Encountering Theology of Mission

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  • Copyright: 2010-05-01
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
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This fresh, comprehensive text fills a need for an up-to-date theology of mission. It offers creative approaches to answering some of the most pressing questions in theology of mission and missionary practice today. The authors, who are leading mission experts, discuss biblical theology of mission, provide historical overviews of the development of various viewpoints, and address theologically current issues in global mission from an evangelical perspective. This readable yet thorough test integrates current views of the kingdom of God and holistic mission with traditional views of evangelism and church planting. It also brings theologyof mission into conversation with ecclesiology and eschatalogoy. Topics covered include contextualization, the missionary church and mission, and theology of religions. Sidebars and case studies enable readers to see how theology of mission touches real-life mission practice.

Author Biography

Craig Ott (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of mission and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he occupies the ReachGlobal Chair of Mission. He has over twenty years of missionary experience. Stephen J. Strauss (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of world missions and intercultural studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He previously served with Serving in Mission (SIM) for over twenty-seven years, most recently as its US director. Timothy C. Tennent (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is president of Asbury Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Biblical Foundations of Mission
God and the Nations in the Old Testamentp. 3
God and the Nations in the New Testamentp. 25
The Justification of Mission: Missio Deip. 55
The Purpose and Nature of Missionp. 79
The Task of Missions: Convictions and Controversyp. 106
The Task of Missions: Convergence and Conclusionsp. 137
Motives and Means for Mission
The Motivation for Missionsp. 165
The Church and Missionp. 192
The Missionary Vocationp. 217
Spiritual Dynamics and Missionp. 238
Mission in Local and Global Context
Contextualization and Missionp. 265
Christian Encounter with Other Religions: Toward an Evangelical Theology of Religionsp. 292
The Necessity of Mission: Three Uncomfortable Questionsp. 317
Referencesp. 339
Scripture Indexp. 361
Subject Indexp. 371
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