26 kregel.com/academic PARADIGMS IN CONFLICT 15 Key Questions in Christian Missions Today Second Edition DAVID J. HESSELGRAVE; KEITH EITEL, EDITOR 978-0-8254-4477-7 • $25.99 Paperback • 6 x 9 • 384 pages Christian Ministry / Missions Kregel Academic Rights: World Available Drawing from Scripture, social sciences, and history, David J. Hesselgrave tackles the most pressing issues facing missionar- ies today. The author and contributors show how theological issues have real impact on missions, and they present arguments on both sides of the fifteen subjects of debate while also offering their own biblically informed perspectives on the subjects. Despite rapid global changes, Hesselgrave holds that much of traditional theory, practice, and theology is still valid, if not essential, for the future of Christian missions. Current and prospective missionaries, pastors, semi- nary students, missions committee members, and laypeople interested in world Christianity will all benefit from the dis- cussions covered in this book, including: • Sovereignty and free will: An impossible mix or a perfect match? • Common ground and enemy territory: How should we approach adherents of other faiths? • Business as mission: When is it mission and when is it not? • Harvest missions and pioneer missions: Discipling the masses or reaching to the margins? This updated and expanded edition includes five more questions along with new applications and reflections on the ten questions presented in the first edition. “[Paradigms in Conflict] enables us to think wisely and deeply about taking the unchanging message of the Christian gospel and making it meaningful to people in various situations and cultures.” —David S. Dockery, president, Trinity International University “[Hesselgrave] explores a wide range of different approaches [to the questions in this book], but he does not leave it there. His own best judgment is also boldly but humbly presented. I cannot think of anyone better qualified to attempt so magnificent a challenge.” —Ralph D. Winter, founder, Frontier Ventures David J. Hesselgrave (1924–2018) (PhD, University of Minnesota) was founder and director of the School of World Mission and Evangelism at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His other publications include Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally. Keith Eitel (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is pro- fessor of missions and director of the World Missions Center at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His other publi- cations include Missions in Contexts of Violence. CONTENTS 1. Sovereignty and Free Will 2. Restrictivism and Inclusivism 3. Common Ground and Enemy Territory 4. Holism and Prioritism 5. Incarnationalism and Representationalism 6. Power Encounter and Truth Encounter 7. Amateurization and Professionalization 8. Form and Meaning 9. Countdowns and Prophetic Alerts 10. The Kingdom of God and the Church of Christ 11. Theology and the Social Sciences 12. Challenges of World Christianities 13. Harvest Missions Versus Pioneer Missions 14. Creation 15. Business as Mission MISSIOLOGY, EVANGELISM, & APOLOGETICS