Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey / Edition 1

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Overview

Introducing World Missions, the first volume in the Encountering Mission series, provides readers with a broad overview of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions. It considers personal and practical issues involved in becoming a missionary, the process of getting to the mission field, and contemporary challenges a mission worker must face.
This valuable guide is based on current research and includes numerous case studies that consider important issues, as well as sidebars, charts, and maps that provide further details on topics of interest. Altogether, this is an engaging introduction to the work of missions in the contemporary world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801026485
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: Encountering Mission
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 153,627
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

A. Scott Moreau (D.Miss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of missions and intercultural studies at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the general editor of the Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. Gary R. Corwin is associate editor of Evangelical Missions Quarterly, special representative with SIM (Serving in Mission), and a visiting lecturer at Reformed Theological Seminary. Gary B. McGee (Ph.D., St. Louis University) is professor of church history and Pentecostal studies at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
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Table of Contents

Preface 7
1 Missions in the Modern World 11
Pt. 1 Encountering Mission in the Scriptures
2 Encountering Mission in the Old Testament 27
3 Encountering Mission in the Gospels 40
4 Encountering Mission in the New Testament Church 52
5 Encountering Mission Theology 71
Pt. 2 Encountering Missions in History
6 Expansion in the Premodern Era, A.D. 30-1500 93
7 Expansion in the Era of Discovery and Colonialism, A.D. 1500-1900 114
8 Expansion to and from Every Continent, A.D. 1900-2000 136
Pt. 3 Encountering Missions as a Candidate
9 First Steps: Have You Been Called? 159
10 Missionary Preparation 172
11 Charting a Path from Here to There 190
Pt. 4 Encountering Missions as a Sent One and as a Sender
12 Personal and Family Issues 205
13 Strategic and Ministry Issues 221
14 Relating to People of Other Cultures 233
15 Relating to Churches and Other Shareholders 244
Pt. 5 Missions Encountering the Contemporary World
16 Communicating with People of Other Cultures 265
17 Mission Trends and Paradigm Shifts 279
18 Encountering the Religions of the World 295
19 Mission and the Future 311
Reference List 315
Subject Index 337
Scripture Index 347
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