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Discussion Board Forum 4 Where do you think Christian missions will focus their efforts in the coming decades of the twenty-first century? Why?
Let us look at these two sections I chose out of the book: “Throughout the history of Christianity, as the faith has spread into the world in the spirit of the Great Commission, the church has adopted local idioms in order to make the universal Christian message accessible in new environments. The missionary expansion of the twentieth century has been no exception. While some missionaries tried to transpose unaltered their Western hymnody into non-Western settings, others encouraged the development of lyrics and melodies more in harmony with local traditions.” 1 “For a number of reasons pertaining to life both inside and outside the churches, the expansion of Christianity beyond the West had slowed to a crawl during the eighteenth century. To be sure, missionary-minded Roman Catholics carried on the work of the Catholic Reformation that had

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