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Short-Term Mission

eBook|Sep 2012
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Over the past few decades, short-term mission trips have exploded in popularity. With easy access to affordable air travel, millions of American Christians have journeyed internationally for ministry, service and evangelism. Short-term trips are praised for involving many in global...


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Over the past few decades, short-term mission trips have exploded in popularity. With easy access to affordable air travel, millions of American Christians have journeyed internationally for ministry, service and evangelism. Short-term trips are praised for involving many in global mission but also critiqued for their limitations. Despite the diversity of destinations, certain universal commonalities emerge in how mission trip participants describe their experiences: "My eyes were opened to the world's needs." "They ministered to us more than we ministered to them." "It changed my life." Anthropologist Brian Howell explores the narrative shape of short-term mission (STM). Drawing on the anthropology of tourism and pilgrimage, he shows how STM combines these elements with Christian purposes of mission to create its own distinct narrative. He provides a careful historical survey of the development of STM and then offers an in-depth ethnographic study of a particular mission trip to the Dominican Republic. He explores how participants remember and interpret their experiences, and he unpacks the implications for how North American churches understand mission, grapple with poverty and relate to the larger global church. A groundbreaking book for all who want to understand how and why American Christians undertake short-term mission.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 395801
  • Product Code 9780830863402
  • ISBN 0830863400
  • EAN 9780830863402
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Sep 2012
  • DRM Free
  • Printable No
  • Size 0.34 MB (EPUB)

Brian M Howell

Brian M. Howell (Ph.D., Washington University, Missouri) is associate professor of anthropology at Wheaton College. He regularly teaches introductory anthropology courses.
He is the author of Power and Identity in the Global Church: Six Case Studies, (Pasadena: William Carey Library Press; 2009); Christianity in the Local Context: Southern Baptists in the Philippines (series on Contemporary Anthropology of Religion) edited by Robert Hefner (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective (Bakerbooks, 2010) with Jenell Williams Paris
Koorong - Editorial Review.

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