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Mission Minded Selected Bibliography

For those of you who are or who want to be engaged in further in-depth study of global mission within the context of Anglican/Episcopal theology, history and pastoral practice, this resource is especially for you! Suggestions include publications dealing with general world mission theology and history and Anglican/Episcopal publications related to world mission. This is truly a resource for a one- or two-year adult education program as well as for anyone in a seminary or religious studies program.

Anglican/Episcopal Books Related to World Mission

Anglican Communion.  The Anglican Cycle of Prayer.  Cincinnati, OH: Forward Movement Publications.  (An annual devotional publication which includes a 52-week prayer cycle highlighting The Episcopal Church or one of the Provinces of the Anglican Communion, and 365-day prayer cycle that includes all dioceses of the Anglican Communion by name and special intentions for Holy Days, Feasts and Fasts)

Donovan, Mary Sudman. A Different Call: Women's Ministries in the Episcopal Church, 1850-1920. Wilton, CT: Morehouse-Barlow, 1986. (The story of the primary role of Episcopal women in the missionary work of the Episcopal Church)

Douglas, Ian T. Fling Out the Banner: The National Church Ideal and the Foreign Mission of the Episcopal Church. New York, NY: Church Hymnal Corporation, 1996. (An historical overview of the foreign mission endeavors of the Episcopal Church)

Douglas, Ian T., ed. Waging Reconciliation: God's Mission in a Time of Globalization and Crisis.  New York, NY: Church Publishing Incorporated, 2002.  (Papers and speeches from the meeting of the House of Bishops in September 2002 on topics of pressing concern, including the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, "modern" racism and the understanding of the role of mission in a global community)

Douglas, Ian T. and Kwok Pui-Lan.  Beyond Colonial Anglicanism.  New York, NY: Church Publishing, Inc., 2001 (to be published April, 2001).  (Essays tracing Anglicanism from its past colonialism through present challenges toward visions for the future)

Episcopal Church Foundation Fellows Forum, "Tradition and Innovation in Anglicanism: Hermeneutics in a Global Communion."  Anglican Theological Review.  Fall 2000, Volume 82, No. 4, Pages 647-788.   (Exploring the plurality of ways of understanding and participating in vocation as Anglican Christians)

Harris, Mark.  The Challenge of Change: The Anglican Communion in the Post Modern Era.  New York, NY: Church Publishing, Inc., 1998.  (Addresses issues of authority and identity in the Anglican Communion as it emerges from modernity and envisions the future)

Kew, Richard and Cyril Okorocha. Vision Bearers: Dynamic Evangelism in the 21st Century. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse, 1996. (A readable firsthand account of the mid-point conference for the Decade of Evangelism held at Kanuga, North Carolina, in 1995)

Kew, Richard and Roger White. Toward 2015: A Church Odyssey. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 1997. (A presentation of a new strategy for global mission from an evangelical Episcopal perspective)

Kwok, Pui-Lan. Discovering the Bible in the Non-Biblical World. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1995. (A reflection on scripture by an Anglican feminist theologian from Hong Kong)

McGrath, Alistair E. The Renewal of Anglicanism.  Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1993.  (A hopeful vision for the future of Anglicanism with reference to situations in the US, Canada, England and Australia)

MISSIO, The Mission Commission of the Anglican Communion to the Anglican Consultative Council XI.  Anglicans in Mission: A Transforming Journey.  London, England: SPCK, 2000.  (A response to the 1988 Lambeth Conference call for a dynamic missionary emphasis going beyond care and nurture to proclamation and service)

Okorocha, Cyril C., ed.  G-CODE 2000: The Cutting Edge of Mission.  London, England: Anglican Communion Publications, 1996.  (Reports from around the globe at the mid-point review of the decade of evangelism)

Presler, Titus L., Horizons of Mission.  Cambridge, MA: Cowley Press, 2001. (An overview of the history, theology and practice of Christian mission written specifically for lay study groups and enhanced with contemporary stories)

Rosenthal, James M. and Margaret Rodgers, ed.  The Communion We Share: Anglican Consultative Council XI, Scotland.  Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 2000.  (A series of essays that taken together might be called a guidebook on how to live gracefully as a global family)

Rosenthal, James M. and Nicola Currie, comp. Being Anglican in the Third Millenium: Anglican Consultative Council X in Panama City, Panama 1996.  Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1997.  (Sermons, hearings reports and resolutions of the 10th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council.  Includes The Virginia Report and the Dublin Liturgical Report)

Sachs, William L. The Transformation of Anglicanism: From State Church to Global Communion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. (A study of the changes in Anglicanism that led to the growth of the Church beyond England)

Shenk, Wilbert R. Henry Venn: Missionary Statesman. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1983. (A biography of the 19th century leader of the Church Missionary Society and the originator of three-self mission strategy)

Stockdale, Sharon, ed. New Wineskins for Global Mission. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Press, 1996. (A collection of the papers and presentations of a major Episcopal mission conference in 1994)

Turner, Philip, Frank Sugeno. Crossroads are for Meeting: Essays on the Mission and Common Life of the Church in a Global Society. Sewanee, TN: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge/USA, 1986. (A collection of papers from Anglicans around the world presented at a pan-Anglican symposium on mission)

Wingate, Andrew, Kevin Ward, Carrie Pemberton and Wilson Sitshebo, eds.  Anglicanism: A Global Communion.  New York, NY: Church Publishing, Inc. 1998.  (Essays from Anglicans throughout the world addressing issues of Anglican identity within a diversity of faiths and cultures)

General World Mission Theology and History:

Allen, Roland. Missionary Methods: St. Paul's or Ours? Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1962. (A discussion on missionary strategy from an Anglican early 20th century radical mission thinker)

Anderson, Gerald H., Robert T. Coote, Norman A. Horner, and James M. Phillips. Mission Legacies: Biographical Studies of Leaders of the Modern Missionary Movement. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1994. (A collection of short biographies of major mission thinkers and missionaries collected from the International Bulletin of Missionary Research)

Bassham, Roger C. Mission Theology, 1948-1975: Years of Worldwide Creative Tensions, Ecumenical, Evangelical, and Roman Catholic. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 1979. (An overview of the points of intersection and divergence in ecumenical, mainline and Roman Catholic mission thought in the post-World War II era)

Bosch, David J. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1991. (An encyclopedic review of the biblical, historical, and theological grounds for world mission)

Donovan, Vincent J. Christianity Rediscovered. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1982. (A personal reflection of a missionary's learning about mission and the Church as he worked and lived among the Maasai)

Gittins, Anthony J. Bread for the Journey: The Mission of Transformation and the Transformation of Mission. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1993. (A look at the spirituality of mission from a sacramental point of view)

Guder, Darrell L.  The Continuing Conversion of the Church.  The Gospel and Our Culture Series.  Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000.  (Discovering a new identity as a missionary people in a post-Christian culture)

Guder, Darrell L.  The Missional Church.  Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999.  (Challenges the church to recover its missional call in North America and offers tools with which to do so)

Hutchison, William R. Errand to the World: American Protestant Thought and Foreign Missions. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1987. (An in-depth study of the history of mission theology in the mainline American denominations from the 18th to the 20th century)

Neely, Alan. Christian Mission: A Case Study Approach. American Society of Missiology Series, No. 21. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1995. (A presentation of case studies in mission from a cross-cultural perspective)

Neill, Stephen. A History of Christian Missions. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1984. (A readable overview of the missionary outreach of the Christian Church from apostolic times to the present)

Newbigin, Lesslie.Mission in Christ's Way. Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1987. (An overview of contemporary theology of mission from one of the foremost thinkers in the ecumenical movement)

Robert, Dana L.  American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice.  Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1996.  (A unique appraisal and the definitive treatment of American women in mission whether mainline Protestant, Evangelical or Roman Catholic)

Sanneh, Lamin. Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture. American Society of Missiology Series, No. 13. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1989. (A study of the translatability of the Gospel and its effect on culture and the growth of the Church around the world)

Senior, Donald and Carroll Stuhlmueller. The Biblical Foundations of Mission. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1984. (An investigation into the biblical mandates for mission in both the Old and New Testaments)

Scherer, James A. and Stephen B. Bevans, ed. New Directions in Mission and Evangelism 1: Basic Statements 1974-­1991. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1992. (A compendium of major mission statements and documents from mainline, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Evangelical perspectives to complement David Bosch's book Transforming Mission)

Stott, John R. W. Christian Mission in the Modern World. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1975. (A brief theology of mission by one of the leading evangelical thinkers in the Anglican Communion)

Stackhouse, Max L., Tim Dearborn and Scott Paeth, eds. The Local Church in a Global Era: Reflections for a New Century.  (This volume explores the implications of today's emerging global society for local churches and Christian mission with focus in five areas: stewardship, prosperity and justice; faith, learning and family; the Spirit, wholeness and health; Christ, the church, and other religions; and conflict, violence and mission)

Thomas, Norman E. Classics Texts in Mission and World Christianity. American Society of Missiology Series, No. 20. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1995. (A sourcebook of key texts from the classic to contemporary times and from several continents for understanding mission, vocation, and the nature of Christianity)

Tucker, Ruth A.From Jerusalem to Irian Java: A Biograhical History of Christian Missions. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1983. (Short biographical studies of missionaries through the centuries with special attention to Evangelical Protestantism)

Walls, Andrew F.  The Missionary Movement in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission of Faith.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 1996.  (Insightful essays on mission as the cross-cultural transmission and transformation of Christian faith)

 



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