Foundations for Mission

Edited by Emma Wild-Wood, Peniel Rajkumar

Foundations for Mission

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  • ISBN: 9781620328996
  • Pages: 332
  • Publication Date: 1/11/2013
  • Retail Price: $39.00
Web Price: $31.20
Web Price: $31.20

Foundations for Mission

Edited by Emma Wild-Wood, Peniel Rajkumar

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781620328996
  • Pages: 332
  • Publication Date: 1/11/2013
  • Retail Price: $39.00
Web Price: $31.20

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This volume provides an important resource for those wishing to gain an overview of significant issues in contemporary missiology whilst understanding how they are applied in particular contexts. Contributors from across the globe and from different Christian traditions explore foundations for mission. The chapters examine in what ways experience, the Bible, and theology are foundational for mission and how they together inform the missional thought of different traditions. The book also raises questions about the continued use of foundations as a helpful metaphor mission reflection and impetus. Graduate students and scholars surveying the field will find this a useful and accessible way to understand changing trends within mission studies.

Endorsements & Reviews-

Emma Wild Wood and Peniel Rajkumar have put together a wonderful mosaic of themes on the foundations of mission that reflect the reality of World Christianity. This is a book that can be used as a textbook for courses on mission, but it promises as well to be a source of reflection for professors themselves, and practitioners who want to deepen their commitment to God's work in the world.
Stephen Bevans, SVD, Professor of Mission and Culture, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, USA

An excellent resource material for reflection on Christian mission. It artfully brings together differing voices on Christian mission from various parts of the globe in a scholarly symphony. While critiquing the assumptions underlying past and present mission theories and practices, the book creatively points to possible new directions for engaging in mission both now and in the future.
Rose N. Uchem, MSHR, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Reflecting on the kaleidoscopic shifts in world Christianity from 1910 to 2010, this work aptly reconsiders the very essentials of mission: experience, the Bible, and theology, as well as their interrelationships. In creative and stimulating conversation, and with a readiness to confront controversy in 'bold humility', 21 contributors from diverse global and confessional perspectives together model how missiology must necessarily proceed in the 21st century... crucial reading for scholars and practitioners of world mission today.
Diane Stinton, Associate Professor, Mission Studies, Regents College, Canada

The successful laying of renewed foundations of mission for the future of world Christianity, apparent in this volume, is to be warmly welcomed. The book integrates experiences, culture, dynamism and transformation with firm biblical and theological foundations for mission.
Jooseop Keum, Secretary The Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, World Council of Churches, Editor of International Review of Mission

Contributors-

Emma Wild-Wood
Peniel Rajkumar

Bio(s)-

Emma Wild-Wood is Director of the Henry Martyn Centre for the study of Mission and World Christianity, Cambridge. Previously she taught in Congo and Uganda. She has written on East African Christianity.

Peniel Rajkumar is Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Ethics at the United Theological College, Bangalore. He has written on Dalit theology.

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