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Missional Conversations

A Dialogue between Theory and Praxis in World Mission


Available for pre-order. Publication date: 30/10/2018.
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ISBN-13: 9780334057062
Published: 30/10/2018
Product description

Given the essentially practical nature of mission, it is surprising that there has often been such a disconnect between those studying mission theoretically, and those involved in it practically.

"Missional Conversations" introduces the reader to key themes in contemporary mission through global conversations between theory and praxis.

Exploring emergent themes in missiology, the book takes the form of a conversation between reflective practitioners - both those in academia and with those who are practically engaged.

Contributions include: 

Andrea Campanale and Michael Moynagh on new forms of church

Ric Scott and Jonny Baker on the place of imagination and creativity for mission

David Bookless and Amy Ross on mission and the environment 

Daniel G. Groody CSC and Amy Roche on mission and migration

To conclude, Ian Adams reflects on Luke's account of Simeon and Anna as a lens through which to view what mission spirituality might look like in our turbulent times.

Author Information

Cathy Ross, Colin Smith

Cathy Ross is Lecturer for Contextual Theology at Ripon College Cuddesdon. She is MA Co-ordinator for Pioneer Leadership Training at CMS (Church Mission Society). She comes from Aotearoa/NZ. She has written numerous books, most recently Mission on the Road to Emmaus. Colin Smith is Dean of Mission Education at the Church Mission Society and teaches on the MA in Mission and Anthropology

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'Cathy Ross and Colin Smith have put together an amazing collection of essays in these pages. Not only does their conversational method match their understanding of mission. Their content is fresh, exciting, imaginative, and in some cases groundbreaking. This is a pioneering book in every sense of the word. It's certainly the best collection of essays in missiology that I have read in a long time.' -- Steve Bevans, SVD, Louis J. Lozbetak, SVD Professor of Mission and Culture, Emeritus Catholic Theological Union, Chicago 

‘At its best the story of Church Mission Society since its founding in 1799 has been one of sustained, reflective, practical missiology – ‘a dialogue between theory and practice’ indeed. This collection of essays by many members and friends of the CMS Community stands in exactly that tradition. As such I am delighted to commend it.’ -- Canon Philip Mounstephen, Executive Leader, CMS 

'Missiology is always contextual and in the twenty-first century, that context keeps changing. Missional Conversations brings us up-to-date and names key issues for mission today that were not mainstream even a decade ago, such as migration and economic disparity. It matches these with new ways of engaging in mission that are more and more emerging from Majority World contexts. The global conversation is rich and fertile.' -- Kirsteen Kim, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA 

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