Vol. 4 No. 2 (2023): Ecclesial Futures
Welcome a new issue of Ecclesial Futures and another fine set of original research contributions on development and transformation in and through Christian communities.
This issue of Ecclesial Futures offers seven original research articles and six book reviews. The articles range over four continents, including contexts in Oceania, Africa, United States and Europe.
The focus of ecclesiological research includes local congregations, dioceses as a denominational structure and theological colleges. The research articles include empirical studies of placemaking, denominational renewal, reverse mission and migrant hospitality, along with methodological reflections on researching in theological partnership, church mobilization and missiological research.
I offer my congratulations to the thirteen authors and six book reviewers published in this issue and my thanks to the fourteen anonymous peer reviewers who provided constructive, thoughtful and engaged feedback. Thanks also to my colleagues Nigel Rooms (co-editor), Patrick Todjeras (editor of book reviews), Chris Pipe (copy-editor) and the team at Radboud University Press and Open Journals for their skill and care.
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‒ Steve Taylor, Co-Editor, December 2023