Religiously motivated missions are part of a long historical tradition in various world religions. Missions are usually regarded as undertakings to prop agate, spread and communicate religious beliefs, values and convictions across social, ethnic and cultural boundaries. Missionaries as the agents of mission attempt to convert and proselytise non-believers or those with other cultural backgrounds and religious traditions. In this transformative process, experiences of cross-cultural difference, alienation and otherness undoubtedly play a crucial role. These kinds of experiences have not yet been systematically analysed nor has research on cross-cultural mission and intercultural communication! provided the necessary knowledge in terms of culture-related learning and the psychological and sociological implications for mission practice.
Publications: Arnold, M. (2014). Missionary Self in Cross-Cultural Mission: A Cultural Psychological Analysis of Protestant Mission Practice. In J. Schuster & V. Gäckle (Eds.), Der Paradigmenwechsel in der Weltmission: Chancen und Herausforderungen nicht-westlicher Missionsbewegungen (219-239). Berlin, Münster et al.: LIT Verlag.* http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-397302 [15/02/2015]