Here you will find a list of books and articles useful for study and research into the Bible and Mission. Please note, most of the links below take you to third-party sites; i.e., the articles are not stored and have not been uploaded onto our site. We are just pointing you in their direction.

Allen, R. Missionary Methods: St Paul’s or Ours (London: Robert Scott, 1912).

Barram, M. ‘A Response at AAR to Hunsberger’s “Proposals…” Essay‘, Gospel and Our Culture Newsletter eSeries, 2 (January 2009).

Barram, M. ‘‘Located’ Questions for a Missional Hermeneutic‘, unpublished paper on GOCN website.

Barram, M. ‘The Bible, Mission, and Social Location: Toward a Missional Hermeneutic’, Interpretation, 61:1 (2007), 42-58.

Barram, M. Mission and Moral Reflection in Paul (New York: Peter Lang, 2006).

Bartholomew, C. and Goheen, M.W. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story (London: SPCK, 2006).

Bauckham, R. ‘Mission as Hermeneutic for Scriptural Interpretation‘, Currents in World Christianity Position Paper, Number 106 (1999).

Bauckham, R. The Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2004).

Beeby, H.D. Canon and Mission (Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1999).

Beeby, H.D. ‘A Missional Approach to Renewed Interpretation’ in C. Bartholomew, C. Greene and K. Möller (eds), Renewing Biblical Interpretation (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2000), 268-283.

Bikele, G. ‘The Biblical Narrative of the Missio Dei: Analysis of the Interpretive Framework of David Bosch’s Missional Hermeneutic’, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Vol 35, No 3 (2011), 153-158.

Blauw, J. The Missionary Nature of the Church: A Survey of the Biblical Theology of Mission (London: Lutterworth Press, 1962).

Bosch, D.J. Witness to the World: The Christian Mission in Theological Perspective (London: Marshall, Morgan and Scott, 1980).

Bosch, D.J. ‘Mission in Biblical Perspective,’ International Review of Mission, Vol 74 (1985), 531-38.

Bosch, D.J. ‘Reflections on Biblical Models of Mission’ in J.M. Phillips and R.T., eds, Toward the Twenty-First Century in Christian Mission (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993), 175-192.

Bosch, D.J. ‘Towards a Hermeneutic of “Biblical Studies and Mission”‘, Mission Studies, Vol 3, No 2 (1986), 65-79.

Bosch, D.J. ‘The scope of the “BISAM” project,’ Mission Studies, Vol 6, No 1 (1989), 61-68.

Bosch, D.J. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1991). Especially Part 1 ‘New Testament Models of Mission’, 13-178.

Bosch, D.J. ‘The Why and the How of a True Biblical Foundation for Mission‘. First published in J. Verkuyl, ed, Zending Op Weg Naar De Toekomst, Kampen: J.H. Kok, 1978, 33-45. Also published as ‘Hermeneutical Principles in the Biblical Foundation for Mission,’ Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol 17, No 4 (1993), 437-451.

Brownson, J.V. ‘A Response at SBL to Hunsberger’s “Proposals…” Essay‘, Gospel and Our Culture Newsletter eSeries, 2 (January 2009).

Brownson, J.V. ‘Speaking the Truth in Love’, International Review of Mission, Vol 83, No. 330 (1994), 479-504.

Brownson, J.V. Speaking the Truth in Love: New Testament Resources for a Missional Hermeneutic (Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1998).

Brueggemann, W. Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997). Ch. 16: ‘The Nations as Yahweh’s Partner’.

Burnett, D.G. The Healing of the Nations: The Biblical Basis of the Mission of God: Revised Edition (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 1996).

Carroll R., M.D. ‘Blessing the Nations: Toward a Biblical Theology of Mission from Genesis‘, Bulletin for Biblical Research, Vol 10, No 1 (2000), 17-34.

Carver, W.O. The Bible a Missionary Message: A Study of Activities and Methods (New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1921).

Flemming, D. ‘Exploring a Missional Reading of Scripture: Philippians as a case study’ Evangelical Quarterly, 83.1 (January 2011), 3-18.

Flemming, D. ‘Revelation and the Missio Dei: Toward a Missional Reading of the Apocalypse’ Journal of Theological Interpretation, 6.2 (Fall 2012), 161-178.

Gardner, P., Wright, C. and Green, C. (eds) Fanning the Flame: Bible, Cross and Mission (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003).

Glaser, I. The Bible and Other Faiths: What does the Lord Require of Us? (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 2005).

Glasser, A.F., Van Engen, C.E., Gilliland, D.S. and Redford, S.B. Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God’s Mission in the Bible (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003).

Goheen, M.W.  ‘A Critical Examination of David Bosch’s Missional Reading of Luke’ in C.G. Bartholomew, J.B. Green and A.C. Thiselton (eds.), Reading Luke: Interpretation, Reflection, Formation (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005), pp.229-264.

Goheen, M.W. ‘Continuing Steps Towards a Missional Hermeneutic’, Fideles, Volume 3 (2008), pp.49-99.

Goheen, M.W. A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011).

Goheen, M.W. ‘Notes Toward a Framework for a Missional Hermeneutic’, Unpublished paper, 2006.

Goheen, M.W. ‘The Urgency of Reading the Bible as One Story’, Theology Today, Volume 64 (2008), pp.469-483.

Goldingay, J. Old Testament Theology, Volume 2: Israel’s Faith (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2006). Ch. 8: ‘The Nations’.

Gorman, M. (2011) ‘Missional Musings on Paul‘, Catalyst On-line, 37:2.

Grams, R.G, Marshall, I.H., Penner, P.F. and Routledge, R. (eds.) Bible and Mission: A Conversation Between Biblical Studies and Missiology (Schwarzenfeld: Neufeld Verlag, 2008).

Guder, D. ‘Missional Hermeneutics: The Missional Authority of Scripture‘, Mission Focus, Annual Review, 15 (2007), 106-121.

Guder, D. ‘Missional Hermeneutics: The Missional Vocation of the Congregation – and How Scripture Shapes That Calling‘, Mission Focus, Annual Review, 15 (2007), 125-142.

Hahn, F. Mission in the New Testament (London: SCM Press, 1965).

Hedlund, R.W. ‘Mission Paradigms in the Old TestamentIndian Journal of Theology, Vol 39, No 1 (1997), 24-34.

Hesselgrave, D.J. ‘A Missionary Hermeneutic: Understanding Scripture in the Light of God’s Mission‘, International Journal of Frontier Mission, 10:1 (January 1993), 17-20.

Horton, R.F. The Bible A Missionary Book, Second Edition (Edinburgh: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1908).

Hunsberger, G. ‘Proposals for a Missional Hermeneutic: Mapping a Conversation‘, Gospel and Our Culture Newsletter eSeries, 2 (January 2009). Subsequently published as G. ‘Proposals for a Missional Hermeneutic: Mapping a Conversation’, Missiology, 39:3 (July 2011), 309-321.

Jonsson, J.N. ‘Retranspositionalization: missiological hermeneutics within the socio-human context’ Review & Expositor 84.1 (Winter 1987), 99-117.

Kane, J.H. Christian Missions in Biblical Perspective (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1976).

Kelly, M.B. ‘Biblical Theology and Missional Hermeneutics: A Match Made for Heaven… on Earth?‘ in P. Enns, D.J. Green and M.B. Kelly (eds) Eyes to See, Ears to Hear: Essays in Memory of J. Alan Groves (Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing, 2010), 61-76.

Kostenberger, A.J. and O’Brien, P.T. Salvation to the Ends of the Earth: A Biblical Theology of Mission (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 2001).

Lapham, H.A. The Bible as Missionary Handbook (Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., 1925).

Larkin, Jr., W.J. and Williams, J.F. (eds.), Mission in the New Testament: An Evangelical Approach (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1998).

LeMarquand, G. ‘From Creation to New Creation: The Mission of God in the Biblical Story‘ in I.T. Douglas (ed) Waging Reconciliation: God’s Mission in a Time of Globalization and Crisis (New York: Church Publishing, 2002), 9-34.

Martin-Archard, R. A Light to the Nations: A Study of the Old Testament Conception of Israel’s Mission to the World (Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1962).

McLean, A. Where the Book speaks; or, Mission studies in the Bible (London: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1907).

Muthuraj, J.G. ‘Mission and Universalism in Luke-Acts‘, Indian Journal of Theology, Vol 39, No 1 (1997), 56-66.

Noble, P. ‘Israel Among the Nations’ in Horizons in Biblical Theology: An International Dialogue, 15:1 (June, 1993), pp.56-82.

Okoye, J.C. Israel and the Nations: A Mission Theology of the Old Testament (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2006).

Parsons, M. Text and Task: Scripture and Mission (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2006).

Peskett, H. and Ramachandra, V. The Message of Mission (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 2003).

Peters, G.W. A Biblical Theology of Missions (Chicago: Moody Press, 1972).

Piper, J. Let the Nations be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions, Revised and Expanded edition (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 2003).

Porter, S.E. and Westfall, C.L. (eds.) Christian Mission: Old Testament Foundations and New Testament Developments (Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2010).

Redford, S.B. Missiological Hermeneutics: Biblical Interpretation for the Global Church (Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2012).

Rowley, H.H. Israel’s Mission to the World (London: SCM Press, 1939).

Rowley, H.H. The Missionary Message of the Old Testament (London: The Carey Press, 1945).

Russell, B.D. ‘What is a Missional Hermeneutic?‘, Catalyst On-line, 36:4 (2011).

Senior, D. and Stuhlmueller, C. The Biblical Foundations for Mission (London: SCM Press, 1983).

Schnabel, E.J. Early Christian Mission, Volume 1: Jesus and the Twelve (Leicester: Apollos, 2004).

Schnabel, E.J. Early Christian Mission, Volume 2: Paul and the Early Church (Leicester: Apollos, 2004).

Seitz, C.R. Figured Out: Typology and Providence in Christian Scripture (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001). Ch. 11 ‘The Old Testament, Mission, and Christian Scripture, pp.145-157.

Stiff, T. Reading the Bible Missionally (pdf) Sets ‘n’ Service blog (2009).

Storr, V.F. The Missionary Genius of the Bible (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1924).

Stumme, W. (ed) Bible and Mission (Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1986).

Timmer, D.C. ‘Jonah and Mission: Missiological Dichotomy, Biblical Theology, and the Via Tertia‘, Westminster Theological Journal, 70:1 (Spring 2008), 159-175.

Timmer, D.C. A Gracious and Compassionate God: Mission, salvation and spirituality in the book of Jonah (Nottingham: Apollos, 2011).

Wagner, R. Heralds of Good News: Paul and Isaiah ‘In Concert’ in the letter to the Romans, Leiden: Brill (2002).

Wagner, ‘Missio Dei: Envisioning an Apostolic Reading of Scripture’, Missiology, 37:1 (January 2009), 19-32.

Warman, F.S.G. Missions and the Minor Prophets: A Series of Bible Studies (London: Church Missionary Society, 1909).

Woods, J. ‘The West as Nineveh: Hows Does Nahum’s Message of Judgement Apply Today?’ Themelios, 31:1 (October 2005), 7-37.

Wright, C. ‘Christian Mission and the Old Testament: Matrix or Mismatch?’ Henry Martyn Seminar given on 9 November 2000 at Westminster College, Cambridge.

Wright, C.J.H. ‘Covenant: God’s mission through God’s people’ in J.A. Grant and A.I. Wilson (eds.) The God of Covenant: Biblical, Theological and Contemporary Perspectives (Leicester: Apollos, 2005).

Wright, C.J.H. ‘Mission as a Matrix for Hermeneutics and Biblical Theology’ in C. Bartholomew, M. Healy, K. Möller and R. Parry, Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004), pp.102-143.

Wright, C.J.H. The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 2006).

Wright, C.J.H. The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010).

Wright, C.J.H. ”Prophet to the Nations’: Missional Reflections on the Book of Jeremiah’ in J.A. Grant, A. Lo and G.J. Wenham (eds), God of Faithfulness: Essays in honour of J. Gordon McConville on his 60th birthday (London: T. & T. Clark, 2011), pp.112-129. Also published in Encounters Mission Journal, 29 (June 2009).

Wright, C.J.H. ‘Truth with a Mission: Reading Scripture Missiologically’ in P. Gardner, C. Wright and C. Green (eds.), Fanning the Flame: Bible, Cross and Mission (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003), pp.221-239.

Wright, C.J.H. Truth with a Mission: Reading Scripture Missiologically (Cambridge: Grove Books, 2005).

Wright, C.J.H. Truth with a Mission: Reading All Scripture Missiologically, Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, 15.2 (2011), pp.4-15.

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    1. Hi and thanks for your message. As far as we can see, the article isn’t available for free access at the moment. However you can read most of it using Google Books so we’ve added the link above. Hope that helps. every blessing, Tim

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