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Articles and Books We Recommend

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General on Vulnerable Mission

Bernhard, Deborah. ‘Upending Cultural Dependency: Honouring Local Buddhist Traditions as a Principle of Vulnerable Mission in the Buddhist Context’. All Nations Christians College, Ware, Hertfordshire, UK, 2018.

Bosch, David. ‘The Vulnerability of Mission’. Zeitschrift Für Missionswissenschaft Und Religionswissenschaft 76, no. 3 (1992): 201–16.

 

Harries, Jim. New Foundations for Appreciating Africa: Beyond Religious and Secular Deceptions. Bonn: Verlag für Kultur und Wissenschaft, 2016.

 

Harries, Jim. ‘Western Theology in Africa: Christian Mission in the Light of the Undermining of Scientific Hegemony’. International Review of Mission 106, no. 2 (2017): 241–60.

 

Harries, Jim. ‘Magic, Divine Revelation and Translation in Theological Education in the Majority World Today (with a Focus on Africa)’. Missionalia 47, no. 2 (2019): 165–76.

 

 

 

Harries, Jim. ‘Overcoming Invented Ogres: African Traditional Religions and World Religions in African Christian Perspective’. Evangelical Review of Theology 42, no. 2 (2018): 171–84.

 

 

 

Harries, Jim. How Western Anti-Racism Harms Africa and How We Can Do Better. Chichester: Faithbuilders, 2021.

 

 

More works on Vulnerable Mission, from shorter articles to books by Jim Harries can be found on his academia.edu-page (https://jimharries.academia.edu/research) as well as on Amazon.

 

 

The case for using local resources

Harries, Jim. ‘Resource Use as Hindrance to Sustainable Overseas Development Intervention: A View Focused on Pentecostal Christianity’. Missiology: An International Review 46, no. 3 (July 2018): 251–67.

Download: https://www.academia.edu/36334149/Resource_Use_as_Hindrance_to_Sustainable_Overseas_Development_Intervention_a_view_focused_on_Pentecostal_Christianity

 

Maranz, David E. African Friends and Money Matters, Second Edition: Observations from Africa. 2nd ed. Dallas, TX: SIL International, 2016.

https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B01M9JT363/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=7SHC1Q0B3D0E&keywords=maranz+african+friends+and+money+matters&qid=1659694687&sprefix=maranz+african+friends+and+money+matters%2Caps%2C1275&sr=8-1

 

 

The case for using local languages

Harries, Jim. ‘The Great Delusion: Post-Colonial Language Policy for Mission and Development in Africa Reviewed’. Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies 29, no. 1 (2012): 44–61.

Download: https://www.academia.edu/16356652/The_Great_Delusion_post_colonial_language_policy_for_mission_and_development_in_Africa_reviewed

 

Harries, Jim. Communication in Mission and Development. Relating to the Church in Africa. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2013.

https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B00DJ6WZJQ/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=2FFBV1TPWNNK5&keywords=harries+communication+in+mission+and+development&qid=1659693925&sprefix=harries+communication+in+mission+and+developme%2Caps%2C364&sr=8-1

 

Harries, Jim. ‘The Glaring Gap, Anthropology, Religion, and Christianity in African Development’. Exchange 42 (2013): 232–51.

Download: https://www.academia.edu/8378279/The_Glaring_Gap_Linguistics_Anthropology_Religion_and_Christianity_in_African_Development_

 

Harries, Jim. ‘The Importance of Local Language in Urban Ministry: Why European Languages Are Not Sufficient in African Contexts’. Lausanne Global Analysis 8, no. 2 (March 2019).

Download: https://lausanne.org/content/lga/2019-03/the-importance-of-local-language-in-urban-ministry

 

 

Vulnerable Mission in practice

Harries, Jim. African Heartbeat and A Vulnerable Fool. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2019.

https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B078SHK4TS/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=1CFO7FDMNYW63&keywords=harries+african+heartbeat&qid=1659693981&sprefix=harries+african+heartbe%2Caps%2C343&sr=8-1

 

Horst, Willis, Ute Paul, and Frank Paul, eds. Mission without Conquest: An Alternative Missionary Practice. Carlisle: Langham Global Library, 2015.

https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B0185HNHAY/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=2R9TFE4LOTPX&keywords=mission+without+conquest&qid=1659694724&sprefix=mission+without+conque%2Caps%2C374&sr=8-1

 

Grohmann, Marcus. ‘A Foolish Proposal? Vulnerability as an Alternative Attempt to Contribute to Decolonisation and Reconciliation in Post-Colonial South Africa’. Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies 37, no. 2 (April 2020): 140–59.

Download: https://www.academia.edu/43113828/A_foolish_proposal_Vulnerability_as_an_alternative_attempt_to_contribute_to_decolonisation_and_reconciliation_in_post_colonial_South_Africa

 

Johnson, Jean. We Are Not the Hero: A Missionary’s Guide to Sharing Christ, Not a Culture of Dependency. Sisters, OR: Deep River Books LLC, 2012.

https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/1937756459/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=1FY3ZYQ5R5DJ6&keywords=jean+johnson+we+are+not+the+hero&qid=1659694118&sprefix=jean+johnson+we+are+not+the+her%2Caps%2C352&sr=8-1

 

Johnson, Jean, and Darryl Meekins. We Are Not The Hero - The Participant’s Guide. CreateSpace Publishing, 2018.

https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/1724663097/ref=sr_1_2?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=1FY3ZYQ5R5DJ6&keywords=jean+johnson+we+are+not+the+hero&qid=1659694144&sprefix=jean+johnson+we+are+not+the+her%2Caps%2C352&sr=8-2

 

 

These books we also find inspiring

Reese, Robert. Roots and Remedies of the Dependency Syndrome in World Missions. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2010.

https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/0878080139/ref=sr_1_3?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=1ZKRPNPI3OW6W&keywords=reese+roots+and+remedies&qid=1659696534&s=books&sprefix=reese+roots+and+remedi%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C413&sr=1-3

 

Bessenecker, Scott. Overturning Tables: Freeing Missions from the Christian-Industrial Complex. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014.

https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/0830836802/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=1J5QV0UWGIT9Y&keywords=bessenecker+overturning+tables&qid=1659694976&s=books&sprefix=bessenecker+overturning+tab%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C342&sr=1-1

 

Brown, Brené. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Reprint Edition. New York: Avery, 2015.

https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/1592408419/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=daring+greatly&qid=1659694864&s=books&sprefix=daring+grea%2Cstripbooks%2C401&sr=1-1

 

Resources in languages other than English

Harries, Jim. ‘Die Herausforderungen Durch Ein Monistisches Weltbild Und Die Notwendigkeit Des Gebrauchs von Indigenen Sprachen Und Ressourcen in Afrika’. Evangelische Missiologie 34, no. 1 (2018): 12–28.

Download: https://www.academia.edu/36642510/Die_Herausforderungen_durch_ein_monistisches_Weltbild_und_die_Notwendigkeit_des_Gebrauchs_von_indigenen_Sprachen_und_Ressourcen_in_Afrika

 

Paul, Ute, and Frank Paul. Begleiten Statt Erobern - Missionare Als Gäste Im Nordargentinischen Chaco. Schwarzenfeld: Neufeld Verlag, 2010.

https://www.amazon.de/Begleiten-statt-erobern-Ute-Paul/dp/3937896953

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