Introducing World Missions (2nd Edition)

Introducing World Missions (2nd Edition)


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In this volume, leading missionary scholars offer an engaging introduction to the work of missions in the contemporary world. The authors provide a broad overview of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions. They also consider 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. Sidebars, charts, maps, and numerous case studies are included. This new edition has been updated and revised throughout and features a full-color interior.

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About the Series

The Encountering Mission series is designed to introduce a new generation of students to missions. Authored by leading evangelical scholars, these volumes explore the issues, context, and changes in world missions in the twenty-first century.


1. Missions in the Modern World
Part 1: Encountering Mission in the Scriptures
2. Encountering Mission in the Old Testament
3. Encountering Mission in the Gospels
4. Encountering Mission in the New Testament Church
5. Encountering Mission Theology
Part 2: Encountering Missions in History
6. Expansion in the Premodern Era, AD 30-1500
7. Expansion in the Era of Discovery and Colonialism, AD 1500-1900
8. Expansion to and from Every Continent, AD 1900-2000
Part 3: Encountering Missions as a Candidate
9. First Steps: Have You Been Called?
10. Missionary Preparation
11. Charting a Path from Here to There
Part 4: Encountering Missions as a Sent One and as a Sender
12. Personal and Family Issues
13. Strategic and Ministry Issues
14. Relating to People of Other Cultures
15. Relating to Churches and Other Shareholders
Part 5: Missions Encountering the Contemporary World
16. Communicating with People of Other Cultures
17. Mission Trends and Paradigm Shifts
18. Encountering the Religions of the World
19. Mission and the Future
Reference List


A Scott Moreau

Gary R Corwin

Gary B McGee