The Missionary Movement in Christian History

The Missionary Movement in Christian History The Collected Lectures And Articles Of The Noted Missionary And Historian Andrew Walls, Professor Emeritus Of Edinburgh University And Founder Of The Center For The Study Of Christianity In The Non Western World This Book Makes The Full Range Of His Thought Available For The First Time To Scholars And Students Of World Mission, Theology, And Church History. This was a really informative book that sheds light on the missionary movement throughout history Although other regions are mentioned, Andrew F Walls spends considerable attention on Africa Interestingly, Walls states that the sacraments have not played a central role in African Christianity because both Roman Catholicism and Protestant denominations typically insisted that only ordained clergy could officiate over the sacraments but the sheer lack of available ordained clergy led to ver
Walls describes this book as a collection of fragmants Walls 1996 xiii He encourages the reader to hear it is a symphony divided into three movements The first movement is a reflection of the nature of the Chris
Outstanding, academic read of the movement of Christianity from one epoch to another through missionary efforts highly recommended for any serious student of religious history or missions. This is one of the few books that I can say with absolute sincerity changed my life Incidentally, my boss saw it sitting on my desk the other day, and out of the blue said, that book changed my life Apparently it tends to have that effect on people.Probably my top takeaway is the paradigm that the gospel is always translated contextualized, whenever and wherever it is He uses the metaphor of a play everyone in the audience watches the same play The Jesus Act he calls it , but depending This is one of the few books that I can say with absolute sincerity changed my life Incidentally, my boss saw it sitting on my desk the other day, and out of the blue said, that book changed my life Apparently it tends to have that effect on people.Proba
Very good book.Wallis, Andrew F The Missionary Movement in Christian History Studies in the Transmission of Faith Maryknoll, NY Orbis, 1996.The history of the interpretation of the Bible church history should not be regarded as mere objects of intellectual interest They are, instead, raw materials for case studies which illustrate in c
This is what happens when a first rate mind and passionate heart submit to the discipline of secular university strictures and sensibilities superb scholarship, penetrating insight, startling revisions, and even the occasional practical and devotional insight albeit judiciously rendered He clearly feels no pressure to please any ecclesiastical or ideological masters that s what tenure in a fine university is for, and Walls uses it gloriously.There is the usual overlapping of content and phr This is what happens when a first rate mind and passionate heart submit to the discipline of secular university strictures and sensibilities superb scholarship, penetrating insight, startling revisions, and even the occasional practical and
There is great depth and breadth of scholarship in this collection of essays, and also practical value for anyone who is invested in the health of the church or the pursuit of the Great Commission Walls also exposes the self centered ignorance of most of today s Western churches and their most educated leaders, who seem intent on ignoring the central role of missions in the growth, health, relevance, and power of the church during the last 20
A good selection of essays I didn t make it through all of them, but the early ones are foundational and very though provoking. Fascinating A collection of essays on the history of missions The third to last chapter on U.S christian culture is especially awesome.

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  • Paperback
  • 266 pages
  • The Missionary Movement in Christian History
  • Andrew F. Walls
  • English
  • 05 March 2017
  • 1570750599