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Barram, M. ‘‘Located’ Questions for a Missional Hermeneutic‘, unpublished paper on GOCN website.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