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Engaging Globalization: The Poor, Christian Mission, and Our Hyperconnected World

Engaging Globalization: The Poor, Christian Mission, and Our Hyperconnected World


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Christianity Today Book Award Winner
OutreachResource of the Year (Multicultural)
ASM (American Society of Missiology) Book of the Year Award

Globalization is speeding up our world, extending our relationships globally and bringing us closer together in positive and not-so-positive ways. The church and many Christians, however, remain largely unaware of its seductive power, resulting in a failure of vision for mission in today's world. This up-to-date resource by a veteran leader in global development work with World Vision orients readers to the history of globalization and to a Christian theological perspective on it, explores concrete realities by focusing on global poverty, and helps readers reimagine Christian mission in ways that announce the truly good news of Christ and God's kingdom. Diagrams and sidebars that incorporate the voices of global partners are included. This is the second book in a new series that reframes missiological themes and studies for students using/featuring the common theme of mission as partnership with Christians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801097980
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Series: Mission in Global Community
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,137,073
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bryant L. Myers (PhD, University of California at Los Angeles) is professor of transformational development in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. A veteran leader in global development work, he served in senior management roles with World Vision International for three decades and has served with the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization. Myers is the author or editor of several books, including Working with the Poor and Walking with the Poor.

Table of Contents


Section 1: Setting the Stage
1. Introduction and the Path Forward
2. Twin Foundations
Section 2: Introducing Globalization
3. Understanding Globalization
4. The Ambiguities of Globalization
Section 3: The Two Eras of Globalization
5. The First Era of Globalization: Going Global by Migration, Conquest, and Mission
6. The Second Era of Globalization: Globally Connected and Closer Together
Section 4: The Impact of Globalization
7. The Impact of Two Hundred Years of Globalization
8. Assessing the Second Era of Globalization
Section 5: Globalization and the Poor
9. Globalization's Response to Poverty
10. Contemporary Thinking on Development
Section 6: Globalization and the Church
11. Globalization and World Christianity
12. The Theological Limitations of Globalization
13. The Christian Engagement with Globalization
14. The Missiological Challenge of Globalization

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