9780801026614

Changing Face of World Missions : Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801026614

  • ISBN10:

    080102661X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-01
  • Publisher: Baker Academic

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Summary

The dramatic changes that have taken place both in global society and in the church have implications for how the church does missions in the twenty-first century. These trends include the rise of postmodernism, the spiritual decline in the West and the advance of the gospel in the rest of the world, and the impact of technology on society and missions.The Changing Face of World Missions is for the mission-minded church leader or lay person who wants to understand these trends. Each chapter identifies and evaluates a trend, examines it in light of Scripture, and proposes a practical response. Important terms are defined, and sidebars help readers think through the issues on their own.

Author Biography

Michael Pocock (D.Miss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is chair and senior professor of world missions and intercultural studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Gailyn Van Rheenen (D.Miss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) retired from Abilene Christian University in 2003 to launch Mission Alive, an organization devoted to the training of Christian leaders. Douglas McConnell (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and associate professor of leadership at Fuller.

Table of Contents

Preface 7(2)
Introduction 9(12)
Part 1 The Global Context
1 Globalization: New York's in New Delhi, Manila's in Los Angeles
21(24)
2 Changing Demographics: The Impact of Migration, HIV/AIDS, and Children at Risk
45(34)
3 Religionquake: From World Religions to Multiple Spiritualities
79(26)
4 The Changing Basis of Knowledge: From Modernity to Postmodernity
105(26)
Part 2 The Missional Context
5 The Disappearing Center: From Christendom to Global Christianity
131(30)
6 Changing Motivations for Missions: From "Fear of Hell" to "the Glory of God"
161(22)
7 Increasing Awareness of Spiritual Power: The Spiritual Warfare Orientation to Missions
183(26)
8 Innovation in Mission Operations: Creative-Access Platforms
209(38)
Part 3 The Strategic Context
9 Working Together: Beyond Individual Efforts to Networks of Collaboration
247(32)
10 The Changing Uses of Money: From Self-support to International Partnership
279(20)
11 The Impact of New Technologies: Life in the Virtual World and Beyond
299(22)
12 Contextualization: From an Adapted Message to an Adapted Life
321(28)
Reference List 349(24)
Subject Index 373(12)
Scripture Index 385(6)
Contributing Authors 391

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