Studies on ‘Mission in the New Testament’

 New Testament scholarship and missiology have for some time been understood as two different fields of studies. Few scholars are prominent in both fields. Evidence of the wide separation between the two fields includes aspects as different chairs in distinct departments; different journals for the specialities, and the lack of awareness of the scholarship in the biblical discipline by missiologists and vice versa.

On the other hand, now-a-days some are also calling for for a closer co-operation between these two fields of studies and in recent years we have seen a promising revival of New Testament studies dealing with issues of mission in the New Testament.  Below here are listed some studies on ‘Mission in the New Testament’ that I have found available on line.

History and Theology of Mission in the New Testament
Directed by Professor Jostein Ådna (E-mail:

Professors Jey J. Kanagaraj (Bethel Bible Institute, India), Stelian Tofana (Faculty of Orthodox Theology at Babes-Bolyai University, Romania) and Jostein Ådna (School of Mission and Theology, Norway) coordinate the seminar “History and Theology of Mission in the New Testament: Global Challenges and Opportunities” in Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS). So far the seminar has convened during the 62nd, 63rd and 64th General Meetings of SNTS in Sibiu, Romania, 2007, in Lund, Sweden, 2008, and in Vienna, Austria, in 2009. It will continue its work during the next two annual General Meetings, i.e. in Berlin, Germany, 2010, and Annandale-on-Hudson, USA, 2011.

The link above will lead you to the pages were the papers delivered at the seminars so far are available.

In addition, here are three studies by Andreas Köstenberger;

  • “The Challenge of a Systematized Biblical Theology: Missiological Insights from the Gospel of John,” Missiology 23 (1995): 445–64. Get the Article.
  • “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 27 (1999): 347–62. Get the Article.
  • “John’s Trinitarian Mission Theology.” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 9/4 (Winter 2005): 14-33. Get the Article.
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