Alan Tippett's publications played a significant role in the development of missiology.
The volumes in this series augment his distinguished reputation by bringing to light
his many unpublished materials and hard-to-locate printed articles. These books--
encompassing theology, anthropology, history, area studies, religion, and ethnohistory--
broaden the contours of the discipline.
Throughout The Jesus Documents, Alan Tippett's distinguished skills in missiology
and anthropology demonstrate that biblical studies and cultural anthropology are
disciplines that must be integrated for holistic biblical understanding. Tippett opens
our eyes to the intentional missional nature of all four gospels, showing that they
"were the fruit of the Christian mission itself, the proof that the apostles obeyed the
Great Commission" as they "worked out their techniques for cross-cultural missionary
communication" with cultural sensitivity.