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Brazilian Evangelical Missions in the Arab World


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ISBN 10 : 9781610978040
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Download or read book Brazilian Evangelical Missions in the Arab World written by Edward L. Smither and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2012-07-20 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "From a mission field to a missions sender." These words capture the story of the Brazilian evangelical church, which has gone from receiving missionaries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to becoming a movement that presently sends out more global laborers than the churches of England or Canada do. After narrating Brazil's missional shift, in this volume Smither addresses one fascinating element of the story--Brazilian evangelical efforts in the Arab world. How have Brazilians adapted culturally among Arabs, how have they approached ministry, and how have they cultivated a theology of mission in the process? Brazilian Evangelical Missions in the Arab World gives the reader insights from one emerging missions movement with an eye toward a more comprehensive view of the global church.

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Brazilian Evangelical Missions Among Arabs


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Summary Book Review Brazilian Evangelical Missions Among Arabs by Edward L. Smither:

Download or read book Brazilian Evangelical Missions Among Arabs written by Edward L. Smither and published by . This book was released on 2013 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The aim of this work is to tell part of the story of the Brazilian evangelical missions movement by focusing on the work and Brazilian evangelical transcultural workers serving in mission in the context of the Arab-Muslim world. These participants are members of a broader movement of more than 5000 Brazilian evangelicals serving around the world - an evangelical labor force large than that of England or Canada - which has grown significantly since 1976. In order to locate the work of Brazilian evangelicals in an Arab-Muslim context, it was important to first offer a historical narrative showing how Brazil has shifted in the twentieth century from being a mission field to being a base for sending missions. Relying on key historical literature, this has been accomplished first by recounting how Brazil was evangelized largely by North American missionaries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Building on this narrative, the argument has been made that while the Brazilian evangelical church does share common characteristics with North American and global evangelicalism, it has also begun to forge its own evangelical identity. One important part of this identity is its concrete participation in global mission efforts. As transcultural mission necessarily involves cultural adaption, forty-five past and present Brazilian evangelical workers were invited to participate in a collective case study and reflect upon their own Brazilianness' and how they have adapted in the Arab world. The perspectives of ten Brazilian mission leaders have also been included. In this study, I have treated Brazil as an affinity bloc of cultures in which there is clear diversity as well as some elements of cohesiveness. I have approached the Arab world in the same way. Hence, the framework for discussing Brazilians in the Arab world has been to reflect upon two affinity blocs and to ask members of one group (Brazilians) to share their collective experiences living in a second group (the Arab world) specifically regarding seven aspects of culture that have clear missiological implications. They include: race, economics, time, communication, family, relationships, and spiritual worldview. After hearing these Brazilian voices, it has become evident, culturally, speaking that Brazilians are not Arabs and that Brazilians must surely work to adapt culturally. However, it also appears that there is generally less cultural distance between the Brazilians surveyed and their Arab contexts than what is normally experienced by Western missionaries in the Arab world. This study was also concerned with asking, how are Brazilian evangelicals approaching mission in the Arab-Muslim world? Following a collective case study methodology, this question was posed to individual Brazilians and teams, but also to Brazilian evangelical missions organizations working in the Arab world. While a number of themes (strategies and practices) emerged, it seems that Brazilians are particularly concerned about humanitarian work and personal evangelism and would regard these areas as strengths of their movement. On the other hand, Brazilian workers and mission leaders also identified the most apparent challenges in their work among Arab-Muslims. They included: a lack of Brazilian local church support for missionaries, deficiencies in language learning, lack of financial support, and difficulties faced by Brazilian women in Arab contexts. For each apparent difficulty, I have proposed some solutions based on the collective input of Brazilian voices. Finally, in this study, I have posed the question, how do Brazilians think theologically about mission? Also, how is this Brazilian missiology relevant to transcultural mission work in the Arab-Muslim world? While I have approached this question primarily through surveying the literature from Latin American and Brazilian theologians, I have also looked for missiological themes in the thoughts of Brazilian evangelical workers and through observing their concrete mission practices. From this, four theological themes have emerged that are descriptive of Brazilian missions. They include: that mission is holistic (miss? o integral): that mission is church-centered: that authentic mission originates from below or from a posture of vulnerability: and that one's missiology must be undergirded by an awareness of the spiritual world. In summary, through this work, I have have endeavored to tell part of the story of an emerging majority world missions movement by listening to the voices of Brazilian transcultural workers who serve in the Arab-Muslim world. The goal of this study is to inform the global church of this phenomenon in order that the global church would learn from the Brazilian experience as it moves forward in mission and missiological reflection. Secondly, my desire is to provide a framework of self-reflection for Brazilian evangelical missionaries and missions organizations serving in both the Arab-Muslim world but also in the entire world.

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Brazilian Evangelical Missions in the Arab World


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ISBN 10 : 9781725246980
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Download or read book Brazilian Evangelical Missions in the Arab World written by Edward L. Smither and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2012-07-20 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "From a mission field to a missions sender." These words capture the story of the Brazilian evangelical church, which has gone from receiving missionaries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to becoming a movement that presently sends out more global laborers than the churches of England or Canada do. After narrating Brazil's missional shift, in this volume Smither addresses one fascinating element of the story--Brazilian evangelical efforts in the Arab world. How have Brazilians adapted culturally among Arabs, how have they approached ministry, and how have they cultivated a theology of mission in the process? Brazilian Evangelical Missions in the Arab World gives the reader insights from one emerging missions movement with an eye toward a more comprehensive view of the global church.

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The Church at Home and Abroad


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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015068263030
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Summary Book Review The Church at Home and Abroad by Henry Addison Nelson:

Download or read book The Church at Home and Abroad written by Henry Addison Nelson and published by . This book was released on 1890 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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Mission in the Early Church


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ISBN 10 : 9781630871611
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Download or read book Mission in the Early Church written by Edward L. Smither and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2014-04-28 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did Christian missions happen in the early church from AD 100 to 750? Beginning with a brief look at the social, political, cultural, and religious contexts, Mission in the Early Church tells the story of early Christian missionaries, their methods, and their missiology. This book explores some of the most prominent themes of mission in early Christianity, including suffering, evangelism, Bible translation, contextualization, ministry in Word and deed, and the church. Based on this survey, modern readers are invited to a conversation that considers how early Christian mission might inform global mission thought and practice today.

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Christian Martyrdom


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ISBN 10 : 9781725253834
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Summary Book Review Christian Martyrdom by Edward L. Smither:

Download or read book Christian Martyrdom written by Edward L. Smither and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-02-27 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty-first-century Christians in the West crave comfort, affluence, freedom from pain, and even power. However, the story of global Christianity--from Christ, the early church, right up to the present day--has been shaped by suffering and even martyrdom. In this short book Edward Smither explores martyrdom both biblically and historically. He defends three claims: in martyrdom we verbally bear witness to Christ, we raise a prophetic voice, and we worship. Christians today, argues Smither, especially those in the West, should welcome suffering and martyrdom as a normal part of the Christian life.

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Missionary Monks


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ISBN 10 : 9781498224178
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Summary Book Review Missionary Monks by Edward L. Smither:

Download or read book Missionary Monks written by Edward L. Smither and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-12-02 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Missionaries go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, while monks live cloistered in a monastery and focus their lives on prayer and studying Scripture--correct? Not exactly. When we study the history of Christian mission, especially from around 500 to 1500 CE, the key missionaries that we constantly encounter are monks. In fact, if we don't have monks in this period then we have very little in the way of Christian mission. Our aim in this book is to examine the phenomenon of missionary monks--those who pursued both a monastic and missionary calling. We will meet the monks and monastic orders, narrate their journeys in mission, and evaluate their approaches to and thoughts about mission.

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Mission as Hospitality


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ISBN 10 : 9781725257313
Pages : 146 pages
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Download or read book Mission as Hospitality written by Edward L. Smither and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-01-05 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: God is a missionary God. God is also hospitable in his nature. He makes his enemies friends and invites them to intimate communion. The mission of God in Scripture often occurs through hospitality when God’s people encounter the not-yet people of God at table or in hospitable environments and invite them to believe. This motif of mission as hospitality plays out through the Old and New Testament Scriptures, and through the Eucharist. It can also be observed through the witness of monks and contemporary missionaries who embraced a hospitable approach to mission. For the church to participate in God’s mission today, a vision to win, conquer, or change the world should be exchanged for a conviction to welcome the stranger and make room for others while proclaiming the gospel—that is, to imitate the hospitable God in mission.

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A Christian Approach to Muslims


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Publisher : William Carey Library
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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105035936298
Pages : 261 pages
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Summary Book Review A Christian Approach to Muslims by James P. Dretke:

Download or read book A Christian Approach to Muslims written by James P. Dretke and published by William Carey Library. This book was released on 1979 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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The Gospel in All Lands


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World Statistics of Christian Missions


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ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112052584288
Pages : 148 pages
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Summary Book Review World Statistics of Christian Missions by Foreign Missions Conference of North America. Committee of Reference and Counsel:

Download or read book World Statistics of Christian Missions written by Foreign Missions Conference of North America. Committee of Reference and Counsel and published by . This book was released on 1916 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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Brazilian Missions


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Download or read book Brazilian Missions written by and published by . This book was released on 1888 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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Missionary Review of the World


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Rethinking Constantine


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Publisher : Pickwick Publications
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ISBN 10 : 1498263895
Pages : 178 pages
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Download or read book Rethinking Constantine written by Edward L. Smither and published by Pickwick Publications. This book was released on 2014-02-14 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Description: What happens to the church when the emperor becomes a Christian? Seventeen hundred years after Constantine's victory at Milvian Bridge, scholars and students of history continue to debate the life and impact of the Roman emperor who converted to faith in the Christian God and gave peace to the church. This book joins that conversation and examines afresh the historical sources that inform our picture of Constantine, the theological developments that occurred in the wake of his rise to power, and aspects of Constantine's legacy that have shaped church history.