Missiology

Articles related to the
theory and practice of
Missions to Muslims

A Bibliography of suggested reading for Missions and Islamic Studies

EX-MUSLIMS ATTRACTED TO WESTERN SECULARISM by Rev. Bassam M. Madany Jun'06

A Kuwaiti web site was established in 2002 with the purpose of providing a platform for dialogue among Arab intellectuals who are concerned about their culture which seems to have stagnated, and is failing to cope with the modern world. This article comments on a rather unique subject that was presented in mid-May 2006, in which a Muslim intellectual shares his reason for deciding to leave Islam and find refuge in secularism.

If you look at www.news.faithfreedom.org you will see the amazing count for those who have read this article in a different format.


PAULINE MISSIOLOGY by Rev. Bassam M. Madany Feb'06

Twenty-five years later and this subject of contextualization still in need of being addressed. Part I deals with missionary use of Romans and the second article concentrates on First and Second Corinthians.. Both articles demonstrate what is meant by the term "Pauline Missiology." John W. Hendryx of Reformation Theology said this: "Rev. Bassam M. Madany discusses Islam and weighs the modern contextualization movement in Missiology against Paul's teachings about the role of Gospel proclamation in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.


THE TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE INTO ARABIC by Rev. Bassam M. Madany Dec'05

The reformers, specially Luther and Calvin, emphasized the importance of the Word of God but they did not divorce it from the traditions of the believing Church. In this article Rev. Madany explores the subject of Bible translations as they relate to missions among Muslims.


A STATEMENT OF MISSIONARY CONCERN

During the decades of the seventies and the eighties, some Evangelical mission experts (known as missiologists) advocated a new approach to Christian missions known as Contextualization. The following is a critique of this movement drawn up in 1985 by a group of missionaries who believed that contextualization marked a radical departure from the historic Christian tradition of doing missions. This document is relevant as we approach the Third Millennium since the debates about the proper presentation of the Gospel to followers of world religions have not subsided.


RE-THINKING MISSIONS TODAY; Neo-Evangelical Missiology and the Christian Mission to Islam

During the last two decades, some severe criticisms have been levelled at the missionary work which has been undertaken since the days of William Carey. We are told by these critics, for example, that missions among Muslims have been a failure. Most of the missionaries of the past, so the critics say, were not good at "cross-cultural communication." This happened because missionaries failed to "contextualize" the Christian message.


NEO-EVANGELICALISM AND ITS IMPACT ON MISSIONS

This paper by the late Dr. Fredrick W. Evans, Jr., was read at a meeting of some concerned Evangelicals who met at Four Brooks Conference Center, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, between July 9 and 11, 1985. The meeting was called to discuss the spread of a new theory of missions known as Contextualization.


THE CHRISTIAN MIND   by Rev. Bassam Madany

The mark of a Biblically based mind facing the world at the beginning of the Third Millennium. First published in REFORMATION & REVIVAL, A Quarterly Journal for Church Leadership.


 

REFLECTIONS ON THE "UNIQUENESS OF JESUS CHRIST." A critique of some of the views expressed during the June, 1996, meetings of the Reformed Ecumenical Council regarding particularism, universalism and pluralism. Published in November, 1996, in THE OUTLOOK.


THE WORLD IN THE POST-1990s   Part One

The rise of Internet technology is creating a spate of comments which liken our present age to that of Gutenberg's and the invention of the printing press. Suddenly communication has taken such a gigantic step forward that we can scarcely keep up with it. What does this mean for Christians and for mission strategies? We will be looking at some of the views expressed by prominent writers who struggle with a "description of our times" and endeavor to use their insights to describe our emerging new global situation. This is part one of three in a series on this topic.


THE WORLD IN THE POST-1990s   Part Two


THE WORLD IN THE POST-1990s   Part Three


CHRISTIAN-JEWISH RELATIONS AFTER A CENTURY OF GREAT CHANGE

In this article Dr. Graham Keith deals with a timely subject in the light of the teachings of Romans 9 - 11. He emphasizes the continuing responsibility of Christians to remind the Jews that their only hope is in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


DIFFERING CHRISTIAN STANCES TOWARD JUDAISM OVER TWO MILLENNIA Jan'02

by Dr. Graham Keith -- What exactly is Judaism? Is it possible to speak of an essence of Judaism which has survived relatively intact throughout the last two millennia?....If Jews have problems defining Judaism, how much more will outsiders!


Book review of THE ARAB CHRISTIAN: A History in the Middle East
by Kenneth Cragg   Westminster/John Knox Press, 1991

A must for all missionaries among Muslims living next to Christian minorities. Calvin Theological Journal Vol. 27 (November 1992) Pp. 422-426


Book review of TROUBLED BY TRUTH: Biographies in the Presence of Mystery
by Kenneth Cragg   The Pilgrim Press, 1994

Bishop Cragg's latest book deals with 13 personalities from Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Indian beliefs. In recounting their spiritual struggles, he reveals at the same time his own understanding and interpretation of the Christian faith. Calvin Theological Journal Vol. 31 (April 1996) Pp. 230-234


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