Crossing Cultural Frontiers
By: Andrew F. Walls
Recognized as one of the Ten Outstanding Books of 2017 for Mission Studies by the International Bulletin of Mission Research
"This book gives evidence of how far, how long, and into how many corners [Walls] has gone, sweeping and searching with sharp eyes and an uncanny ability to see what others have overlooked.... Get it and read it!" --Joel A. Carpenter, in International Bulletin of Mission Research
"This book is an essential guide to understanding the dynamics that are transforming World Christianity. One should not only read this book, but also devour it." --James A. Bergquist, in Missiology
"The merit of the collection of essays is the attention Walls gives to the religious dimension of Christianity's missionary career, with pointers to the kind of new theological inquiry set to commence in the world beyond the West. The book is a welcome addition to the two previous collected essays that introduced American readers to the work of Andrew Walls." --Lamin Sanneh, Yale University
Andrew F. Walls’s first collection of essays, The Missionary Movement in Christian History, was named by Christianity Today in their list of the top 100 most influential books of the twentieth century. In this third collection, Walls carries forward his decades-long project, upending staid interpretations of Christian History by examining the role of mission and cross-cultural transmission of the Gospel in the formation of World Christianity.
In essays marked by profound learning and his characteristic wit, Walls covers themes ranging from the transmission of Christian faith, to Africa in Christian thought and History, along with reflections on a broad range of mission figures, and a personal reflection on “missiology as a vocation.”
Andrew F. Walls is a former missionary to Sierra Leone and Honorary Professor in the University of Edinburgh; Professor of the History of Mission, Liverpool Hope University; and Emeritus Professor, Akrofi-Christaller Institute, Akropong, Ghana. His books include The Missionary Movement in Christian History, The Cross-Cultural Process in Christian History, and (with Cathy Ross), Mission in the 21st Century (all Orbis Books).