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In this one-volume textbook, Edward Smither weaves together a comprehensive history of Christian mission, from the apostles to the modern church. In each era, he focuses on the people sent by God to the ends of the earth, while also describing the cultural context they encountered. Smither highlights the continuity and development across thousands of years of global mission.

they might make converts to God.”48 These early Christian missionaries were anonymous, bivocational, church-centered, cross-cultural laborers for the gospel. Though some operated as vocational evangelists, one remarkable element of early Christianity was its anonymous missionary element. It is intriguing that the two largest church communities in the western Roman Empire, Rome and Carthage, had anonymous origins. Observing this phenomenon, Henri Irénée Marrou writes: “The whole
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