International Bulletin of Missionary Research

ibmd_41_3.coverWith in-depth analyses of worldwide Christianity and mission-focused book reviews, the International Bulletin of Mission Research is an unparalleled source of information on the world church in mission. The editors are committed to maintaining the highest possible academic editorial standards. IBMR provides an editorial voice that is dispassionate, analytical, fair minded, and nonpartisan. Read the most current 2017 issue online.


Review of Religion and Chinese Society (RRCS)

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Review of Religion and Chinese Society is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles and book reviews in social sciences and certain humanities disciplines. All articles will be in English, and Chinese titles and abstracts will be provided as well. Subscription and article submission information.


The African Christian Diaspora: New Currents and Emerging Trends in World Christianity

ibmd_41_3.coverby Afe Adogame, 2013
ISBN: 978-1441112729
London, New Delhi, New York, Sydney: Bloomsbury Academic

The last three decades have witnessed a rapid proliferation of African Christian communities, particularly in Europe and North American diaspora, thus resulting in the remapping of old religious landscapes. This migratory trend and development bring to the fore the crucial role, functions and import of religious symbolic systems in new geo-cultural contexts. The trans-national linkages between African-led churches in the countries of origin (Africa) and the "host" societies are assuming increasing importance for African immigrants. The links and networks that are established and maintained between these contexts are of immense religious, cultural, economic, political and social importance. This suggests how African Christianities can be understood within processes of religious transnationalism and African modernity.Read further


Contemporary Pentecostal Christianity: Interpretations from an African Context

Contemporary Pentecostalby J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, 2013
ISBN: 978-1620328989
Wipf & Stock Publishers

Pentecostalism is the fastest growing stream of Christianity in the world. In Africa, Pentecostalism has virtually become the representative face of Christianity with even historic mission denominations 'pentecostalising' their otherwise formal liturgical structures to survive. This work interprets key theological and missiological themes in African Pentecostalism by using material from the live experiences of the movement itself.

J. Kwabena Asamoah-Guadu is the Baëta-Grau Professor of African Christianity and Pentecostal Theology at Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon Ghana. Ordering information.


Libraries and Archives

Evangelical Lutheran ChurchThe Archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are the collective memory of the ELCA churchwide organization, holding records of predecessor church bodies, inter-Lutheran organizations, and certain records relating to ELCA synods and their predecessors, as well as leaders and congregations of the church.

Visit this Flickr site, prepared by the ELCA archives »

The International Mission Photography Archive (IMPA) now offers over 62,000 cataloged photographs from the collections of organizations that were active before World War II. Another roughly 20,000 images are in the queue awaiting publication on the website in the coming months.


Worldwide Christian Study Centers

nagel_quickbaseA web-based, publicly accessible database of Christian study centers. This collection features centers in the global South and East, and provides a sampler of the best in the West as well. Find out more


Global Survey on Theological Education: Summary Report

GlobeTheoLib_0The Global Survey on Theological Education was designed to gather data and perspectives on all forms of theological education from every Christian tradition in every part of the world. Launched in October 2011 by the World Council of Churches in partnership with the Institute for Cross-Cultural Theological Education in Chicago and the Centre for the Study of Global Christianity in Boston this survey aimed to provide empirical data on current developments, challenges and major trends in theological education in World Christianity by sending out 70 items questionnaire to relevant partners, both individual theological educators as well as institutions for theological education. Further details