“A much-needed, challenging, and scholarly addition to contemporary missiological literature, particularly as it gets to the heart of Pentecostal and Charismatic narratives in their praxis of mission. A must-read!”--Allan H. Anderson, Emeritus Professor of Mission and Pentecostal Studies, University of Birmingham
Drawing on biblical, historical, and contemporary narratives, as well as Christ’s four-fold mission identity (Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King), this book reflects the rich diversity of global Christianity and addresses the complex realities facing global mission today.
Four mission practitioners bring together biblical, academic, and real-world narratives to address the question, “In the midst of the challenges and joys of our modern world, where do we find Christ’s hope, peace, and joy?” From a variety of denominational and socio-cultural backgrounds, these narratives address religious pluralism, globalization, personal and communal suffering, and attitudes of paternalism, triumphalism, and ethno-centricity.
With discussion questions following each narrative, Christ Among the Nations is an invaluable resource for students, missioners, and those in cross-cultural ministry
Sarita Gallagher Edwards is associate professor of religion at George Fox University in Newburg, OR, currently teaching courses in biblical theology of mission, world religions, intercultural studies, and world Christianity. She served with CRC Churches International in Papua New Guinea and Australia.
Robert L. Gallagher is department chair and professor of intercultural studies at Wheaton College Graduate School, 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.
Paul W. Lewis is associate dean, admissions and program coordinator for the intercultural doctoral studies program, and professor of historical theology and intercultural studies at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO. He has been a missionary with Assemblies of God World Missions for over 22 years.
DeLonn L. Rance is director of intercultural doctoral studies, chair of the global missions department, and professor of intercultural studies at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO. He has been a missionary with Assemblies of God World Missions for over 30 years.