Nerdy Missiology Majors

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last revised on 26 August 2022
The Files section in the Nerdy Missiology Majors group is continuing to grow, especially as more members are actively contributing to share-an-article Fridays. The last time I edited the old bibliography, the Algorithm decided that I must be spamming and blocked the post. I don’t know what Meta does with its billions of dollars, but it doesn’t use it to hire actual people to review its Algorithm’s mistakes. I tried posting again, but the Algorithm doesn’t like the fact that I’ve included so many links, even though all of the links are to group posts (!). This is so frustrating.
Anyway, here’s a new bibliography of what’s been shared in the group so far. There are currently 96 files (94 articles or chapters, 1 dissertation, and 1 book, if my count is right) and seven of our group members are represented.
  1. Accad, Martin. “Towards a Theology of Islam: A Response to Harley Talman’s ‘Is Muhammad Also Among the Prophets?’” International Journal of Frontier Missions 31, no. 4 (2014): 191–193.

  2. Adenekan-Koevoets, Bisi. “Nigerian Pentecostal Diasporic Missions and Intergenerational Conflicts: Case Studies from Amsterdam and London.” Mission Studies 38, no. 3 (2021): 424–447.

  3. Agbèdè, Afolabi Ghislain. “Pentecost of the city: Towards an African urban migratory theology.” Missionalia 49 (2021): 1–17.

  4. Barron, Joshua Robert. “Andrew F. Walls: Apostle of World Christianity.” Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis 12, no. 2 (Summer-Fall 2021): 20 pages.

  5. Barron, Joshua Robert. “Conversion or Proselytization? Being Maasai, Becoming Christian.” Global Missiology 18, no. 2 (2021): 12 pages.

  6. Barron, Joshua Robert. “An Enkiteng Hermeneutics—Reading (and Hearing!) the Bible with Maasai Christians: A review essay and proposal.” Global Missiology 18, no. 4 (October 2021): 2–16.

  7. Barron, Joshua Robert. “My God is enkAi: a reflection of vernacular theology.” Journal of Language, Culture, and Religion 2, no. 1 (2021): 1–20.

  8. Barron, Joshua Robert. “Is the Prosperity Gospel, Gospel? An Examination of the Prosperity and Productivity Gospels in African Christianity.” Conspectus: The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary 33, no. 1 (2022): 88–103.

  9. Bauckham, Richard. “Mission as Hermeneutic for Scriptural Interpretation.” Unpublished lecture. Cambridge, n.d. NB: A version of this paper was published as chapter 2 in Reading the Bible Missionally, edited by Michael W. Goheen, 28–44 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016).

  10. Bediako, Kwame. “Jesus in African Culture: A Ghanaian Perspective on Ancestors.” International Journal of Frontier Missiology 32, no. 4 (2015): 195–201.

  11. Blasu, Ebenezer Yaw, and Joshua D. Settles. “The ‘Surprise’ in Mission History: Prospects for African Cross-Cultural Mission to the West.” Evangelical Review of Theology 45, no. 4 (2021): 346–359.

  12. Brunn, Dave. “Form and Function in Bible Translation: Where Theory Meets Practice.” Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 12, no. 1 “Bible Translation as Missions” (2015): 3–19.
    (link is to entire issue)
  13. Carmody, Brendan, ed. Religious Conversion: An African Perspective. Lusaka, Zambia, Gadsden Publishers, 2018.
    (yes, this is to an entire book)
  14. Ciampa, Roy E. “The Terms of Translation: Ideological Challenges for Bible Translators.” International Journal of Frontier Missiology 28, no. 3 (2011): 139–148.

  15. Chang, David. “Growing in Partnership with Thai Churches.” Mission Round Table 10, no. 1 (January 2015): 26–31.

  16. Coleman, Richard. “Repentance: A Potential Catalyst for Ethnic Minority Mobilization.” Missionary Mobilization Journal 1, no. 2 (2021): 52–55.
  17. Deaver, Matt. “Different Cultures, Different Atonement Model? Penal Substitutionary Atonement and Fear-Power Cultures.” Journal of Global Christianity 7, no. 1 (2022): 22–41.

  18. Dicks, Ian D. “Language capacity is not enough: Be intentional about growing culture and worldview understanding.” Missiology: An International Review 46, no. 3 (2018): 1–15.

  19. Dicks, Ian. D. “Towards growing participation in new and existing communities.” Missiology: An International Review 50, no. 2 (2022): 1–10.

  20. Drage, Kimberly. “The Role of Mission Organizations in Missionary Well-Being.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 57, no. 3 (2021): 26–29.

  21. Escobar, Samuel. “The Legacy of John Alexander Mackay.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 16, no. 3 (1992): 116–122.

  22. Escobar, Samuel. “Mission in Latin America: An Evangelical Perspective.” Missiology: An International Review 20, no. 2 (April 1992): 241–253.

  23. Escobar, Samuel. “Mission Studies Past, Present, and Future.” Missiology: An International Review 24, no. 1 (January 1996): 3–29.

  24. Escobar, Samuel. “My Pilgrimage in Mission.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 36, no. 4 (October 2012): 206–211.

  25. Harmelink, Bryan. “Translation as Transmission.” Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 12, no. 1 “Bible Translation as Missions” (2015): 20–25.
    (link is to entire issue)
  26. Henderson, Melva L. “Mobilizing the Black Church for Global Missions.” Missionary Mobilization Journal 1, no. 2 (2021): 40–50.

  27. Heldt, Jean-Paul. “Revisiting the ‘Whole Gospel’: Toward a Biblical Model of Holistic Mission in the 21st Century.” Missiology: An International Review 32, no. 2 (2004): 149–172.

  28. Higgins, Kevin. “The Key to Insider Movements: The ‘Devoted’s’ of Acts.” International Journal of Frontier Missions 21, no. 4 (2004): 155–165.

  29. Houston, Tobias J. “‘Not getting what you ask for’ from rapid appraisal surveys: A new model to assess Bible translation needs.” HTS Theological Studies 78, no. 1 (2022): 1–7.

  30. Ibrahim, Ayman. “An Afterword.” International Journal of Frontier Missions 31, no. 4 (2014): 134–135.

  31. Ibrahim, Ayman. “‘Is Muhammad Also among the Prophets?’: A Response to Harley Talman.” International Journal of Frontier Missions 31, no. 4 (2014): 202–204.

  32. Ibrahim, Ayman. “‘Is Muhammad Also among the Prophets?’: A Second Response to Harley Talman.” International Journal of Frontier Missions 31, no. 4 (2014): 116–134.

  33. Jones, Larry B. “Global Church/Bible Agency Partnership: A Proposal for Twenty-First Century Bible Translation.” Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 12, no. 1 “Bible Translation as Missions” (2015): 37–47.
    (link is to entire issue)
  34. Kabongo, Luc. “The Africanisation of Missiology: The Work of InnerChange South Africa to Raise Up Local Missionaries and Decolonise Black African Minds (Part I).” Global Missiology 4, no. 15 (2018): 10 pages.

  35. Kgatle, Mooko S. “Missiology as social justice: A contextual reading of the mission of Christ in Luke 4:16-19.” Missionalia 47, no. 1 (2019): 58–71.

  36. Kaunda, Chammah J. “Urban Immigrant Pentecostal Missiology: The Case of an Immigrant Zambian Pentecostal Pastor in South Africa.” Chapter 15 in Who is an African? Race, Identity, and Destiny in Post-apartheid South Africa, edited by Chammah J. Kaunda and Roderick R. Hewitt, 255–274. Foreword by Marshall W. Murphee and Nobuhle Hlongwa. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2018.

  37. Kreider, Alan. “Patience in the Missional Thought and Practice of the Early Church: The Case of Cyprian of Carthage.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 39, no. 4 (October 2015): 220–224.

  38. Kwiyani, Harvey C. “Missio Dei: An African Appropriation.” Missio Africanus: Journal of African Missiology 1, no. 1 (2015): 53–65.

  39. Lewis, Paul W. “The Church of the East in East Asia: Missiological Lessons from the Sixteenth Century Context.” Occasional Bulletin of EMS 34, no. 4 (Fall 2020): 1, 3–7, 29–31.

  40. Maluleke, Tinyiko Sam. “African Traditional Religions in Christian Mission and Christian Scholarship: Re-Opening a Debate That Never Started.” Religion & Theology 5, no. 2 (1998): 121–137.

  41. Mbiti, John [S.]. “Main Features of Twenty-First Christianity in Africa.” Missio Africanus: Journal of African Missiology 1, no. 2 (2016): 72–88.

  42. Mugambi, Kyama. “Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Role of the African Church in a Global Conversation.” Missio Africanus: The Journal of African Missiology 3, no. 1 (2017): 21–28.

  43. Ngundu, Onesimus A. “Mission Churches and African Customary Marriage.” Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology 30, no. 1 (2011): 35–53.

  44. Oakes, Perry. “Equipping the Global Church to Translate the Bible into Its Own Language.” Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 12, no. 1 “Bible Translation as Missions” (2015): 26–36.
    (link is to entire issue)
  45. Omenyo, Cephas N., and David Choi. “Korean Missionary Enterprise in West Africa 1979–1999: A Preliminary Study.” Exchange 39, no. 3 (2000): 213–229.

  46. Ott, Craig. “Talking about Cultural Differences in an Age of Globalization and Hybridization: Between Obelix and Stephen Colbert.” Missiology: An International Review 50, no. 1 (2022): 63–77.

  47. Padilla, C. René. “The Future of Christianity in Latin America: Missiological Perspectives and Challenges.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 23, no. 3 (July 1999): 105–112.

  48. Padilla, C René. “Globalization and Christian Mission.” Journal of Latin American Theology 9, no. 2 (2014): 17–41.

  49. Padilla, C René. “The Globalization of Solidarity.” Journal of Latin American Theology 9, no. 2 (2014): 69–90.

  50. Padilla, C. René. “The Mission of the Church in Light of the Kingdom of God.” Transformation 1, no. 2 (April 1984): 16–20.

  51. Phan, Peter C. “World Christianity and Christian Mission: Are They Compatible? Insights from the Asian Churches.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 32, no. 4 (2008): 193–200.

  52. Prosén, Martina. “Songs that Carry Transformation: Pentecostal Praise and Worship Rituals in Nairobi, Kenya.” Mission Studies 35 (2018): 265–285.

  53. Ramelli, Ilaria L. E. “Early Christian Missions from Alexandria to ‘India’: Institutional Transformations and Geographical Identifications.” Augustinianum 51, no. 1 (2011): 221–231.

  54. Rasmussen, Hannah. “The role of bicultural people in the missio Dei: Creating a model from bicultural Bible characters.” Missiology: An International Review 50, no. 1 (2022): 78–90.

  55. Reimer, Johannes. “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian Evangelicals.” Evangelical Review of Theology 46, no, 2 (2022): 101–110.

  56. Ross, Kenneth R. “Understanding Mission Today: Points of Convergence?” Transformation 34, no. 4 (2017): 260–266.
  57. Royster, Mark. “John Wesley’s Doctrine of Prevenient Grace in Missiological Perspective.” DMiss Dissertation. Asbury Theological Seminary, 1989.

  58. Rutt, Steven. “Roland Allen’s Apostolic Principles: An Analysis of his ‘The Ministry of Expansion’.” Transformation 29, no. 3., special issue: Roland Allen: Would he still have anything to say to us today? (July 2012): 225–243.

  59. Sallu, Michael. “Mission in the Changing Youth Culture of Sub-Saharan Africa.” Journal of the Evangelical Missiological Society 1, no. 2 (2021): 86–104.

  60. Sanneh, Lamin. “Christian Mission in the Pluralist Milieu: The African Experience.” Missiology: An International Review 12, no. 4 (October 1984): 421–433.

  61. Sanneh, Lamin. “Christian Missions and the Western Guilt Complex.” Christian Century 104, no. 11 (8 April 1987): 330–334.

  62. Sanneh, Lamin. “The Horizontal and the Vertical in Mission: An African Perspective.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 7, no. 4 (October 1983): 165–171.

  63. Sanneh, Lamin. “Prospects for Post-Western Christianity in Asia and Elsewhere.” The Brown Journal of World Affairs12, no. 2 (Winter / Spring 2006): 117–128.

  64. Sanneh, Lamin. “Should Christianity be Missionary? An Appraisal and an Agenda.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 40, no. 2 (Summer 2001): 86–98.

  65. Sanneh, Lamin. “‘They Stooped to Conquer’: Vernacular Translation and the Socio-Cultural Factor.” Research in African Literatures 23, no. 1, The Language Question (Spring 1992): 95–106.

  66. Sanneh, Lamin. “Translation and the Incarnate Word: Scripture and the Frontier of Languages Chapter.” In Communicating the Word: Revelation, Translation, and Interpretation in Christianity and Islam, edited by David Marshall, 70–82. Afterword by Rowan Williams. Georgetown University Press, 2011.

  67. Scobie, Charles H. H. “Israel and the Nations: An Essay in Biblical Theology.” Tyndale Bulletin 43, no. 2 (1992): 282–385.

  68. Smith, Aubry G. “The Evil Eye: A Contextual Theology for the Arabian Peninsula.” Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis 12, no. 1 (2021).

  69. Smith, R. Marvin. “Folk Islam in East Africa.” Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology 18, no. 2 (1999): 83–106.

  70. Stanley, Brian. “Inculturation: Historical Background, Theological Foundations and Contemporary Questions.” Transformation 24, no. 1. (January 2007): 21­–27.

  71. Stanley, Brian. “Where have Our Mission Structures Come From?” Transformation 20, no. 1 (January 2003): 39–46.

  72. Taber, Charles R. “Is There More Than One Way to Do Theology? Anthropological comments on the doing of theology.” Didaskalia 5, no. 1 (October 1993): 3–18.

  73. Taber, Charles R. “The Limits of lndigenization in Theology.” Missiology: An International Review 6, no. 1 (January 1978): 53–79.

  74. Taber, Charles R. “Missiology and the Bible.” Missiology 11, no. 2 (April 1983): 229–245.\2760760945/

  75. Talman, Harley. “Is Muhammad Also Among the Prophets?” International Journal of Frontier Missions 31, no. 4 (2014): 169–190.

  76. Talman, Harley. “My Response to Ayman Ibrahim.” International Journal of Frontier Missions 31, no. 4 (2014): 204–207.

  77. Tiénou, Tite. “Biblical Foundations for African Theology.” Missiology 10, no. 4 (October 1982): 435–448.

  78. Tembo, Dorothy. “Protestant Missionaries’ Understanding of and Attitude toward African Religion in Colonial Malawi.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 46, no. 4 (2022): 555–563.

  79. Tompkins, Andrew. “Trees, stolen gods, and becoming Egyptian: Reading Genesis missionally.” Missiology: An International Review (August 2022): 1–13.

  80. Turaki, Yusufu. “The Christianization of African Traditional Religions.” International Review of Mission 108, no. 2 (2019): 349–362.

  81. Turner, Harold W. “Old and New Religions Among North American Indians: Missiological Impressions and Reflections.” Missiology: An International Review, vol. 1, no. 2 (1973): 47–66.

  82. Walls, A. F. [Andrew F.]. “African Christianity in the History of Religions.” Studies in World Christianity 2, no. 2 (1996): 183–203.

  83. Walls, Andrew F. “An Anthropology of Hope: Africa, Slavery, and Civilization in Nineteenth-Century Mission Thinking.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 39, no. 4 (2015): 225–330.

  84. Walls, Andrew F. “A Christian experiment: the early Sierra Leone colony.” Studies in Church History 6 (1970): 107–129.

  85. Walls, Andrew F. “Christianity in the non-western world: a study in the serial nature of Christian expansion.” Studies in World Christianity 1, no. 1 (1995): 1–25.

  86. Walls, A. F. [Andrew F.]. “Conversion and Christian Continuity.” Mission Focus 18, no. 2 (1990): 17–21.

  87. Walls, Andrew F. “Converts or Proselytes? The Crisis over Conversion int the Early Church.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 28, no. 1 (2004): 2–6.

  88. Walls, Andrew F. “The Ephesian Moment: At a Crossroads in Christian History.” Chapter 4 in The Cross-Cultural Process in Christian History, 72–81. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2002.

  89. Walls, Andrew F. “Eschatology and the Western Missionary Movement.” Studies in World Christianity 22, no. 3 (2016): 182–200.

  90. Walls, Andrew F. “From Christendom to World Christianity: Missions and the Demographic Transformation of the Church.” Crux 37, no. 4 (2001): 9–24.

  91. Walls, Andrew F. “Migration and Evangelization: The Gospel and Movement of Peoples in Modern Times.” The Covenant Quarterly 63, no. 1 (2005): 3–28.

  92. Walls, Andrew F. “Missionary Studies—Why and What?” TSF Bulletin 52 (Autumn 1968): 22–28.

  93. Walls, Andrew F. “Overseas Ministries and the Subversion of Theological Education.” International Bulletin of Mission Research 45, no. 1 (2021): 7–14.

  94. Wilson, Alistair I. “The Holy Spirit in Relation to Mission and World Christianity: A Reformed Perspective.” Conspectus 31, no. 6 (2021): 67–82.

  95. Woodberry, Robert D. “The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy.” American Political Science Review 106, no. 2 (May 2012): 244–274.

  96. Wright, Christopher J. H. “Implications of Conversion in the Old Testament and the New.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 28, no. 1 (2004): 14-19.

  97. Zurlo, Gina A., Todd M Johnson, and Peter F. Crossing. “World Christianity and Mission 2020: Ongoing Shift to the Global South.” International Bulletin of Mission Research 44, no. 1 (2021): 8–19.