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Understanding Christian missions

Understanding Christian missions

  • Author: J. Herbert Kane
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group (MI)
  • ISBN: 9780801053443
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 452
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Understanding Christian Mission

Understanding Christian Mission

Participation in Suffering and Glory

  • Author: Scott W. Sunquist
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 1441242147
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 464
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This comprehensive introduction helps students, pastors, and mission committees understand contemporary Christian mission historically, biblically, and theologically. Scott Sunquist, a respected scholar and teacher of world Christianity, recovers missiological thinking from the early church for the twenty-first century. He traces the mission of the church throughout history in order to address the global church and offers a constructive theology and practice for missionary work today. Sunquist views spirituality as the foundation for all mission involvement, for mission practice springs from spiritual formation. He highlights the Holy Spirit in the work of mission and emphasizes its trinitarian nature. Sunquist explores mission from a primarily theological--rather than sociological--perspective, showing that the whole of Christian theology depends on and feeds into mission. Throughout the book, he presents Christian mission as our participation in the suffering and glory of Jesus Christ for the redemption of the nations.

Christian Mission in the Modern World

Christian Mission in the Modern World

  • Author: John Stott,Christopher J H Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • ISBN: 1783595221
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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Jesus sends us into the world just as God the Father sent him - and yet Christians continue to disagree on what this involves. Some believe that the focus of Christian mission is evangelizing and 'saving souls'. Others emphasize global justice issues or relief and development work. Is either view correct on its own? John Stott's classic volume, first published forty years ago, presents an enduring view of Christian mission that is just as needed today. Newly updated and expanded by Christopher J. H. Wright, Christian Mission in the Modern World provides a biblically based approach to mission that addresses both spiritual and physical needs. With his trademark clarity and conviction, Stott illuminates how the Great Commission itself not only assumes the proclamation that makes disciples, but also teaches obedience to the Great Commandment of love and service. Wright has expertly updated the original book and demonstrates the continuing relevance of Stott's prescient thinking. This balanced approach to mission encourages current and future Christians to embrace an unconflicted and holistic model of ministry.

Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders (Mission in Global Community)

Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders (Mission in Global Community)

New Directions for Organizations Serving God's Mission

  • Author: Douglas McConnell
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 1493414542
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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This volume helps leaders and leaders-in-training become students of culture who can then contextualize what they learn for their own organizational settings. Douglas McConnell, a respected leader in the worlds of missiology and higher education, enables readers to understand intercultural dynamics so they can shape their organizational cultures and lead their organizations in a missional direction. This is the latest volume in an award-winning series emphasizing mission as partnership with Christians around the globe.

Contemporary Mission Theology

Contemporary Mission Theology

Engaging the Nations

  • Author: Gallagher, Rogert L.,Hertig, Paul
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 160833676X
  • Category: Religion
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Christian Mission to Muslims

Christian Mission to Muslims

The Record : Anglican and Reformed Approaches in India and the Near East, 1800-1938

  • Author: Lyle L. Vander Werff
  • Publisher: William Carey Library
  • ISBN: 9780878083206
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 366
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Understanding Christian-Muslim Relations

Understanding Christian-Muslim Relations

Past and Present

  • Author: Clinton Bennett
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1441180303
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 272
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For centuries Christians and Muslims have engaged with each other in manifold ways, peaceful and otherwise, be it in scholarly study, or in war and colonization. Today, Christians represent an influential body of opinion that largely perceives Islam, post 9/11, as a threat. Yet Muslims represent approximately one third of the world's population. Improved understanding between Christians and Muslims is therefore crucial and a prerequisite for universal peace and justice. This book aims to investigate Islam's place in the world, Muslim aspirations vis-a-vis non-Muslims and the realities of how Muslims are perceived and how they perceive others. Each chapter analyses accessible texts from central thinkers and commentators, broadly split into two camps: confrontational or conciliatory. Christian-Muslim relations are set in the wider context of civilizational, geo-political and economic interaction between the Muslim world and the historically Christian West.

Towards an Orthodox Christian Theology of Mission

Towards an Orthodox Christian Theology of Mission

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Kozhuharov
  • ISBN: 9545430222
  • Category: Missions
  • Page: 64
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The Changing Face of World Missions (Encountering Mission)

The Changing Face of World Missions (Encountering Mission)

Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends

  • Author: Michael Pocock,Gailyn Van Rheenen,Douglas McConnell
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1441200851
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 392
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The dramatic changes that have taken place both in global society and in the church have implications for how the church does missions in the twenty-first century. These trends include the rise of postmodernism, the spiritual decline in the West and the advance of the gospel in the rest of the world, and the impact of technology on society and missions. The Changing Face of World Missions is for the mission-minded church leader or lay person who wants to understand these trends. Each chapter identifies and evaluates a trend, examines it in light of Scripture, and proposes a practical response. Important terms are defined, and sidebars help readers think through the issues on their own.

Introducing World Missions

Introducing World Missions

A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey

  • Author: A. Scott Moreau,Gary R. Corwin,Gary B. McGee
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 0801026482
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 349
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This overview considers issues involved in becoming a missionary, the process of getting to the mission field, and contemporary challenges a mission worker must face.

Newer Paths in Muslim-Christian Understanding

Newer Paths in Muslim-Christian Understanding

  • Author: Ron George
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 160266997X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 380
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This book tries to outline (most inadequately) the conclusion that God is not limited by man's ways and wants all men to come to know the truth - Christ himself. A man can be a Messianic Jew, a Hindu Sadhu - as was Sadhu Sundar Singh - or a Messianic Muslim. So often our faith is culture bound; we have often interpreted the Bible from a cultural perspective and not seen the God who relates to all men. He does not want a Western form of Christianity to be imposed upon others. In Genesis 2 v 18-20 we have the cultural mandate that man was to rule over the earth and create his own society. Most Muslim converts go back into Islam, not because of a failure to be enamored by Christ but because of a loss of their identity and unacceptance by the Christian community. Few understand the forces that are at play within all of us. Ron George has been involved in missions in the Islamic world for over 44 years. He has written widely on the subject, traveled to over 30 lands and met with Muslim leaders to try to understand their points of view. His views come out of a serious study of the Islamic peoples and the Qur'an, a love for those peoples and an appreciation of their roots. He takes what well-known missiologists present and brings them to their logical conclusion in evaluating Muslim-Christian understandings. He feels that only the eyes of love can fully appreciate the task of communicating Christ to Islamic peoples, building upon what they have and not destroying what God has already started. He sees that in trying to understand others leads to better understanding our own faith. This is a book about new beginnings in understanding Muslims and adds to that process.

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

A Biographical History of Christian Missions

  • Author: Ruth A. Tucker
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310830621
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 528
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This is history at its best. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is readable, informative, gripping, and above all honest. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya helps readers understand the life and role of a missionary through real life examples of missionaries throughout history. We see these men and women as fallible and human in their failures as well as their successes. These great leaders of missions are presented as real people, and not super-saints. This second edition covers all 2,000 years of mission history with a special emphasis on the modern era, including chapters focused on the Muslim world, Third World missions, and a comparison of missions in Korea and Japan. It also contains both a general and an “illustration” index where readers can easily locate particular missionaries, stories, or incidents. New design graphics, photographs, and maps help make this a compelling book. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is as informative and intriguing as it is inspiring—an invaluable resource for missionaries, mission agencies, students, and all who are concerned about the spreading of the gospel throughout the world.

Christianity Through the Centuries

Christianity Through the Centuries

A History of the Christian Church

  • Author: Earle E. Cairns
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310829305
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 560
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The third edition of Christianity Through the Centuries brings the reader up-to-date by discussing events and developments in the church into the 1990s. This edition has been redesigned with new typography and greatly improved graphics to increase clarity, accessibility, and usefulness. - New chapters examine recent trends and developments (expanding the last section from 2 chapters to 5) - New photos. Over 100 photos in all -- more than twice the number in the previous edition - Single-column format for greater readability and a contemporary look - Improved maps (21) and charts (39) Building on the features that have made Christianity Through the Centuries an indispensable text, the author not only explains the development of doctrines, movements, and institutions, but also gives attention to "the impact of Christianity on its times and to the mark of the times on Christianity."

Paul's Understanding of the Church's Mission

Paul's Understanding of the Church's Mission

Did the Apostle Paul Expect the Early Christian Communities to Evangelize?

  • Author: Robert L. Plummer
  • Publisher: OCMS
  • ISBN: 9781842273333
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 190
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Did Paul expect his churches to engage in evangelistic activity which mirrored his own? Or have modern readers of the Bible wrongly projected Paul's apostolic passion upon the communities that he founded? Such is the charge of several recent authors, and if their thesis is correct nothing could have larger implications for how the modern church engages in mission. In this book, Robert L. Plummer engages in a careful study of Paul's letters to determine if the apostle expected the communities to which he wrote to engage in outward-directed missionary activity. Plummer helpfully summarizes the discussion to date on the debated issue, judiciously handles contested texts, and provides a way forward in addressing this critical question. While admitting that Paul rarely explicitly commands the communities he founded to evangelize, Plummer amasses significant incidental data to provide a convincing case that Paul did indeed expect his churches to engage in outward-directed missionary activity. Throughout the study, Plummer progressively builds a theological basis for the church's mission that is both compelling and distinctively Pauline.

The Heart of the Gospel

The Heart of the Gospel

A. B. Simpson, the Fourfold Gospel, and Late Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Theology

  • Author: Bernie A. Van De Walle
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630878170
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 228
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The Fourfold Gospel, most often associated with Albert B. Simpson, founder of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, which focuses on the doctrines of Christ as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King, has been identified as a key contributing factor to the birth and development of the modern Pentecostal movement. Through a close observation of the doctrinal themes of select and renowned Evangelical leaders in America (A. J. Gordon of Boston, D. L. Moody of Chicago, A. T. Pierson of Philadelphia/Detroit, and A. B. Simpson of New York), this work shows that the Fourfold Gospel and, therefore, the theological source for modern Pentecostalism, rather than being a marginal movement within late nineteenth-century Evangelicalism was, instead, its very heart.

The Trinity

The Trinity

East/West Dialogue

  • Author: M. Stewart
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401703930
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 264
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East/West Summit on the Holy Trinity Held in Moscow. Theologians and philosophers, typically rivals, synergized in their pursuit of truth and understanding regarding this central, unifying Christian belief, demonstrating respective strengths in marvelous complementary array. The next best thing to being there are the papers that were presented and polished for this volume.

The Eucharist and the Hunger of the World

The Eucharist and the Hunger of the World

  • Author: Monika Hellwig
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9781556125614
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 86
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The central action of the Eucharist--sharing of food, not only eating--underscores the interdependence of all people and the sharing of resources.

Civilizing Missions

Civilizing Missions

International Religious Agencies in China

  • Author: M. Hirono
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230616496
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 262
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By comparing the role and influence of early Christian missionaries with those of Christian NGOs today, this book critically assesses the idea of a Christian 'civilizing mission' within the context of China. It provides a local, non-Han perspective based on a rich array of historical, ethnographical, and empirical sources.

The Future of Christian Mission in India

The Future of Christian Mission in India

Toward a New Paradigm for the Third Millennium

  • Author: Augustine Kanjamala
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 163087485X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 422
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Colonial missionaries, both Catholic and Protestant, arrived in India with the grandiose vision of converting the pagans because, like St. Peter (Acts 4:12) and most of the church fathers, they honestly believed that there is no salvation outside the church (extra ecclesiam nulla salus). At the end of the "great Protestant century," however, Christians made up less than 3 percent of the population in India, and the hope of the missionary was nearly shattered. But if one looks at mission in India qualitatively rather than quantitatively, one sees a number of positive outcomes. Missionaries in India, particularly Protestant missionaries espousing the social gospel, in collaboration with a few British evangelical administrators, dared to challenge numerous social evils and even began to eradicate them. The scientific and liberal English education began to enlighten and transform the Indian mindset. Converts belonging to the upper caste, although small in number, laid the foundation stone of Indian theology and an inculturated church using Indian genius. The end of colonialism in India coincided with the painful death of colonial mission theology. Now, the power of the Word of God, extricated from political power, is slowly and peacefully gaining ground, like the mustard seed of the parable. A paradigm shift from the ecclesio-centric mission to missio Dei offers reason for further optimism. In short, the future of mission in India is as bright as the kingdom of God. In today's new context, theologians, despite objections from some quarters, are struggling to discover the Asian face of Jesus, disfigured by the Greco-Roman Church. And the missionary is challenged to become a living Bible that, undoubtedly, everyone will read.