Walk Humbly with the Lord
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IPresents new visions for the future of missions in a global society

In June of 1910, delegates gathered in Edinburgh for the first World Missionary Conference. One hundred years later, the 2010 Church and Mission in a Multireligious Third Millennium conference sought to reconcile a century of seismic shifts in the worldwide landscape of the church with its ongoing mandate to "make disciples of all nations."

Arising out of that recent conference, Walk Humbly with the Lord presents a broad, multinational spectrum of contemporary approaches to both theology and missiology. Recognizing that the old Western notion of Christendom -- which formed the cultural backdrop of Edinburgh 1910 -- is now long obsolete, the book's twenty-seven forward-thinking contributors respond to globalization and the enormous growth of religious pluralism worldwide, offering reflections on the future of missiology and the relationship of church and mission. Together they speculate about the possible shape of Christianity in a multireligious age, as God works out new and unforeseen schemes in the reconciliation of the world.

Contributors:Ulrich DehnJohn DraneHelene EgnellPatricia Taylor EllisonCharles J. FenshamFriedrich W. GrafNiels Henrik GregersenDarrell L. GuderStanley HauerwasJan-Olav HenriksenHans Raun IversenDarrell JacksonPatrick R. KeifertJacques MattheyViggo MortensenAndreas Østerlund NielsenBirger NygaardArne RasmussonMartin ReppenhagenKenneth R. RossMunawar K. RumalshalLeRon SchultsBrian StanleyBryan StoneWerner UstorfMika VΣhΣkangasAndrew F. Walls


“I wish I could have been at the conference from which this book comes! Viggo Mortensen and Andreas Nielsen have assembled a marvelous collection of reflections on mission that will be especially helpful to Christians committed to living faithfully and missionally in today’s pluralistic world. If a new ‘postsecular’ reality is emerging, as some are saying, these essays will help the church be a sign of hope and stability in such a new age.”
— Stephen Bevans, SVD
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago