Book Notice: “A Theological Analysis of the Insider Movement”

Doug Coleman, PhD in Applied Theology with Missions from SEBTS, has recently published his dissertation: A Theological Analysis of the Insider Movement Paradigm from Four Perspectives: Theology of Religions, Revelation, Soteriology and Ecclesiology in the EMS Dissertation Series (WICU Press, 2011). His work evaluates the Insider Movement paradigm (IMP)-a proposal that faith in Jesus does not require severing ties with one’s pre-faith religious community-from four perspectives: the theology of religions, the doctrine of revelation, soteriology, and ecclesiology. This is a very important work for theologians and missionaries (i.e. all Christians) in contact with Muslims. Keep an eye out for the forthcoming Kindle version of this book.

Doug has served in overseas missions for 14 years, primarily among Central Asian Muslims with the IMB. Coleman is also author of “The Agents of Mission: Humanity,” in Theology and Practice of Missions: God, the Church, and the Nations edited by yours truly.