Controversies in Mission (EMS-24)

Theology, People, and Practice of Mission in the 21st Century
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Crossing social, cultural, and religious barriers and making disciples of all nations has probably never been without some level of controversy. This book is an attempt to hit the pause button on this rapid-paced world and to refllect on how we do mission, especially in light of the new layers of complexity that globalization brings. While the contributors engage in new aspects of mission and cultural encounter unique to the twenty-first century, the underlying issues of each chapter are age-old topics that have reared their heads at various times throughout history: priorities in mission, power struggles, perspectives on cultural others, and contextualization. With that in mind, our aims are twofold: (1) to carefully consider issues causing tension and contention within current mission thought, practice and strategy and then (2) to engage in serious but charitable dialogue for the sake of God’s mission and the salvation of all peoples.

  • ISBN: 9780878080540
  • Pages: 338
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2016
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

Table of Contents

Contributors

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Rochelle Cathcart Scheuermann

Part One Biblical Perspectives and Theology of Mission
Chapter 1 Controversy on Paul’s First Missionary Journey
Robert J. Priest
Chapter 2 The Case for Prioritism
Christopher R. Little
Chapter 3 Carl F. H. Henry’s Regenerational Model of
Evangelism and Social Concern and
the Promise of an Evangelical Consensus
Jerry M. Ireland
Chapter 4 Reconsidering the Formative Role of Ethics
within Missiological Practice
Greg Mathias

Part Two The People of Mission
Chapter 5 Power Play in the Korean American Church
Eunice Hong
Chapter 6 Submission or Cooperation?
David R. Dunaetz
Chapter 7 The Controversial Image of the
US American in Missions
Kenneth R. Nehrbass
Chapter 8 A Continuing Role for Western Bible Translators?
Dave Beine
Chapter 9 Up From The Pit—Immigration, Deportation,
Pain, and Hope
Miriam Adeney

Part Three The Practice of Mission
Chapter 10 The Necessity for Retaining Father and Son
Terminology in Scripture Translations for Muslims
Mark Hausfeld, Ben Aker, Jim Bennett, Jim Hernando,
Tommy Hodum, Wave Nunnally, Adam Simnowitz
Chapter 11 The World Evangelical Alliance Global Review
Panel Report: A Sympathetic Dissenting Opinion
Kevin Higgins
Chapter 12 Consequences of the Divine Terms Controversy
in Bible Translation
Mark Naylor
Chapter 13 Teaching Bible Interpretation in
Intercultural Contexts
Larry W. Caldwell

Part Four Historical and Future Perspectives
Chapter 14 Saving the Future of Evangelical Missions
David J. Hesselgrave

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