Mission in the Twenty-First Century
By: Andrew F. Walls Cathy Ross
Aimed at practitioners, church leaders, academics, and students of mission and world Christianity, Mission in the Twenty-First Century offers insights on the theology and practice of mission in our age. It brings together authors from around the world and a variety of social locations to offer both practical and scholarly reflection on practice, case studies and stories, and pressing contemporary questions. Addressing the "five marks of mission" identified by the Anglican communion -- evangelism and proclamation; discipleship; social service; social transformation; and ecological concern -- chapters examine these touchstones of authenticity in the context of such intercultural processes as globalization, migration, Islam, "old Christendom," peacebuilding, and reconciliation.
Contributors include Jehu Hanciles, David Zac Nirigiye, Lamin Sanneh, Melba Maggay, Hami Tutu Chapman, Gerald Pillay, Kwame Bediako, and Moonjang Lee.
Andrew F. Walls, who contributes a magisterial essay to the volume, is one of the foremost interpreters of world Christianity. Additional essays are collected in The Missionary Movement in Christian History and The Cross-Cultural Process in Christian History.
Cathy Ross is mission interchange advisor for the Church Missionary Society in London and brings both her Aotearoa/New Zealand and worldwide experience to this volume.