Regnum International Books
Regnum Books International is an imprint of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. The books are the fruit of rigorous research to the highest international standards and demonstrate authentic Christian engagement in the transformation of people and societies throughout the world.
Regnum Edinburgh Centenary series (25 books)
The Centenary of the World Missionary Conference, of 1910, held in Edinburgh, is a suggestive moment for many people seeking direction for Christian mission in the 21st century. Several different constituencies within world Christianity are holding significant events around 2010. Since 2005 an international group has worked collaboratively to develop an intercontinental and multi-denominational project, now known as Edinburgh 2010, and based at New College, University of Edinburgh. This initiative brings together representatives of twenty different global Christian bodies, representing all major Christian denominations and confessions and many different strands of mission and church life, to prepare for the Centenary.
Essential to the work of the Edinburgh 1910 Conference, and of abiding value, were the findings of the eight think-tanks or ‘commissions’. These inspired the idea of a new round of collaborative reflection on Christian mission – but now focussed on nine themes identified as being key to mission in the 21st century. The study process is polycentric, open-ended, and as inclusive as possible of the different genders, regions of the world, and theological and confessional perspectives in today’s church. The titles of the Edinburgh 2010 Series are divided into two categories: (1) the three official titles of Edinburgh 2010, and (2) publications of various study groups, including the Edinburgh 2010 main study groups, transversal, regional and different confessional study groups.
These publications reflect the ethos of Edinburgh 2010 and will make a significant contribution to its study process. It should be clear that material published in this series will inevitably reflect a diverse range of views and positions. These will not necessarily represent those of the series’ editors or of the Edinburgh 2010 General Council, but in publishing them the leadership of Edinburgh 2010 hope to encourage conversation between Christians and collaboration in mission. All the series volumes are commended for study and reflection in both churches and academies.
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For the Sake of Mission
John Gibaut and Knud Jorgensen
The purpose of this volume on mission and unity is to bring to public attention a broad overview on the history, development and perspectives on the role of mission in the pursuit of unity and the central biblical focus on unity as a prerequisite for an authentic witness in mission. The volume raises concrete questions: If the churches can agree on unity for mission, then does this visible unity go any further than the ‘mutuality, partnership, collaboration and networking’ of the Edinburgh 2010 Common Call? Does the call to unity or communion imply common touch stones, structures or ministries to serve the communion of churches in mission?
Bill Prevette, Keith J White, C Rosalee Velloso Ewell and D J Konz
This ground-breaking volume of 16 contributors from leading child theologians, mission theologians and practitioners examines the constructive interaction of Theology, Mission and Child in fresh and intriguing ways. It is moving, profound, and practical, proposi…
Chandler H Im and Amos Yong
The movement of people from their homelands is increasing exponentially. Such waves of both immigration and migration triggered by various factors have created new opportunities for the church and its mission. This volume explores such global diasporas from both eccle…
A Range of Perspectives
Margunn Serigstad Dahle, Lars Dahle and Knud Jorgensen
The Lausanne Movement has since 1974 functioned as a platform and forum for Evangelical leaders from various geographical and confessional strands. This year it will celebrate its 40th anniversary. This volume brings together voices about both The Lausanne Movement an…
Patterns, Protagonists and Perspectives
Peniel Rajkumar, Joseph Dayam, I P Asheervadham and I P Asheervadham
Mission At and From the Margins: Patterns, Protagonists and Pespectives revisits the ‘hi-stories’ of Mission from the ‘bottom up’ paying critical attention to people, perspectives and patterns that have often been elided in the construction of mission history…
Christian Communities in Contemporary Global Societies
Afe Adogame, Janice McLean and Anderson Jeremiah
Engaging the World deals with the lived experiences and expressions of Christians in diverse communities across the globe. Christian communities do not live in a vacuum but in complex, diverse social-cultural contexts; within wider communities of differ…
Wonsuk Ma, Veli-Matti Karkkainen and J Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu
Pauline Hoggarth, Fergus Macdonald, Knud Jorgensen and Bill Mitchell
“The Bible is alive – it has hands and grabs hold of me, it has feet and runs after me”. Thus spoke Martin Luther, as cited by Knud Jørgensen in a quotation that summarizes the deeper meaning of this book. To the authors of Bible in Mission, t…
Orthodox Perspectives on Mission is both a humble tribute to some great Orthodox theologians, who in the past have provided substantial contribution to contemporary missiological and ecumenical discussions, and an Orthodox input to the upcoming 2013 Busan WCC General …
Robert Schreiter and Knud Jorgensen
There is hope – even if it is “Hope in a Fragile World”, as the concluding chapter of Mission as Ministry of Reconciliation puts it. At the very heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of hope and reconciliation. Nothing could be more releva..
Wonsuk Ma and Kenneth R. Ross
Emma Wild-Wood and Peniel Rajkumar
Available Now This volume provides an important resource for those wishing to gain an overview of significant issues in contemporary missiology whilst understanding how they are applied in particular contexts. Contributors from…
Global Anglican Perspectives
AVALIABLE NOW! LIFE-WIDENING MISSION EDITED BY CATHY ROSS Each of the young Anglicans who write on the Five M…
Reflections from Young Missiologists
Beate Fagerli, Knud Jorgensen, Rolv Olsen and Rolv Olsen
Foreword by Knut Tveitereid
AVAILABLE NOW! A LEARNING MISSIONAL CHURCH EDITED BY BEATE FAGERLI, KNUD JORGENSEN, ROLV OLSEN, KARI STORSTEIN HAUG AND KNUT TVEITEREID …
Available now! Mission and Postmodernities by Rov Olsen It is here, under these trees on my desert island that t…
Christian Mission among Other Faiths
Lalsangkima Pachuau and Knud Jorgensen
Available Now! Witnessing to Christ in a Pluralistic Age: Christian Mission among Other Faiths The relationship …
Christian Mission among Other Faiths
Marina Ngursangzeli Behera
Available Now! Edinburgh 2010 has a special relevance for Christians in India particurlarly when we consider the contributions Indian Christians continue to make both academically as well as in their day-to-day lives t…
Perspectives on the Global Progress of the Gospel
A. Scott Moreau and Beth Snodderly
Available Now! The centennial celebrations of the Edinburgh 1910 conference offered Christians of all stripes multiple opportunities to reflect on the past century of mission. Over the course of the twentieth century one o…
Mission and Globalisation
Tormod Engelsviken, Erling Lundeby, Dagfinn Solheim and Dagfinn Solheim
The Church Going Glocal Available Now! ‘This book provides thought-provoking and inspiring reading for all concerned with mission in the 21st century. I have been challenged by its contributors t…
Kirsteen Kim and Andrew Anderson
God’s Plan for God’s People
Brian E. Woolnough and Wonsuk Ma
Foreword by Las Newman
Holisitc Mission God’s Plan for God’s People Edited by Brian Woolnough and Wonsuk Ma …
Global Impulses for the 21st Century
Claudia Wahrisch-Oblau and Fidon Mwombeki
Mission Continues Claudia Wahrisch-Oblau and Fidon Mwombeki (Editors) In May 2009, 35 theologians from Asia, Africa and Europe met in Wuppertal, Germany, for a consultation on mission theology…
Daryl Balia and Kirsteen Kim
The Edinburgh 2010 study process is unique. Set up to mark the centenary of the World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910, it is a project of churches worldwide which is multi-regional, cross-denominational and poly-centric. It involves all the major Christian world…
David A. Kerr and Kenneth R. Ross
No one can hope to fully understand the modern Christian missionary movement without engaging substantially with the World Missionary Conference, held at Edinburgh in 1910. As the centenary of the Conference approaches, the time is ripe to examine its meaning in light of the past century and the …
Resources for Theological Education
Pantelis Kalaitzidis and Thomas Fitzgerald
Regnum (2014), 962pp
Reading the articles in this Handbook about Orthodox theologians on ecumenism, one feels awe at the courage and decisiveness of these great figures who were able to overcome stereotypes and long established perceptions. With God’s blessing these Orthodox theologians were able not only to lay foundational stones in the history of Orthodoxy, but also in the history of Ecumenism contributing to theological progress and a better mutual understanding between Churches inside and outside the Orthodox tradition. As a result of their theological work Orthodox theology has become a historic factor and transforming element in the ecumenical movement. This publication will support the ecumenical involvement of Orthodox students, scholars and theologians worldwide, but particularly in the Conference of European Churches, in order also to sustain the continuation of ecumenical collaboration in the work of Christian Advocacy in the European Institutions and beyond.