Once considered as a Cinderella in church growth and mission in the post-Edinburgh Conference era, the Korean church is given its due in this book.
As a guide to Korean Christianity, it contains more than thirty chapters, written by historians, missiologists, sociologists, mission practitioners, pastors, and church leaders.
They come from a wide range of church traditions, and also from within and without South Korea.
This volume assesses the legacy and place of Korean Christianity and its mission, provides insightful and self-critical accounts in topics ranging from theories, policies, practices, and prospects, and offers a useful overview of how the Korean church grew into a missionary church.
As a non-western major mission force, it has been equipping itself and others for service by broadening the understanding of God's mission throughout the turbulent years of imperialism, post-colonialism and globalisation.
The book, concluding with reflections on the future challenges and possibilities, is intended as an important gift to the Korean church and to world Christianity.