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July 2015 Issue Table of Contents   —   Full Issue 56 pp. PDF:  High Res: 11.3 MB   Low Res: 1.8 MB

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    Bryant L. Myers

    Progressive Pentecostalism, Development, and Christian Development NGOs: A Challenge and an Opportunity

    We evangelicals need to take Pentecostals and Pentecostal thinking and practice about empowering the poor much more seriously. We can no longer afford to warily affirm the Pentecostal commitments to the Bible, evangelism, and mission, while ignoring the unarguable role of the Holy Spirit today in enabling personal and social transformation around the world.

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    John C. Barrett

    World War I and the Decline of the First Wave of the American Protestant Missions Movement

    The American missions movement has experienced two distinct waves. A first wave of effort originated in the early nineteenth century during the Second Great Awakening and largely collapsed amid theological controversy after World War I; a second wave began after World War II and continues to this day.

     

    This article examines the role played by World War I in the demise of the first wave.

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    David Dawson

    The New Wilmington Missionary Conference, 1906–2015

    At the dawn of the twentieth century the Protestant missionary movement in North America was growing in strength. Missionary cooperation on foreign fields led to the formation of dynamic organizations.

     

    This one small stream of missionary enthusiasm [NWMC] continues to this day. Once part of an array of vibrant regional missionary conferences, the NWMC is the only surviving example from that era.

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    Amos Koggie, Zamfara Iveh, and Tim Geysbeek

    “That Was the Beginning of Great Things at Miango”: Brra Kwḛ Tingwḛ and the Origins of Christianity in Miango, Nigeria, 1913–1936

    Brra Kwḛ replaced the Irigwe belief system and practices associated with local spirits with Christian orthopraxy, destroyed at least one sacred object, started to modify marriage practices, modeled preaching to people other than the Irigwe, and began the “close association of the church with the Irigwe political set-up, which has continued to the present.”

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    Rich Hansen

    Transforming the Dualistic Worldview of Ethiopian Evangelical Christians

    Ethiopian evangelicals are in a position to make an enormous impact on their nation and continent in the coming decades. A factor with the potential to limit this impact, however, may be certain aspects of the Ethiopian evangelical worldview.

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Editorial

Mission in History

J. Nelson Jennings

The Trial by Fire, St. Francis before the Sultan of Egypt

However differently each of us might analyze and explain precisely how Christian mission is interwoven with the fabric of world history, it is helpful to note that the articles in this particular issue relate to people, events, and organizations of the last two centuries. The articles thus provide various examples of how missionaries, churches, and mission organizations have functioned in relation to the transition from the modern Western mission movement to the current multidirectional, worldwide mission movement. Christian mission has always had to adjust to such pivotal and epochal changes. May this issue cast further light on our ongoing journey of navigating the sometimes choppy waters of historical currents, while participating in God’s worldwide mission.

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Contents

Progressive Pentecostalism, Development, and Christian Development NGOs: A Challenge and an Opportunity

Bryant L. Myers

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We evangelicals need to take Pentecostal thinking and practice about empowering the poor....

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World War I and the Decline of the First Wave of the American Protestant Missions Movement

John C. Barrett

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By the eve of World War I the foundations for American mission work were under substantial pressure.

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The New Wilmington Missionary Conference, 1906–2015

David Dawson

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Missionary cooperation on foreign fields led to the formation of dynamic organizations.

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“That Was the Beginning of Great Things at Miango”: Brra Kwḛ Tingwḛ and the Origins of Christianity in Miango, Nigeria, 1913–1936

Amos Koggie, Zamfara Iveh, and Tim Geysbeek

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Brra Kwḛ replaced the Irigwe belief system and practices associated with local spirits with Christian...

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Transforming the Dualistic Worldview of Ethiopian Evangelical Christians

Rich Hansen

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Ethiopian evangelicals are in a position to make an enormous impact on their nation and continent in ....

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Noteworthy

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Announcements, events, and personalia concerning the missions community.

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My Pilgrimage in Mission

Henry Hale Bucher Jr.

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One volunteer activity was organizing communicant classes to listen to Muslim students discuss Islam.

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“Doubly a Foreigner in Strange Lands”: The Experiences of Eva Dykes Spicer, London Missionary Society, at Ginling College, China, from 1923 to 1951

Rosemary Seton

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Spicer's papers provide a unique perspective on college life over nearly three decades at Ginling.

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The Legacy of Horace Grant Underwood

Samuel Y. Pang

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He carved out a position of respect for the Western missionaries and the Korean church.

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Book Reviews

Books

Read reviews of the latest book releases by scholars intimately familiar with the subjects.

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Dissertation Notices

Dissertations

See the latest missiology dissertations and explore online database with over 6,300 dissertations.

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Book Notes

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A list of notable books dealing with divergent missiological subjects.

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In Coming Issues

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A list of upcoming articles, including studies of outstanding missionary figures.

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  • Announcing

  • Conference entitled “Return to Sender: American Evangelical Missions in Europe, 1830–2010” will be held July 15–16 at the Netherlands. READ

  • International symposium “The Basel Mission, 1815–2015: Reviewing History—Tackling the Future” will be held September 24–26 in Switzerland, organized by Mission 21. READ

  • Registration open for Mission Congress 2015, by the Unites States Catholic Mission Association October 1–4, in Texas. READ

  • Fifty years after Ad Gentes, the Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church, a commemorative symposium will be held October 2–3 in Australia. READ

  • A conference “Christian Mission, Cocoa, and Socio-Economic, Political, and Religious Change in Ghana” will be held October 20–21 in Ghana. READ

  • Personalia

  • Appointed. Ted Esler, as president and CEO of Missio Nexus. READ

  • Appointed. Graham Kings, as mission theologian in the Anglican Communion. READ

  • Appointed. Mutua Mahiaini, as international president of the Navigators. READ

  • Died. Stephen A. Hayner, 66, biblical scholar, mission administrator, and seminary president, January 31, in Georgia. READ

  • Died. Samuel Hugh Moffett, 98, American Presbyterian missionary, scholar, theological educator, and author, February 9, in New Jersey. READ

  • Died. Philip Potter, 93, missionary administrator and global ecumenical leader, March 31, in Germany. READ

  • Died. Syngman Rhee, 83, mission administrator, theological educator, and ecumenical statesman, January 14, in Georgia. READ

My Pilgrimage in Mission

  • Michael Amaladoss, S.J. READ

  • Gerald H. Anderson READ

  • Paul W. Brand READ

  • Edward L. Cleary READ

  • Joan Delaney, M.M. READ

  • Joseph Donders READ

  • Roswith Gerloff READ

  • Adrian Hastings READ

  • Willi Henkel, O.M.I. READ

  • David J. Hesselgrave READ

  • Kosuke Koyama READ

  • Louis J. Luzbetak, S.V.D. READ

  • Eugene A. Nida READ

  • Paul E. Pierson READ

  • John V. Taylor READ

  • C. Peter Wagner READ

  • John C. B. Webster READ

  • J. Dudley Woodberry READ

The Legacy of

  • William Carey READ

  • Samuel Ajayi Crowther READ

  • E. Stanley Jones READ

  • Adoniram Judson READ

  • Kenneth Scott Latourette READ

  • Lottie Moon READ

  • John R. Mott READ

  • Olav Guttorm Myklebust READ

  • Stephen Neill READ

  • Mary Josephine Rogers READ

  • Sadhu Sundar Singh READ

  • Mary Slessor READ

  • J. Hudson Taylor READ

  • Henry Venn READ

  • Max Warren READ

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