Encountering Theology of Mission

Leading evangelical mission experts offer a comprehensive theology of mission text, providing biblical, historical, and contemporary perspectives.

Author: Craig Ott

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801026621

Category: Religion

Page: 383

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Leading evangelical mission experts offer a comprehensive theology of mission text, providing biblical, historical, and contemporary perspectives.
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Encountering the History of Missions Encountering Mission

I can enthusiastically recommend this book to professors, students, pastors, missionaries, and missions administrators. All will benefit from its scope and insights.

Author: John Mark Terry

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493406227

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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This new addition to a highly acclaimed series portrays the sweep of missions history, revealing how God has fulfilled his promise to bless all the nations. Two leading missionary scholars and experienced professors help readers understand how missions began, how missions developed, and where missions is going. The authors cover all of missions history and provide practical application of history's lessons. Maps, tables, box inserts, sidebars, and discussion questions add to the book's usefulness in the classroom.
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Christianity Encountering World Religions

In this major work, two world religion and mission experts present a new relational model for Christians interacting with people of other faiths.

Author: Terry C. Muck

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801026607

Category: Religion

Page: 407

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In this major work, two world religion and mission experts present a new relational model for Christians interacting with people of other faiths.
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Developing a Strategy for Missions Encountering Mission

Strategy takes priority; strategy determines tactics. As the title indicates, this is a book on mission strategy--and a very good one.

Author: J. D. Payne

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441244826

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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In this addition to the highly acclaimed Encountering Mission series, two leading missionary scholars offer an up-to-date discussion of missionary strategy that is designed for a global audience. The authors focus on the biblical, missiological, historical, cultural, and practical issues that inform and guide the development of an effective missions strategy. The book includes all the features that have made other series volumes useful classroom tools, such as figures, sidebars, and case studies. Students of global or domestic mission work and mission practitioners will value this new resource.
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The Mission of the Church

Here is a clear, stimulating, and challenging conversation among five well-known scholars. All followers of Jesus involved in Christian mission today will find this work very helpful.

Author: Craig Ott

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493405770

Category: Religion

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Leading Voices from across Christian Traditions Discuss the Mission of the Church What is the mission of the church? Every seminarian and church leader must wrestle with that question. No matter what designation a church uses to describe itself, it must also think critically about why it exists and what it should be doing. In this book, five leading voices representing a range of Christian traditions engage in an enlightening conversation as they present and compare their perspectives on the mission of the church. Each contributor offers his or her view and responds to the other four views. Contributors include Stephen B. Bevans, Darrell L. Guder, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Edward Rommen, and Ed Stetzer. The book's format is ideal for classroom use and will also benefit pastors and church leaders.
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Consuming Mission

Towards a Theology of Short-Term Mission and Pilgrimage Robert Ellis Haynes
... His premise was that academic theologians have sought to be much too lofty to
be 9. ott et al., Encountering Theology of Mission, 169–71. 10. ott et al., ...

Author: Robert Ellis Haynes

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532639197

Category: Religion

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Short-term mission trips are commonplace in American church life. Yet their growth and practice have largely been divorced from theological education, seminary training, and mission studies. Consuming Mission takes important steps in offering a theological assessment of the practice of STM and tools for subsequent mission training. Using relevant academic studies and original focus-group interviews, Haynes offers important insights into this ubiquitous practice. While carefully examining the biblical and historical foundations for mission, Consuming Mission engages more contemporary movements like the Missio Dei, Fresh Expressions, the Emergent Church, and Third-Wave Mission movements that have helped shape mission. The unique role of United Methodist mission is illustrated through its historical roots and contemporary expression in the ubiquitous STM movement in the United States. Haynes uses original field research data to gather the implicit and explicit theologies of lay and clergy participants. Cultural influences are significantly influencing STM participants as they use their time, money, sacrifice, and service, applied in the name of mission, to purchase a personal growth experience commonly sought by pilgrims. The resulting tensions from mixing mission, pilgrimage, and tourism creates are explored. Haynes offers important steps to move the practice away from using mission for personal edification.
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Intercultural Discipleship Encountering Mission

A. ScottseriesMoreau,editor Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical,
and Practical Survey A. Scott Moreau, Gary ... Terry Muck and Frances S. Adeney
Encountering Theology of Mission: Biblical Foundations, Historical
Developments, ...

Author: W. Jay Moon

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493411481

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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This addition to an acclaimed series brings cutting-edge research to bear on a topic of perennial interest: making disciples. The book looks at disciple-making from multiple cultures to help readers discover contextual approaches that are culturally relevant and biblically faithful. It emphasizes methods that are especially effective with contemporary converts and includes practical examples from around the world. Each chapter includes sidebars, discussion questions, an activity for discipling, and a case study. An appendix contains further suggestions and exercises for instructors.
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Introducing World Missions Encountering Mission

"The entire book has been updated. . . . The actual content makes this book one of the best introductory texts for teaching Evangelical missions. . . . The book's goal is to capture the heart, as well as the mind, of the student.

Author: A. Scott Moreau

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441224491

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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This bestselling textbook by leading missionary scholars offers an engaging introduction to the work of missions in the contemporary world. It provides a broad overview of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions. It also considers personal and practical issues involved in becoming a missionary, the process of getting to the mission field, and contemporary challenges a mission worker must face. Sidebars, charts, maps, and numerous case studies are included. This new edition has been updated and revised throughout and features a full-color interior. Additional resources for professors and students are available online through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
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A Trinitarian Theology of Religions

Christopher J. H. Wright, The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand
Narrative (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2006), 23. See also Craig Ott and
Stephen J. Strauss, Encountering Theology of Mission: Biblical Foundations,
Historical ...

Author: Gerald R. McDermott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199930883

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Named by the International Bulletin of Missionary Studies as an Outstanding Book of 2014 for Mission Studies Over the last four decades, evangelical scholars have shown growing interest in Christian debates over other religions, seeking answers to essential questions: How are we to think about and relate to other religions, be open to the Spirit, and at the same time remain evangelical and orthodox? Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland offer critiques of a variety of theologians and religious studies scholars, including evangelicals, but also challenge evangelicals to move beyond parochial positions. This volume is both a manifesto and a research program, critically evaluating the last forty years of Christian treatments of religious others and proposing a comprehensive direction for the future. It addresses issues relating to the religions in both systematic theology and missiology, taking up long-debated questions such as contextualization, salvation, revelation, the relationship between culture and religion, conversion, social action, and ecumenism. It concludes with responses from four leading thinkers of African, Asian, and European backgrounds: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Vinoth Ramachandra, Lamin Sanneh, and Christine Schirrmacher.
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Global Church Planting

This is exactly what you will get in Global Church Planting.

Author: Craig Ott

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441213679

Category: Religion

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With nearly fifty years combined global church-planting experience, Craig Ott and Gene Wilson are well qualified to write a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for cross-cultural church planting. Combining substantive biblical principles and missiological understanding with practical insights, this book walks readers through the various models and development phases of church planting. Advocating methods that lead to church multiplication, the authors emphasize the role of the missionary church planter. They offer helpful reflection on current trends and provide best practices gathered from research and empirical findings around the globe. The book takes up a number of special issues not addressed in most church planting books, such as use of short-term teams, partnerships, and wise use of resources. Full of case studies and real examples from around the world, this practical text will benefit students, church planters, missionaries, and missional church readers.
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Encountering Religious Pluralism

Harold Netland traces the emergence of the pluralistic ethos that challenges Christian faith and mission, interacting heavily with philosopher John Hick and providing a framework for developing a comprehensive evangelical theology of ...

Author: Harold Netland

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083081552X

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Harold Netland traces the emergence of the pluralistic ethos that challenges Christian faith and mission, interacting heavily with philosopher John Hick and providing a framework for developing a comprehensive evangelical theology of religions.
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A Case Study in Contextualization

Bosch, David J. Witness to the World: The Christian Mission in Theological
Perspective. Wipf & Stock: Eugene ... Encountering Theology of Mission: Biblical
Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues. Baker
Academic: ...

Author: Fred W. McRae

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630873301

Category: Religion

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The content of the gospel never changes; however, communicating it constantly fluctuates. Conveying the gospel to a homeless, hungry woman may include providing a hot bowl of chili, while an agnostic co-worker might be open after several rounds of golf. The message is the same, but the method of communicating it is as wide and varied as life itself. Finding the correct method is like hitting the sweet spot on a tennis racket or golf club. It takes time, study, and practice, but once you find it you have more success. The sweet spot in missions is called contextualization and involves much more than learning a new language. It means knowing a country's religious, political, and social conditions. Correct theology, financial backing, and language acquisition are meaningless without contextualization. This book tells the story of a German organization struggling to contextualize the gospel in a very hostile environment. Its mission was to revive a dying church, characterized by centuries-old religious pride and pluralism. This study details the challenges of faithfully communicating the gospel in a post-Christian culture and serves as a study to enable missionaries to recognize and respond to cultural issues affecting the contextualization process.
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The Changing Face of World Missions

Dramatic changes have taken place in global society and in the church that have implications for how the church does missions in the twenty-first century. This guide helps readers understand these trends.

Author: Michael Pocock

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801026614

Category: Religion

Page: 391

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Dramatic changes have taken place in global society and in the church that have implications for how the church does missions in the twenty-first century. This guide helps readers understand these trends.
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Encountering the History of Missions

I can enthusiastically recommend this book to professors, students, pastors, missionaries, and missions administrators. All will benefit from its scope and insights.

Author: Robert L. Gallagher

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801026962

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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This new addition to a highly acclaimed series portrays the sweep of missions history, revealing how God has fulfilled his promise to bless all the nations. Two leading missionary scholars and experienced professors help readers understand how missions began, how missions developed, and where missions is going. The authors cover all of missions history and provide practical application of history's lessons. Maps, tables, box inserts, sidebars, and discussion questions add to the book's usefulness in the classroom.
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Encountering Religion

... yet unlike Smith, he does not render one vocabulary into a more familiar one—
in this case, the theological into the political. Rather ... Importantly, these
passages Coles quotes from Yoder are drawn from Yoder's reflections on
mission.

Author: Tyler Roberts

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535496

Category: Philosophy

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Tyler Roberts encourages scholars to abandon rigid conceptual oppositions between "secular" and "religious" to better understand how human beings actively and thoughtfully engage with their worlds and make meaning. The artificial distinction between a self-conscious and critical "academic study of religion" and an ideological and authoritarian "religion," he argues, only obscures the phenomenon. Instead, Roberts calls on intellectuals to approach the field as a site of "encounter" and "response," illuminating the agency, creativity, and critical awareness of religious actors. To respond to religion is to ask what religious behaviors and representations mean to us in our individual worlds, and scholars must confront questions of possibility and becoming that arise from testing their beliefs, imperatives, and practices. Roberts refers to the work of Hent de Vries, Eric Santner, and Stanley Cavell, each of whom exemplifies encounter and response in their writings as they traverse philosophy and religion to expose secular thinking to religious thought and practice. This approach highlights the resources religious discourse can offer to a fundamental reorientation of critical thought. In humanistic criticism after secularism, the lines separating the creative, the pious, and the critical themselves become the subject of question and experimentation.
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Effective Intercultural Communication Encountering Mission

They have a deep appreciation for the concept of justification (Rom. 5:18) as the
theological answer for guilt, as well as an intuitive connection to the penal
substitutionary view of the atonement (that we deserved judgment and Christ took
the ...

Author: A. Scott Moreau

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441245939

Category: Religion

Page: 412

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With the development of instantaneous global communication, it is vital to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries. This addition to the acclaimed Encountering Mission series is designed to offer contemporary intercultural communication insights to mission students and practitioners. Authored by leading missionary scholars with significant intercultural experience, the book explores the cultural values that show up in intercultural communication and examines how we can communicate effectively in a new cultural setting. Features such as case studies, tables, figures, and sidebars are included, making the book useful for classrooms.
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Encountering Missionary Life and Work Encountering Mission

3. How might this influence the way you would communicate the gospel? 4. What
would you say are the strengths and weaknesses of your approach? Questioning
Theology and Traditions A custom I found despicable but obliged to participate ...

Author: Tom Steffen

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441211279

Category: Religion

Page: 412

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This new volume in the award-winning Encountering Mission series is for current and future missionaries. It provides practical guidance regarding getting ready for the mission field and the realities of life on the field. The authors are well qualified to write such a manual, each having served as a missionary for more than twenty years and each having taught missions in seminary. The authors begin by examining the contemporary context for missions, including the recognition that the world's mission fields are in constant and often rapid change. They then discuss aspects of preparing oneself for the mission field, beginning with home-front preparations and moving to on-the-field preparations. The final section deals with practical issues and challenges of missionary life.
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Encountering John

Like the other volumes in this series, the pedagogical usefulness of this work is enhanced by a number of features: * copious illustrative tables, maps, and photos * sidebars and excursuses that address difficult passages and important ...

Author: Andreas J. Köstenberger

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801026034

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Surveys the content and theology of the Fourth Gospel. Includes photos, maps, line drawings, and an instructor's manual.
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Towards a Theology of Mission

A Study of the Encounter Between the Missionary Enterprise and the Church and
Its Theology Wilhelm Andersen. the later belf , cercicially in tes were of their
occupied , and of the problems that remained to be solved . To complete the ...

Author: Wilhelm Andersen

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510011993249

Category: Missions

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Philosophy Science and Theology of Mission in the 19th and 20th Centuries Missionary theology

Author: Jan A. B. Jongeneel

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 3631483139

Category: Missions

Page: 428

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This encyclopedia is a comprehensive survey and analysis of the main philosophical, scientific (or empirical), and theological studies of mission in the 19th and 20th centuries. It deals with (1) the names, (2) the concepts, (3) the methods, and (4) the branches of missiology. Therefore, it concludes with four chapters after an introductory chapter. Since most branches of missiology only came into existence in the 19th century, most analyses, descriptions, and bibliographies do not go back beyond 1800. Both the "philosophy of mission" and the "science of mission" are dealt with in the first volume. The "theology of mission," especially the "missionary theology," is discussed in this second and final volume.
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