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Missiology: An International Review is the quarterly journal of the American Society of Missiology. The journal is a forum for the exchange of ideas and research between missiologists and others interested in related subjects. There are approximately 1150 subscribers worldwide. 

Missiology began publication in 1973, continuing in the tradition of its predecessor, Practical Anthropology. As one of the premier scholarly journals of mission studies, it is distinctively:

  • multi-disciplinary - history, theology, anthropology, communication theory, religious encounter, ecumenics, methodology
  • interconfessional - works from Roman Catholic, conciliar, and conservative evangelical spheres
  • practical - not just theoretical reflection, but applied mission science.




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2015 Book Award for Excellence in Missiology


The Unexpected Christian Century



The American Society of Missiology honors Dr. Scott W. Sunquist as the recipient of the annual Book Award for Excellence in Missiology. His book, The Unexpected Christian Century: The Reversal and Transformation of Global Christianity, 1900-2000, published by Baker Academic in 2015, is recognized for its significant contribution to missiology, and is noted for its distinctive influence on how missiology and mission studies are examined, understood, and interpreted.


Presented June 18, 2016, University of Northwestern – St. Paul, MN


Darrell Whiteman, Ph.D.
American Society of Missiology


Gregory Leffel, Ph.D.
President 2015-2016
American Society of Missiology




Important Note: November 30, 2012 was the last day on which non-member subscriptions could be ordered through the Editorial Office. If you are an ASM Member, renew/subscribe using the ASM Access Portal as usual. However, if you would like to renew/subscribe but do not wish to pay ASM Membership dues as well, please renew/subscribe using the addresses listed below:



Missiology subscription rates can be found here. To view the rates for individual ASM Membership, which includes a subscription to Missiology, click here. Single issues published in 2006 or later are also available for individual purchase: $11/copy for US orders; $20/copy for international orders. The cost of shipping is included in these rates. To order individual back-issues, contact Patti in the Missiology Editorial Office. 




Most articles come from unsolicited submissions, which are always welcome. For information on manuscript submission, please visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mis.


Book Review Style Guide is also available for those who contribute book reviews. To become a book reviewer for Missiology, an individual must fill out the Book Reviewer Information Form and return it to the Editorial Office. Potential reviewers receive quarterly lists of books that are available for review and must notify the Editorial Office if they are interested in applying to contribute a particular book's review. The Book Review Editor, David Fenrick, notifies individual reviewers if they have been assigned their requested reviews.


ASM Membership information (which includes a subscription to Missiology) can be found here


Subscribers can access Missiology online via SAGE Publications. Visithttp://mis.sagepub.com/ and sign in with your username and password to accessMissiology online.