Solidly theological, amply historical, thoroughly ecumenical, and remarkably current, Orlando Costas' 'Christ Outside the Gate' is the most succinct, yet comprehensive analysis of the missiological issues facing the church and the churches that has appeared in many years."
--Alan Neely, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest
Learning and passion come together in Christ Outside the Gate to make it an outstanding contribution to missiology."
--Gabriel Fackre, Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, Andover Newton Theological School
You have in your hands a new way of seeing missions--North America as a receiving country, the marginalized as the subject as well as object of missions, world evangelization with one foot in Melbourne and one foot in Pattaya. Few authors blend together so effectively so many worlds--evangelism and scholarship, northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere, sociology, and theology."
--Harvie M. Conn, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
Costas may well be or is on his way to becoming the ablest missiologist alive."
--Jorge Lara-Braud, Director, Council on Theology and Culture, Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
Costas writes from the background of an Hispanic Evangelical, but goes far beyond the normal concerns of that tradition. In a series of far-ranging essays, he deals with virtually every aspect of the contemporary missiological debate in a manner that is usually balanced and always provocative. While some readers will violently question his views at certain points, all will be stimulated and challenged to think more deeply and participate more effectively in the total world mission to which God has called His Church."
--Paul E. Pierson, Fuller Theological Seminary
'Christ Outside the Gate' offers us a perspective of missions that focuses on the transition from paternalism to the contextualization of the Gospel."
--Oscar I. Romo, Director, Language Missions Division, Southern Baptist Convention
Costas writes from the viewpoint of those who live on the periphery of society. He challenges Christians of all denominations to a renewed understanding of the Christ who 'suffered outside the gates.'"
--John T. Boberg, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago