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Changing Face of World Missions Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends

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ISBN-10: 080102661X

ISBN-13: 9780801026614

Edition: 2005

Authors: Michael Pocock, Gailyn Van Rheenen, Douglas McConnell, A. Moreau

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Gailyn Van Rheenen ( PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is director of the church planting ministry Mission Alive (, adjunct professor of missions at Abilene Christian University, and former missionary to East Africa. His website is

Michael Pocock (D.Miss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is chair and senior professor of world missions and intercultural studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Gailyn Van Rheenen (D.Miss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) retired from Abilene Christian University in 2003 to launch Mission Alive, an organization devoted to the training of Christian leaders. Douglas McConnell (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and associate professor of leadership at Fuller.

The Global Context
Globalization: New York's in New Delhi, Manila's in Los Angeles
Changing Demographics: The Impact of Migration, HIV/AIDS, and Children at Risk
Religionquake: From World Religions to Multiple Spiritualities
The Changing Basis of Knowledge: From Modernity to Postmodernity
The Missional Context
The Disappearing Center: From Christendom to Global Christianity
Changing Motivations for Missions: From "Fear of Hell" to "the Glory of God"
Increasing Awareness of Spiritual Power: The Spiritual Warfare Orientation to Missions
Innovation in Mission Operations: Creative-Access Platforms
The Strategic Context
Working Together: Beyond Individual Efforts to Networks of Collaboration
The Changing Uses of Money: From Self-support to International Partnership
The Impact of New Technologies: Life in the Virtual World and Beyond
Contextualization: From an Adapted Message to an Adapted Life
Reference List
Subject Index
Scripture Index
Contributing Authors