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Author(s): Matthew Clarke
'This collection makes a valuable contribution to understanding developments in Christian mission and the links between mission and development activities, mainly in the Pacific island states. The authors write from the perspective of mission organisations associated with a variety of denominations about theology and practice, historical and contemporary engagement with development activities (including service delivery, community development and political movements), the links and distinctions between mission and evangelism, foreign and local churches, mission organisations and donor agencies. They claim that Christian missions make important and positive contributions to the achievement of development objectives but also, importantly, recognise and explore some of the contradictions and challenges.'--Sanford Lakoff
Matthew Clarke is Associate Professor and Acting Head of the School of International and Political Studies, Deakin University, Australia.