Christianity Encountering World Religions

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  • Copyright: 4/1/2009
  • Publisher: Baker Academic

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A Relational Model For Interacting With People Of Other Faiths

Author Biography

Terry Muck (PhD, Northwestern University) is professor of missions and world religions at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of nine books, including Ministry and Theology in Global Perspective: Contemporary Challenges for the Church. Frances Adeney (PhD, Graduate Theological Union) is William A. Benfield Jr. Professor of Evangelism and Global Mission at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has authored and/or contributed to many books, including Teaching Mission in a Global Context and Gospel Bearers, Gender Barriers: Missionary Women in the Twentieth Century.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Context, Text, and Pre-texts
Context: The World of Religion Todayp. 15
Text: What the Bible Saysp. 32
Pre-texts: Theology and Personalityp. 51
Practices: Beyond Competition and Cooperation
Universality: Reaching Out to All, Including Christiansp. 79
Fellowship: Belonging Precedes Believingp. 92
Localization: Focusing on Questions and Concerns of the Local Communityp. 104
Commitment: Holding Ideas with Conviction; Acting Decisively on Those Ideas; Not Letting Those Ideas Be Divisivep. 115
Freedom: Honoring the Principle of Religious Choicep. 127
Effectiveness: Allowing the Context to Determine the Form of Witnessp. 138
Consistency: Striving for Consistency between Methods and Goalsp. 150
Variety: Communicating the Gospel in Many Formsp. 162
Respect: Not Disparaging Others in Order to Champion Your Own; Not Disparaging Your Own in Order to Respect Othersp. 174
Charity: Loving Those to Whom We Witnessp. 185
Missional Ecumenicity: Practicing Mission as the Joint Project of the Churchp. 198
Jesus, Mission Innovator: Jesus's Model of Giftive Missionp. 210
Method: How Do We Do It?
The Spiral of Knowledge Acquisition: Learning about New Cultures and New Religionsp. 221
Experiencing: The Influence of Our Personal Historiesp. 230
Bracketing: Putting Convictions on Holdp. 249
Encountering: Learning from a New Culture and Religionp. 263
Evaluating: Appraising the New Culture and Religion from a Christian Viewpointp. 277
Integrating: Reshaping Our Own Views and Mission Practicesp. 290
Giftive Mission
Metaphors for Missionp. 303
The Four Giftsp. 329
Giftive Missionp. 353
Appendix: Biblical Interreligious Encountersp. 379
Bibliographyp. 386
Indexp. 397
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