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Fifteen Outstanding Books of 2011 for Mission Studies

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In consultation with fifty distinguished scholars from around the world, the editors of the INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN OF MISSIONARY RESEARCH have selected fifteen books published in 2011 for special recognition of their contribution to mission studies. We commend the authors, editors, and publishers represented here for their contribution to the advancement of scholarship in studies of the Christian mission and world Christianity.

Bays, Daniel H.
A New History of Christianity in China.
Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. £55 / $89.95 / €66; paperback £24.99 / $39.95 / €30.

Burrows, William R., Mark R. Gornik, and Janice A. McLean, eds.
Understanding World Christianity: The Vision and Work of Andrew F. Walls.
Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books. Paperback $30.

Carey, Hilary M.
God’s Empire: Religion and Colonialism in the British World, c. 1801–1908.
Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press. £60 / $99.

Clark, Anthony E.
China’s Saints: Catholic Martyrdom During the Qing (1644–1911).
Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh Univ. Press. $75.

Cleary, Edward L.
The Rise of Charismatic Catholicism in Latin America.
Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. $74.95.

Doğan, Mehmet Ali, and Heather J. Sharkey, eds.
American Missionaries and the Middle East: Foundational Encounters.
Salt Lake City: Univ. of Utah Press. Paperback $50.

Goheen, Michael W.
A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story.
Grand Rapids: Baker Academic. Paperback $22.99.

Gornik. Mark R.
Word Made Global: Stories of African Christianity in New York City.
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. Paperback $30.

Grau, Marion.
Rethinking Mission in the Postcolony: Salvation, Society, and Subversion.
London: T. & T. Clark. £70 / $130; paperback £24.99 / $39.95.

Hedlund, Roger E., ed.
The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity.
Delhi and New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2 vols. Rs 2950 / $309.50.

Kreider, Alan, and Eleanor Kreider.
Worship and Mission After Christendom.
Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press. Paperback $19.99.

Kritzinger, J. N. J., and W. Saayman.
David J. Bosch: Prophetic Integrity, Cruciform Praxis.
Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications. Paperback R 85.

Levine, Roger S.
A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa.
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press. $30.

Reimer, Reg.
Vietnam’s Christians: A Century of Growth in Adversity.
Pasadena, Calif.: William Carey Library. Paperback $12.99.

Stuart, John.
British Missionaries and the End of Empire: East, Central, and Southern Africa, 1939–64.
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. Paperback $40.


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