Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things
William Carey and Adoniram Judson, Missionary Pioneers
Foreword by David W. Bebbington
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
162 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.32 in
- Published: September 2013
$24.00 / £21.00 / AU$31.00Buy
- Published: September 2013
$21.00 / £17.99 / AU$30.99Buy
Allen Yeh is Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Missiology at Biola University near Los Angeles, California. He is the co-author of Routes and Radishes and Other Things to Talk About at the Evangelical Crossroads (2010).
Chris Chun is Associate Professor of Church History at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary near San Francisco, California. He is the author of The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards in the Theology of Andrew Fuller (2012).
"The names William Carey and Adoniram Judson are easily recognized as the pioneers of Baptist missions. This volume helps us see them in a new light--as the forerunners of a multicultural world Christianity. This exciting volume brings fresh perspectives to the origins of modern missions. Yeh and Chun have done a fabulous job in assembling a range of authors who deepen our understanding of these legendary leaders."
--Dana L. Robert, Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission, Boston University School of Theology
"This book is a thoughtful theological reflection on the life and work of two significant pioneer missionaries. I strongly commend this book not only to students but also to mission strategists, theologians, historians, and others interested in Christian missions."
--Prosperly B. Lyngdoh, Associate Professor of Missions, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
"This book addresses neglected issues, fills important gaps, and affords widened perspectives in our understanding of Carey, Judson, and the early missions movement. Informative, encouraging, and inspiring, this is an important book."
--Gregory A. Wills, Professor of Church History, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Perhaps what is most remarkable about these figures of two centuries ago is that they continue to instruct us on points of missions, theological currents, and intercultural interactions. Baptist scholarship is also enriched by the variety of Baptists worldwide who have lent their voices to this commemoration. It has plainly charted a new future."
--William H. Brackney, Distinguished Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics, Acadia University
"For those who have wondered whether there was still a place for missions history in the emerging discipline of world Christianity, with its strong emphasis on the indigenous reception of the gospel over missionary transmission, Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things gives a strong affirmative answer."
--Mark Shaw, director, Centre for World Christianity, Africa International University