History Of Presbyterian Missions

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This comprehensive volume features a collection of interpretive essays on the work of missions in the Presbyterian Church for over sixty years. It discusses challenges to the church's mission activities and to its missionaries and examines the ways in which changes in denominational structures impacted mission work. Reflections from Presbyterian mission leaders, firsthand accounts from missionaries, and an overview of the work in specific mission areas from Latin America to East Asia make this an ideal resource ...

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Overview

This comprehensive volume features a collection of interpretive essays on the work of missions in the Presbyterian Church for over sixty years. It discusses challenges to the church's mission activities and to its missionaries and examines the ways in which changes in denominational structures impacted mission work. Reflections from Presbyterian mission leaders, firsthand accounts from missionaries, and an overview of the work in specific mission areas from Latin America to East Asia make this an ideal resource for those involved in Presbyterian missions, scholars, and all those who seek to understand the breadth and depth of Presbyterian missions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664503000
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 6/2/2008
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Scott W. Sunquist is Professor of World Christianity at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is coeditor of History of the World Christian Movement and editor of the Dictionary of Asian Christianity. He is cofounder of the World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Caroline N. Becker is a graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Asian and Middle Eastern studies.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Abbreviations     xiv
Introduction     1
Historical Setting and Themes
Historical Context for Mission, 1944-2007   Theodore A. Gill Jr.     13
Counting the Cost: Statistics and What They May Tell Us   David Dawson     36
Structures for a Changing Church   G. Thompson Brown   T. Donald Black     58
Faithfulness through the Storm: Changing Theology of Mission   Sherron George     85
Missions within the Mission: New Diversities in the One Family   Robert Weingartner     110
Missionaries Speak   Caroline N. Becker     132
Regional Histories
Latin America and the Caribbean   Frank Arnold     157
United States: God's Mission Field   Patricia Lloyd-Sidle     181
East Asia: Destructions, Divisions, and Abundance   Scott W. Sunquist     192
American Presbyterians and the Middle East   Stanley H. Skreslet     215
Africa   William B. Anderson     234
Europe   Duncan Hanson     256
South Asia   John C. B. Webster     285
An Epilogue and a Prologue: Wisdom Gained for the Future   Scott W. Sunquist     300
Chronology     307
Survey of Presbyterians in Mission     309
Notes     313
Bibliography     360
List of Contributors     376
Index     381
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