A prominent missiologist provides insight and guidance on the hot topics within Christian mission circles in this unique and timely discussion. Through the authoritative use of Scripture and drawing from the social sciences and history, David J. Hesselgrave tackles ten of the most pressing issues facing missionaries and students of missions today. In spite of the rapid changes taking place, Hesselgrave determines that much of traditional theory, practice, and theology is still valid, if not essential, for the future of Christian missions.
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Date:March 8, 2008
Hesselgrave does a good job presenting the various conflicting viewpoints on modern missions and makes some helpful remarks on their validity from a biblical standpoint. For missionaries who have been isolated for decades on their fields from much of the theoretical shifts in N. American missiology, the work provides a good "catch-up" and "heads up" on developments that may sooner or later affect them as younger candidates come to their fields with a completely variant missions philosophy. The author also discusses several other missions issues and provides much that is thought provoking. Although he could have taken a more biblical position on various aspects, all readers will appreciate his great effort to provide a survey of this increasingly complex and diversified aspect of Christian ministry.