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Engaging the Bible in Mission Theology Scholarship: Biblical Mission Theology Bibliography


Biblical Mission Theology Bibliography


I will from time to time update this bibliography.  The latest date will appear with the blog title.  This bibliography is certainly not exhaustive.  It is offered as a point for departure in the field of Biblical Mission Theology.  Students entering this field may wish to 'google' names of some of the authors to see what they have recently published or if they maintain a blog or web page.  I would welcome suggestions for key additions to this bibliography.


Adna, J. and H. Kvalbein, eds.  The Mission of the Early Church to Jews and Gentiles.  WUNT 127. 
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000.

Alvarez-Cineira, D.  Die Religionspolitik des Kaisers Claudius und die paulinische Mission.  Herders
Biblische Studien 19.  Freiburg, Basel, Wien: Herder, 1999.

Bauckham, Richard.  Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern WorldCarlisle:
Paternoster Press and Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 2003.

Blenkinsopp, J.  'Second Isaiah--Prophet of Universalism.'  JSOT 41 (1988): 83-103.

Bolt, P. G. and M. Thompson.  The Gospel to the Nations: Perspectives on Paul’s MissionLeicester:
IVP, 2000.

Borman, L. and K. del Tredici and A. Standhartinger.  Religious Propaganda and Missionary
Competition in the New Testament World.  Festchrift for D. Georgi.  NT.S 74.  Leiden, New York, Löln: E. J. Brill, 1994.

Bosch, David.  Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission.  American Society of
Missiology Series 16.  Maryknoll: Orbis, 2001.

Bowers, W. Paul.  ‘Mission.’  In Dictionary of Paul and his Letters.  Eds. G. F. Hawthorne, R. P.
Martin, D. G. Reid.  Downers Grove, Leicester: IVP, 1993.  Pp. 608-619.

Bowers, W. Paul.  ‘Religious Propaganda in the First Century.’  NT 22 (1980): 317-323.

Vom Brock, C.  Thessaloniki—Stadt des Kassander und Gemeinde des Paulus: Eine frühe christliche
Gemeinde in ihrer heidnischen Umwelt.  WUNT II, 125.  Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck 2001.  [Review in EJTH 11, 2002, 53-56.]

Brown, S. ‘The Matthean Community and the Gentile Mission.’  NT 22 (1980): 193-221.

Dodds, E. R.  Pagan and Christian in an Age of Anxiety.

Feneberg, R.  Der Jude Jesu und die Heiden: Biographie und Theologie Jesu im Markusevangelium
Herders Biblische Studien 24.  Freiburg, Basel, Wien: Herder, 2000.

Gehring, Roger. Studie Hausgemeinde und Mission: Die Bedeutung antiker Jäuser und
Hausgemeinden—von Jesus bis Paulus.  BWM 9.  Giessen: Brunnen, 2000.

Gelston, A.  'The Missionary Message of Second Isaiah.'  SJT 18 (1965): 308-318.

Goodman, M.  Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Gottwold, N. K.  All the Kingdoms of the EarthNew York: Harper and Row, 1964.

Grams, Rollin G.  Gospel and Mission in Paul’s Theology.  Unpublished PhD Dissertation.  Duke
University, 1989.

Grams, Rollin G.  'Narrative Dynamics in Isaiah's and Matthew's Mission Theology.'  Transformation 21.4 (Oct., 2004): 238-255.

Grams, Rollin G.  ‘Paul Among the Mission Theologians.’ Missionalia (3, 2006).

Green, Michael.  Evangelism in the Time of the Early Church.

Hahn, F.  Mission in neutestamentlicher Sicht: Aufsätze, Vorträge und Predigten
Missionswissenschaftliche Forschungen.  NF 8.  Erlangen: Erlanger Verlag für Mission und Ökumene, 1999.

Hahn, F.  Das Verständnis der Mission im Neuen Testament.

Halas, H.  'The Universalism of Isaiah.'  CBQ 12 (1950): 162-170.

Hollenberg, D. E.  'Nationalism and the nations in Isaiah XL-LV.'  VT 19 (1969): 23-36.

Kaiser, Walter C.  Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the NationsGrand Rapids:
Baker. 2000.

Kasdorf, H. and F. Walldorf, eds.  Werdet meine Zeugen: Weltmission im Horizont von Theologie und
Geschichte.  Holzgerlingen: Hänssler, 1996.

Kato, Z.  Die Völkermission im Markusevangelium: Eine redaktionsgeschichtliche Untersuchung
EHS 23.252.  Frankfurt: P. Lang; Bern: H. Lang, 1986.

Kelhoffer, J. A.  Miracle and Mission: The Authentication of Missionaries and Their Message in the
Longer Ending of Mark.  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000.

Köstenberger, A. J.  The Missions of Jesus and the Disciples According to the Fourth Gospel: With
Implications for the Fourth Gospel’s Purpose and the Mission of the Contemporary Church.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Köstenberger, Andreas J. ‘The Place of Mission in New Testament Theology: An Attempt to
Determine the Significance of Mission within the Scope of the New Testament’s Message as a Whole.’ Missiology XXVII.3 (July 1999): 347-362.

Köstenberger, A. J. and P. T. O’Brien.  Salvation to the Ends of the Earth: A Biblical Theology of
Mission.  New Studies in Biblical Theology 11.  Leicester: Apollos; Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.

LaGrand, J.  The Earliest Christian Mission to ‘All Nations’ in the Light of Matthew’s Gospel.  Grand
Rapids, Cambridge, U.K.: Eerdmans, 1999.

Lane, T. J.  Luke and the Gentile Mission: Gospel Anticipates Acts.  EHS 23.571.  Frankfurt: P. Lang,
1996.

Lange, J.  Das Erscheinen des Auferstandenen im Evangelium nach Matthäus: Eine traditions- un
redaktionsgeschichtliche Untersuchung zu Mt. 28.16-20.  FzB 11.  Würzburg: Echter, 1973.

Larkin, W. J. and J. F. Williams, eds.  Mission in the New Testament: An Evangelical Approach.
American Society of Missiology Series 27.  Maryknoll: Orbis, 1998.  [articles on mission in Mt., Paul, etc.]

Legrand, L.  Unity and Plurality: Mission in the Bible. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1990; French original,
1988).

Marshall, I. Howard and D. Peterson, eds.  Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of Acts.  Grand
Rapids, Cambridge, UK: Eerdmans, 1998.

Martin-Achard, R.  A Light to the Nations: a Study of the Old Testament Concept of Israel's Mission to
the WorldEdinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1962.

McKnight, Scott.  A Light Among the Gentiles: Jewish Missionary Activity in the Second Temple
PeriodMinneapolis: ?, 1991.  [I. H. Marshall responds to the Bowers-O’Brien discussion in ‘Who Were the Evangelists?’, 251-63: ‘the wider perspective of the Gospels and Acts supports a broader understanding of mission as a responsibility for all members of the church’.]

Nissen, J.  New Testament and Mission: Historical and Hermeneutical Perspectives.  Frankfurt am
Main, Berlin, Bern: P. Lang, 1999; Danish original, 1996.

Nock, Arthur Darby.  Conversion.

O’Brien, P. T.  Gospel and Mission in the Writings of Paul: An Exegetical and Theological Analysis
Grand Rapids: Baker; Carlisle: Paternoster, 1995.

Okure, T.  The Johannine Approach to Mission: A Contextual Study of John 4.1-42.  WUNT II.31. 
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1988.

Ollrog, W.-H.  Paulus und seine Mitarbeiter: Untersuchungen zu Theorie und Praxis der paulinischen
Mission.  WMANT 50.  Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener, 1979.

Pak, J. Yeong-Sik.  Paul as Missionary: A Comparative Study of Missionary Discourse in Paul’s
Epistles and Selected Contemporary Jewish Texts.  EHS XXIII 410.  Frankfurt, Bern, New York: P. Lang, 1991.

Park, E. C.  The Mission Discourse in Matthew’s Interpretation.  WUNT II.81. Tübingen: Mohr
Siebeck, 1995.

Peace, R. V.  Conversion in the New Testament: Paul and the TwelveGrand Rapids, Cambridge, UK:
W. B. Eerdmans, 1999.

Piper, J.  Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in MissionsGrand Rapids: Baker, 1993.

Plummer, Robert L.  Paul’s Understanding of the Church’s Mission: Did the Apostle Paul Expect the Early Church to Evangelize?  Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2006.

Plummer, Robert L. and John Mark Terry, eds.  Paul’s Missionary Methods: In His Time and Ours.  Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012.

Reinbold, Wolfgang.  Propaganda und Mission im ältesten Christentum: Ein Untersuchung zu den
Modalitäten der Ausbreitung der frühen Kirche.  FRLANT 188.  Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2000.

Reisner, R.  Die Frühzeit des Apostels Paulus: Studien zur Chronologie, Missionsstrategie und
Theologie.  WUNT 71.  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1994.

Rhoads, D. M.  ‘Network for Mission: The Social System of the Jesus Movement as Depicted in the
Narrative of the Gospel of Mark.’  ANRW II.26.2, 1692-1729.

Rowley, H. H.  The Missionary Message of the Old TestamentLondon: Carey, 1955.

Scheurer, E.  Altes Testament und Mission: Zur Begründung des Missionsauftrages.  TVG
Monographien und Studienbücher.  Giessen: Brunnen, 1996.

Schnabel, Eckhard.  Early Christian Mission, Vol. 1: Jesus and the Twelve.  Vol. 2: Paul and the Early Church.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004.

Schnabel, E. J.  ‘Jesus and the Beginnings of the Mission to the Gentiles.’  In Jesus of Nazareth: Lord
and Christ: Essays on the Historical Jesus and New Testament Christology.  Eds. J. B. Green, M. Turner.  FS I. H. Marshall.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Carlisle: Paternoster, 1994.  Pp. 37-58.

Schnabel, E. J.  ‘Mission, Early non-Pauline.’  In Dictionary of New Testament Background.  Eds. C.
A. Evans, S. E. Porter.  Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2000.  Pp. 752-775.

Schnabel, E. J.  Paul the Missionary: Realities, Strategies and Methods.  Downers Grove, IL: IVP,
2008.

Schreiter,Robert.  Reconciliation: Mission and Ministry in a Changing Social OrderMaryknoll, NY:
Orbis, 1992.

Scobie, Charles H. H.  'Israel and the Nations: An Essay in Biblical Theology.'  Tyndale Bulletin 43.2
(1992): 283-305.

Scott, J. M., ed. Paul and the Nations: The Old Testament and Jewish Background of Paul's Mission
to the Nations with Special Reference to the Destination of Galatians.  WUNT 84.  Tübingen: Mohr [Siebeck] 1995.

Senior, Donald and Carrol Stuhlmueller.  The Biblical Foundations for Mission. Maryknoll: Orbis,
1983.

Stenschke, Christoph.  ‘Neuere Arbeiten und Tendenzen zur Mission im Neuen Testament.’  European
Journal of Theology XI (2003): 1.  Pp. 5-20.  [Many titles in this bibliography come from this review.]

Steyne, P. M.  In Step with the God of the Nations: A Biblical Theology of MissionColumbia: Impact
International Foundation, 1997.

Stott, J. M.  Paul and the Nations: The Old Testament and Jewish Background for Paul’s Mission to
the Nations.  WUNT 84.  Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck, 1995.

Weaver, D. J. Matthew’s Missionary Discourse: A Literary Critical Analysis.  JSNT.SS 38.  Sheffield:
SAP, 1990.

Wilk, F.  Die Bedeutung des Jesajabuches für Paulus.  FRLANT 179.  Göttingen: Vandenhoeck &
Ruprecht, 1998.

Wilk, F.  Jesus und die Völker in der Sicht der Synoptiker.  BZNW 109.  Berlin, New York: W. de
Gruyter, 2002.  [Regarding his study of Matthew’s Gospel, pp. 83-153, Wilk says that, ‘only as Jesus is Christ for Israel is he also ‘Lord’ for the nations’ (146, my translation).]

Wilson, S. G.  The Gentiles and the Gentile Mission in Luke-Acts.  SNTSMS 23.  Cambridge: CUP,
1973.