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The Practice of Mission in Global Methodism
Emerging Trends From Everywhere to Everywhere

ISBN 9780367618865
Published April 20, 2021 by Routledge
290 Pages

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Book Description

This book brings together Methodist scholars and reflective practitioners from around the world to consider how emerging practices of mission and evangelism shape contemporary theologies of mission.

Engaging contemporary issues including migration, nationalism, climate change, postcolonial contexts, and the growth of the Methodist church in the Global South, this book examines multiple forms of mission, including evangelism, education, health, and ministries of compassion. A global group of contributors discusses mission as no longer primarily a Western activity but an enterprise of the entire church throughout the world.

This volume will be of interest to researchers studying missiology, evangelism, global Christianity, and Methodism and to students of Methodism and mission.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dana L. Robert


David W. Scott and Darryl W. Stephens

Part I: Cultivating global relationships

1 The challenge of intercultural theology for Methodist theology in a global context

Hendrik R. Pieterse

2 Decolonizing Methodist mission partnerships

Taylor Walters Denyer

3 The economics of international mission

David W. Scott

Part II: Practicing contextual engagement

4 An Oceanic view of Methodist mission

Carmen C. Manalac-Scheuerman and Akanisi Tarabe

5 Interpreting Korean Bible women from a terracultural model of mission

K. Kale Yu

6 Creating a postcolonial future for United Methodist mission in Africa

Nelson Kalombo Ngoy

7 The impact of public health and education on mission in Southern Africa

Stephen J. H. Hendricks

8 Sororidad de Gracia as mission by, with, and for women in Latin America

Andrea Reily Rocha Soares

9 Diaspora missiology with anglophone Caribbean immigrants in the United States

Sheryl Marks-Williams

10 Healing a fractured salvation in North America

Mark R. Teasdale

Part III: Educating for missional formation

11 Divergent theologies of mission within United Methodism

Darryl W. Stephens

12 Dismantling structural eco-recklessness through zero-emission mission

Jenny Phillips

13 Empowering women in Africa through mission education

Elmira Sellu, Flory Atieno, Sara Jalloh, Jaka Joice, Rose Musooko, and Evelyn Ann Ouma

14 Fresh expressions of Methodist theological education

Jeffrey A. Conklin-Miller

15 A Wesleyan spirit of mission among Muslims

Sam Kim

Part IV: Discerning the future of mission together

16 A mission of hope and peace amid suffering

Mande Muyombo

17 Finding the future of Methodist world mission in lay migrant initiatives

Stephen Skuce

18 Turning mission upside down

Joy Eva Bohol

19 Methodist mission in an era of world Christianity

David W. Scott

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David W. Scott is a mission theologian for the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church and a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Global Christianity & Mission at Boston University, USA.

Darryl W. Stephens is Director of United Methodist Studies and Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry at Lancaster Theological Seminary, USA and is an ordained deacon in The United Methodist Church.