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Table des matières; Mission Research Revised; La science des missions revisitée; The Protestant Mission Study; La lente émergence de la missiologie protestante comme discipline théologique en France au XIX-XXe ; Gustaf Lindeberg and the Place of Academic Mission Studies in Sweden, 1910s-1930s; Protestant Missions and Mission Studies in the Netherlands; CONFRONTER LE MONDE À LA LOI de Dieu ET À L'ÉVANGILE; GERMAN CATHOLIC MISSION SCIENCE; La missiologie en transformation; SCIENTIA MISSIONUM ANCILLA; Beyond Pierre Charles; Albert Perbal o.m.i. (1884-1971) un missiologue oublié Sciences pour la mission, sciences de la missionLe musée missionnaire- ethnologique du Latran; Doing Science and Teaching Science; Secular Knowledge and Salvage Anthropology; 'The sky is the limit'; The 'three wise men' came from the East; Protestant and Catholic Missions on Java, Netherlands East Indies; Protestants et catholiques durant la période coloniale et précoloniale au Cameroun dans leur rapport; Missiology and the Missionary Society of St. Columban; Protestantism, Catholicism and Islam in German East Africa; La mission catholique aux Juifs; Towards a Missionary Science? Vers une science de la mission?Abbreviations / abréviations; BIBLIOGRAPHY / bibliographie; index; authors / auteurs; colophon. Science as an instrument to justify religious missions in secular society. The relationship between religion and science is complex and continues to be a topical issue. However, it is seldom zoomed in on from both Protestant and Catholic perspectives. By doing so the contributing authors in this collection gain new insights into the origin and development of missiology. 0Missiology is described in this book as a "project of modernity," a contemporary form of apologetics. "Scientific apologetics" was the way to justify missions in a society that was rapidly becoming secularized. Mission & Science deals with the interaction between new scientific disciplines (historiography, geography, ethnology, anthropology, linguistics) and new scientific insights (Darwin's evolutionary theory, heliocentrism), as well as the role of the papacy and what inspired missionary practice (first in China and the Far East and later in Africa). The renewed missiology has in turn influenced the missionary practice of the twentieth century, guided by apostolic policy. Some "missionary scholars" have even had a significant influence on the scientific discourse of their time.