Breaking through the Boundaries

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In this innovative work, four experienced missiologists draw upon biblical narratives to highlight key roles played by those outside established Jewish/Christian religious tradition in the service of God’s mission. The authors apply the missiological insights gleaned from the biblical accounts to contemporary issues such as global migration crises and interreligious strife.

An important contribution to Christian mission theory and praxis for the 21st century, Breaking through the Boundaries is a valuable text for students, churches, and missionary leaders.

Paul Hertig is director of the Los Angeles Term (an urban immersion program), and professor of global studies at Azusa Pacific University in California. He has co-edited three books at Orbis with Robert L. Gallagher, including Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context and Contemporary Mission Theology: Engaging the Nations.

Young Lee Hertig is a founding member of Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity (ISAAC) and Asian American Women on Leadership (AAWOL). An ordained Presbyterian clergy she teaches in the Global Studies and Sociology Department at Azusa Pacific University in California.

Sarita Gallagher Edwards is associate professor of religion at George Fox University in Newburg, Oregon. She served as a missionary with CRC Churches International at Papua New Guinea and Australia. 

Robert L. Gallagher is department chair and professor of intercultural studies at Wheaton College Graduate School in Chicago, and past president of the American Society of Missiology. He has been involved in theological education in Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific since 1984.

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Breaking through the Boundaries
Biblical Perspectives on Mission from the Outside In
American Society of Missiology
Paul Hertig
Young Lee Hertig
Sarita Gallagher Edwards
Robert L. Gallagher