William Carey Library

Missions In Contexts Of Violence (EMS 15)

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by: Keith E. Eitel (Editor)
This volume deals with the contexts of violence. In an age of increasing concern for this type of missionary work, the missions community needs to hear from those that have reflected on the multifaceted elements involved in understanding the phenomenon of martyrdom-persecution violence as it relates to telling the age-old Gospel story. The place to begin is with Biblical and theological analysis followed by the grounding provided by constructing consequent lifestyles, strategies and practices in physically risky settings. Finally, insights from the live settings of violence are warranted.

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  • Pages: 444
  • Publisher: William Carey Library
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publish Year: 2008
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Table of Contents

  • Foreword - Keith E. Eitel
  • Author Profiles

General Reflections on Missions in Contexts of Violence

  • Chapter 1: Three Journeys: Jesus - Constantine - Muhammad (David W. Shenk)
  • Chapter 2: Christian Mission and "Glocal" Violence in 2006 AD (J. Nelson Jennings)

Biblical and Theological Foundations for Engaging in Contexts of Violence

  • Chapter 3: The Biblical Context of Violence and Response (Steve Clinton)
  • Chapter 4: Missions in the Context of Violence: A New Testament Response (J.D. Payne)
  • Chapter 5: Mission in Contexts of Violence: Forging Theologies of Persecution and Martyrdom (Charles L. Tieszen)
  • Chapter 6: Divine Suffering and Divine Grace: A Missiological Interpretation of Kitamori Kazo's Pain of God Theology (Hau Chang Chua)

Lifestyles, Strategies, and Practices in Contexts of Violence

  • Chapter 7: Choosing How to Live in a Muslim Context: Case Studies from Missionary Women (Marti Smith)
  • Chapter 8: New Mission Strategies for Working in a Context of Violence (Dale M. Wolyniak)
  • Chapter 9: Muslim Background Believers and Baptism in Cultures of Persecution and Violence (Barry Stricker and Nik Ripken)
  • Chapter 10: Mission's Greatest Enemy, Greatest Violence (Ralph D. Winter)
  • Chapter 11: "Violent Words" in a Shrinking World: A Biblical Response (Chris Lindley and Molly Wall)

Area or Thematic Specific Studies of Contexts of Violence

  • Chapter 12: The Ethiopian Church and Mission in Contexts of Violence: Four Historical Episodes (E. Paul Balisky and Lila W. Balisky)
  • Chapter 13: The Benefits of Chaos: Missionary Reflections on Zimbabwe's Decline (Robert Reese)
  • Chapter 14: From Barbarians to Barbarians: Celtic Missionary Spirituality in the Dark Ages (David K. Strong)
  • Chapter 15: Ministry in the Context of Suffering and Trauma in South Sudan (Enoch Wan and Karen Fancher)
  • Chapter 16: Lessons from Ministry in the Context of Eastern European Violence (John Moldovan)
  • Chapter 17: Missions and Genocide in Rwanda (James Butare-Kiyovu)
  • Chapter 18: Missions in the Context of Middle Eastern Violence (Tony Maalouf)
  • Chapter 19: Missions in the Context of Interethnic Violence (D.M. Kinoti)