Mission research materials (general)

On this page, some basic references to literature and other resources on mission studies are provided. We hope to upload more materials which can be used by readers, and also more bibliography on mission studies and related disciplines will be added. If scholars, missiologists, theologians, etc. want to provide on this page research pieces in mission studies for general usage, they can turn to the IAMS Academic Committee members and discuss possibilities (any copyright issues must be resolved beforehand).


Together Towards Life: Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes (WCC Affirmation on Mission and Evangelism)

PDF version: Together_towards_Life

The document can be found at the WCC website at: https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/commissions/mission-and-evangelism/together-towards-life-mission-and-evangelism-in-changing-landscapes


Report from Inter-Religious Consultation on Conversion (16 May 2006)

PDF version: Report from Inter-Religious Consultation on Conversion

It can be found at the WCC website at: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/wcc-programmes/interreligious-dialogue-and-cooperation/interreligious-trust-and-respect/report-from-inter-religious-consultation-on-conversion


Regnum Books

Please be advised that the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK) regularly publishes in mission, and some of its publications can be downloaded for free from the Center’s website at: http://www.ocms.ac.uk/regnum/list.php

Currently (December 2015) there are 27 books which can be downloaded (alphabetically arranged by title, not all bibliographic data is provided, for more details please visit the website). These are:

1. A Century of Catholic Mission (Stephen Bevans)

2. A LearningMissionalChurch: Reflections from Young Missiologists (Beate Fagerli, Knud Jorgensen, Rolv Olsen and Rolv Olsen, foreword by Knut Tveitereid)

3. Bible in Mission (Pauline Hoggarth, Fergus Macdonald, Knud Jorgensen and Bill Mitchell)

4. Called to Unity: For the Sake of Mission (John Gibaut and Knud Jorgensen)

5. Engaging the World: Christian Communities in Contemporary Global Societies ( Afe Adogame, Janice McLean and Anderson Jeremiah)

6. Evangelical and Frontier Mission: Perspectives on the Global Progress of the Gospel (A. Scott Moreau and Beth Snodderly)

7. Foundations for Mission (Emma Wild-Wood and Peniel Rajkumar)

8. Global Diasporas and Mission (Chandler H Im and Amos Yong)

9. Handbook of Theological Education in Africa (Isabel Apawo Phiri and Dietrich Werner)

10. Holistic Mission: God’s Plan for God’s People (Brian E. Woolnough and Wonsuk Ma, foreword by Las Newman)

11. Interfaith Relations after One Hundred Years: Christian Mission among Other Faiths (Marina Ngursangzeli Behera)

12. Life-Widening Mission: Global Anglican Perspectives (Cathy Ross)

13. Mission and Postmodernities (Rolv Olsen)

14. Mission as Ministry of Reconciliation (Robert Schreiter and Knud Jorgensen)

15. Mission at and from the Margins: Patterns, Protagonists and Perspectives (Peniel Rajkumar, Joseph Dayam, I P Asheervadham and I P Asheervadham)

16. Mission Continues: Global Impulses for the 21st Century (Claudia Wahrisch-Oblau and Fidon Mwombeki)

17. Mission Spirituality and Authentic Discipleship (Wonsuk Ma and Kenneth R. Ross)

18. Mission Then and Now (David A. Kerr and Kenneth R. Ross)

19. Mission Today and Tomorrow (Kirsteen Kim and Andrew Anderson)

20. Orthodox Handbook on Ecumenism: Resources for Theological Education (Pantelis Kalaitzidis and Thomas Fitzgerald)

21. Orthodox Perspectives on Mission (Petros Vassiliadis)

22. Pentecostal Mission and Global Christianity (Wonsuk Ma, Veli-Matti Karkkainen and J Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu)

23. The Church Going Glocal: Mission and Globalisation (Tormod Engelsviken, Erling Lundeby, Dagfinn Solheim and Dagfinn Solheim)

24. The Lausanne Movement: A Range of Perspectives (Margunn Serigstad Dahle, Lars Dahle and Knud Jorgensen)

25. Theology, Mission and Child: Global Perspectives (Bill Prevette, Keith J White, C Rosalee Velloso Ewell and D J Konz)

26. Witnessing to Christ in a Pluralistic Age: Christian Mission among Other Faiths (Lalsangkima Pachuau and Knud Jorgensen)

27. Witnessing to Christ Today (Daryl Balia and Kirsteen Kim)


More about the Regnum Series and the books – here.