Synopses & Reviews
In 1910 Protestant missionaries from around the world gathered to explore the role of Christian missions in the twentieth century. In this collection, leading missiologists use the one hundred year anniversary of the Edinburgh conference as an occasion to reflect on the practice of Christian mission in today's context: a context marked by globalization, migration, ecological crisis, and religiously motivated violence. The contributors explore the meaning of Christian mission, the contemporary context for mission work, and new forms in which the church has engaged-and should engage-in its missionary task. From these essays, a vision of twenty-first-century mission begins to emerge-one that is aware of issues of race, gender, border spaces, migration, and ecology. This renewed vision gives strength to the future of shared Christian ministry across nations and traditions.
About the Author
Ogbu U. Kalu was Henry Winters Luce Professor of World Christianity at McCormick Theological Seminary before his death in 2008. He authored many books and published more than 150 articles in journals and edited volumes.Peter Vethanayagamony is Associate Professor of Modern Church History at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Illinois.Edmund Kee-Fook Chia is Assistant Professor of Doctrinal Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois.