Kate Harris, Managing Editor of Regnum Books, contacted me a few weeks ago to introduce the company and their list. With 2010 marking the centenary of the Edinburgh World Missionary Conference 1910, this is an important year for mission studies, so I invited Kate to tell us more:
Regnum Books International was established in 1986. We’re a small independent Christian publishing house based within the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. We publish books by a diverse range of global scholars and mission leaders. Our publications explore Christian engagement in the transformation of people and societies throughout the world.
In 2009, alongside our two main series — Regnum Studies in Mission and Global Christian Voices — we launched the Regnum Edinburgh 2010 Series which represents the work of the Edinburgh 2010 Mission Conference and its associated global study groups.
The centenary of the World Missionary Conference, held in 1910, is a suggestive moment for many people seeking direction for Christian mission in the 21st century. Essential to the work of the Edinburgh 1910 conference, and of abiding value, were the findings of the eight think-tanks or ‘commissions’. These inspired the idea of a new round of collaborative reflection on Christian mission – but now focussed on nine themes identified as being key to mission in the 21st century. The Regnum Edinburgh 2010 Series will be polycentric, open-ended and as inclusive as possible of the different genders, regions of the world, and theological and confessional perspectives in today’s church.
We have recently launched our new Regnum website which enables our customers to buy books online using a secure paypal service. To celebrate the launch of the website we’re offering all publications at a discounted rate with free shipping worldwide! Full information about our titles can be found on our site. If you’re interested in finding out more about Regnum Books or placing an order we’d love to hear from you – regnum AT ocms.ac.uk
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