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The Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions contains more than 1,400 articles on the theory, practice, theology, and history of missions. A comprehensive, one-volume reference, it not only provides a wealth of information on the topic of world missions, it also offers a contemporary study of the subject from an evangelical perspective. Over three hundred missionaries, theologians, and educators from a variety of cultural, denominational, and ethnic backgrounds contribute their expertise to provide a broad survey of the history of world missions as well as current trends and research.
The Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions, a Christianity Today 2001 Book Award winner, is a valuable research tool for professors and students in their study of world missions. It is also a readily accessible resource for clergy and lay persons interested in the history of world missions and its continuing progress.
In terms of both its comprehensiveness and its accessibility, the EDWM is a signal achievement, not only for evangelical missiology but for Christian missiology as a whole. It will be consulted widely.
—Robert Schreiter, International Bulletin of Missionary Research
A timeless resource. With easy turns of the page, background to the state of contemporary world mission thinking is at the reader's fingertips. As such, EDWM stands as a remarkable reference book for students and teachers in Christian Mission in our age. A priceless guide to world mission, it gives a panoramic view of debates, discussion and people that have been involved in Christian mission since its beginnings. . . In addition to a subject index is a whole separate and equally essential bibliographical index. The Dictionary is worth having just for its indices and overviews of mission events, theory and people.
—Rob Goodwin, TCZ Journal of Theological Reflection
Moreau and his fellow editors are to be congratulated for producing a volume that can and will be used with confident gratitude by all who seek clear and trustworthy information on mission related subjects.
—Jonathan J. Bonk, Evangelical Missions Quarterly
To best fulfill the Great Commission in the years ahead, the Church would do well to look at what it has done and is doing in this area. This volume will aid in this endeavor.
The Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions provides another easy-to-use tool for research and reflection on the mission of God's people. This volume is a readily accessible overview of mission which is irenic toward differing perspectives, interdenominational in outlook, and still firmly committed to the inspiration and authority of the Bible in orienting us to the task God has entrusted to the Church. . . It is heartily recommended for those who have a serious interest in the mission of the church.
—Mark Young, Bibliotheca Sacra
A. Scott Moreau received his doctorate in missions from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is associate professor of Missions and Intercultural Studies at Wheaton Graduate School. He worked with Campus Crusade for Christ in Africa and taught for eight years at the Nairobi International School of Theology. He also served as Deputy Administrator for the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa. Dr. Moreau is the author of The World of the Spirits and acted as associate editor for Twentieth-Century Dictionary of Christian Biography.
Harold Netland earned his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School and serves as Associate Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Mission. He is the director of Trinity’s Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies Program. Dr. Netland served on the faculty of Tokyo Christian University and as a missionary with the Evangelical Free Church of America in Japan. He has written numerous articles on mission, apologetics, and East Asia and is the author of Dissonant Voices.
Charles Van Engen holds a Ph.D. from Free University of Amsterdam. He is the Arthur F. Glasser Professor of Biblical Theology of Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. Prior to arriving at Fuller, he taught missiology at Western Theological Seminary. He also served as president of the General Synod for the Reformed Church in America in 1997. He is the author of God’s Missionary People and Footprints of God.