Missions amidst Pagodas


For almost 200 years Protestant missionaries have endeavored to communicate the gospel to Burmese Buddhists in Myanmar. However, Christianity among this people group is still regarded as a ‘potted plant’ with former Buddhists being separated from their community and culture. In this publication Peter Thein Nyunt, a former Buddhist monk, examines past and current approaches of the Protestant church among Burmese Buddhists. Based on his findings he develops a contextual missiological strategy, with a relevant christological message and ecclesiological structure.

About the Author

PETER THEIN NYUNT is a native of Myanmar and is one of the founders of The Rakhine Missions Band for Christ, an outreach ministry that now numbers over 2000 former Buddhists. Dr Thein Nyunt holds a PhD in missiology from SAIACS, India, an MTh from Nusantara Bible Seminary, Indonesia and an MDiv from MEGST, Myanmar. He is currently Head of Missions Studies and Director of Post- graduate Studies at MEGST, Myanmar as well as the Director of The Rakhine Missions Band for Christ. His additional responsibilities include the position of Myanmar Country Coordinator for The South and Southeast Asia Network, Country Coordinator for Langham Preaching and Joint Secretary for Myanmar Evangelical Christian Fellowship. Dr Thein Nyunt is married with three children and they live in Yangon, Myanmar.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783689842

Category: Academic

Region: Asia, World

Publishing Date: 2014-05-14

Number of pages: 174


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