The Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding in Deerfield, IL is pleased to announce the release of the new book, The Great Commission: Evangelicals and the Story of World Missions (B&H, 2008). Edited by TEDS faculty members Dr. Martin Klauber and Dr. Scott Manetsch, the book presents addresses given in 2006 to honor longtime faculty member Dr. John Woodbridge. The festschrift provides a substantial historical survey of evangelical missions from eleven different scholars, including prominent evangelical church historians and theologians. Chapters cover such topics as the genesis of evangelical missions, the globalization of evangelicalism, and the high and low points of the missions enterprise. A concluding chapter by D. A. Carson focuses on the need for continued missions work in a world that decries such efforts as imperialist and intolerant.

The Henry Center is pleased to bring word of this important text to a wider audience. Scholars, pastors, and church members alike will benefit from the book’s scope and its focus on the great commission, the creation mandate of Christ’s spiritual kingdom. Interested persons may purchase the book here and may listen to messages from the 2006 conference here. The Center hopes that The Great Commission will stimulate many readers to reflect constructively on the responsibility of world missions even as we give thanks for those like Dr. Woodbridge who have gone before us in this great work.