Theology and Practice of Mission God, the Church, and the Nations

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  • Copyright: 2011-09-01
  • Publisher: B&H Academic

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The mission of God was not conceived, constituted, or commissioned by the church or any individual. The mission of God has been revealed by God through the person and work of Christ in His Word. The biblical call to God's mission is such that many have said it is not enough to speak of the biblical basis of missions, but rather we should speak of the missiological basis for the Bible. The Bible and the Mission of Godestablishes the foundation by which we comprehend and execute that which God has called us to do. Through a thorough examination of the consistent mission of God throughout the full biblical record, readers will come to understand the clarion call of scripture to engage without reservation in the mission of God.Contributor list forthcoming.

Author Biography

Bruce Ashford is dean of The College and associate professor of philosophy and intercultural studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Before that he lived and worked in the former Soviet Union.

David Nelson is senior vice president for academic administration and dean of the faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he also teaches courses on systematic theology and worship.

Table of Contents

Dedicationp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
God's Missionp. 5
The Story of Mission: The Grand Biblical Narrativep. 6
The Triune God: The God of Missionp. 17
The Church's Missionp. 35
The Agents of Mission: Humanityp. 36
The Heart of Mission: Redemptionp. 48
The Community of Mission: The Churchp. 60
The Gospel and Evangelismp. 76
The Gospel and Social Responsibilityp. 92
The Gospel and Culturep. 109
The Gospel and Lifestylep. 128
The Church's Mission to the Nationsp. 145
The Hebrew Bible and the Nationsp. 146
The New Testament and the Nationsp. 160
Mission and Unreached People Groupsp. 173
Mission and Discipleshipp. 186
Mission and Church Plantingp. 200
Mission and Sufferingp. 211
Mission to Muslimsp. 222
Mission to Hindusp. 238
Mission to Buddhistsp. 252
Mission to Animistsp. 266
Mission to Postmodernsp. 277
IVp. 293
A Theologically Driven Missiologyp. 294
A Challenge for Our Churchesp. 319
Name Indexp. 334
Subject Indexp. 336
Scripture Indexp. 339
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