Professor Allen Yeh’s Book Named One of Ten Outstanding Books of 2016 for Mission Studies

Oct. 4, 2017

Biola University professor Allen Yeh’s book Polycentric Missiology: 21st-Century Mission from Everyone to Everywhere was recently named as one of ten outstanding books of 2016 for mission studies by the “International Bulletin of Mission Research” (IBMR).


The IBMR is an academic journal that includes articles and book reviews from around the world, written by notable authors discussing their work. Authors listed in the article “Ten Outstanding Books of 2016 for Mission Studies” were commended for their scholarship in studies of Christian mission and world Christianity by the academic journal. Yeh’s book joins nine other books that also highlight different cultural perspectives within missiology.


Yeh exhibits a diverse cultural landscape within missiology through his experience of attending five major mission conferences — one on each continent — recounted in his book. The conferences celebrated the centenary of the landmark Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference and shows how mission has changed in the last one hundred years. In 1910, mission was “from the West to the rest,” and in 2010 and beyond, mission is “from everyone to everywhere.”


For additional information about Yeh’s book, read the article, “Cook School of Intercultural Studies Professors Release New Books.”


On August 8, Yeh spoke with host Carrie Abbott on the Seattle Christian radio show “Relationship Insights with Carrie Abbott,” where he gave an in-depth commentary on his book. Yeh’s interview aired in two parts. Listen to the first part here and the second part here.


Learn more about Cook School of Intercultural Studies.


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