Special online issue of International Review of Mission offers African perspectives on Mission and Evangelism

28 February 2018

As the World Council of Churches (WCC) prepares to hold its next Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) in Arusha, Tanzania, a special online “virtual” issue of the International Review of Mission (IRM) gathers articles dealing with African perspectives on mission.

Africa, writes editor Benjamin Simon in an introduction to the collection, “is home to some of the most vibrant and inculturated forms of World Christianity, dealing with all sorts of theological issues and topics.”

With the theme, “African Perspectives on World Mission and Evangelism,” this special issue of IRM gathers articles already published that deal with key issues that are at stake in missiological studies in the African context and beyond. All articles may be freely consulted and downloaded.

The CWME gathering takes place in Arusha under the theme “Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship,” from 8 to 13 March 2018.

“Many missiological perspectives within World Christianity have their origins in the African context,” writes Simon. “Theologians from the African continent have become leading figures in missiological studies and research on World Christianity.”

The International Review of Mission is published by the WCC in partnership with Wiley, the Oxford-based books and journals publisher.

Table of contents of the special virtual issue – African Perspectives on World Mission and Evangelism

Full list of articles:

Justice, Peace and Care for Creation: What is at stake? Some South African perspectives
Ernst M Conradie

Daughters of Africa Heed the Call for Justice, Peace, and Fullness of Life
Nyambura J. Njoroge

A Catholic Missiological and Ecumenical Appreciation of Together towards Life
Richard Nnyombi

Checking Out the Future: A Perspective from African Theological Education
Chammah J. Kaunda

Missional Discipleship: A Transforming Paradigm for the Churches in Africa
Ezekiel L. Gibson

The Legacy, Leadership, and Hope of Pan-African Women of Faith in Building Sustainable Just Communities as a Missional Focus
A. Walker-Smith

Theological Education for a Religiously Radicalized World: An African Pentecostal Assist
J.B. Bangura

The Meaning of Discipleship
Opoku Onyinah

Discipleship Transforming the World: A Coptic Orthodox Perspective
Wedad Tawfik

“Go Near and Join Thyself to This Chariot…”: African Pneumatic Movements and Transformational Discipleship
J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu


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