Wood; M.
      Pages: 221 - 222
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613518718n|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/221
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
  • Media and books received
    • Pages: 223 - 231
      PubDate: 2014-03-28T09:27:17-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0091829613516593|hwp:resource-id:spmis;42/2/223
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014)
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