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Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical and Practical Survey, Second Edition
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Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical and Practical Survey, Second Edition

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Baker Academic 2015

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In this volume, leading missionary scholars A. Scott Moreau, Gary R. Corwin, and Gary B. McGee introduce missions in the contemporary world. The authors first survey the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions. They then consider the personal and practical issues involved in becoming a missionary, the process of getting to the mission field, and the contemporary challenges a mission worker must face.

Numerous maps and charts throughout the text that provide further details on particular subjects and raise questions for discussion, and each chapter closes with a case study that brings important issues into focus. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised.

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Key Features

  • Surveys the biblical, theological, and historical foundations of missions
  • Considers personal and practical issues involved in becoming a missionary
  • Includes numerous case studies that bring important issues into focus


  • Missions in the Modern World
  • Part 1: Encountering Mission in the Scriptures
    • Encountering Mission in the Old Testament
    • Encountering Mission in the Gospels
    • Encountering Mission in the New Testament Church
    • Encountering Mission Theology
  • Part 2: Encountering Missions in History
    • Expansion in the Premodern Era, AD 30-1500
    • Expansion in the Era of Discovery and Colonialism, AD 1500-1900
    • Expansion to and from Every Continent, AD 1900-2000
  • Part 3: Encountering Missions as a Candidate
    • First Steps: Have You Been Called?
    • Missionary Preparation
    • Charting a Path from Here to There
  • Part 4: Encountering Missions as a Sent One and as a Sender
    • Personal and Family Issues
    • Strategic and Ministry Issues
    • Relating to People of Other Cultures
    • Relating to Churches and Other Shareholders
  • Part 5: Missions Encountering the Contemporary World
    • Communicating with People of Other Cultures
    • Mission Trends and Paradigm Shifts
    • Encountering the Religions of the World
    • Mission and the Future

Praise for the Print Edition

No introduction to the global phenomenon of missions has been as up to date, or, in many a day, as thorough and well organized as this superb volume by three outstanding missions scholars.

Ralph D. Winter, founder, William Carey International University

This foundational volume is comprehensive, contemporary, and challenging. It speaks to the issues and concerns of the current student generation and introduces the reader to every major facet of the missionary enterprise.

Kenneth B. Mulholland, former dean, Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions

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About the Authors

A. Scott Moreau is associate academic dean and professor of intercultural studies at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the editor of Evangelical Missions Quarterly and has authored, coauthored, or edited 11 books, including Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions, Contextualization in World Missions, and Effective Intercultural Communication: A Christian Perspective.

Gary R. Corwin is a missiologist serving with Serving in Mission International. He is also associate editor of Evangelical Missions Quarterly.

Gary B. McGee (1945-2008) received his PhD from St. Louis University and was distinguished professor of church history and Pentecostal studies at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He is also the author of Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance: BSB Level 1 [THE 142].

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