What is Mission?: Theological Explorations

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Fortress Press, 2000 - 302 páginas
An enlightening introduction to the concept of Christian mission and its complex theological and practical issues.

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Introduction
1
LAYING FOUNDATIONS
7
Gods Mission and the Churchs Response
23
Mission in the Way of Jesus Christ
38
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN MISSION
56
The Gospel in the Midst of Cultures
75
Justice for the Poor
96
Encounter with Religions of the World
118
Care of the Environment
164
Sharing in Partnership
184
MISSION IN ACTION
205
Whither Mission?
226
Notes
235
Bibliography
274
Biblical References
293
Index
299

Overcoming Violence and Building Peace
143

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Página 47 - I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the...
Página 244 - Long my imprisoned spirit lay Fast bound in sin and nature's night ; Thine eye diffused a quickening ray, I woke, the dungeon flamed with light ; My chains fell off, my heart was free, I rose, went forth, and followed thee.
Página 105 - May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor.
Página 134 - For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of the cross.
Página 146 - Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." No, "if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Página 134 - And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
Página 104 - He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Página 67 - For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith.
Página 53 - Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.
Página 190 - I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you. but it is a question of a fair balance between 14 your present abundance and their need. so that their abundance may be for your need. in order that there may be a fair balance. 15 As it is written. "The one who had much did not have too much. and the one who had little did not have too little.

Acerca do autor (2000)

J. Andrew Kirk is Dean and Head of the School of Mission and World Christianity at Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham.

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