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Christianity Encountering World Religions

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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.The current religious climate poses unique challenges to those engaged in mission. Thus the authors of this book...


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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.The current religious climate poses unique challenges to those engaged in mission. Thus the authors of this book propose a new, yet very biblical, model for interacting with people of other faiths. They term this model giftive mission, as it is based on the metaphor of free gift. We bear the greatest gift possible--the gospel message. Adopting this perspective not only has the potential for greater missionary success but also enables us to more closely imitate God's gracious activity in the world. The core of the book explores eleven practices that characterize giftive mission. Each practice is illustrated through the story of a figure from mission history who embodied that practice. Further discussion shows how to incorporate these practices in specific mission settings.A Relational Model for Interacting with People of Other Faiths

Given the unique religious climate of the twenty-first century and the challenges to Christian mission it poses, Christianity Encountering World Religions proposes a new model for interacting with people of other faiths. The authors term this model "giftive mission," since it is based on the metaphor of free gift. They suggest that seeing mission activity as giving the greatest gift possible--the gospel message--not only has the potential for greater missionary success but also enables us to imitate more closely God's gracious activity in the world.

"Finally we have in a single volume a sustained, creative, and approachable argument describing how Christians should think about their relations with people of other faiths. There is neither a more important issue in missiology today nor a better presentation of the material in a constructive piece. The authors lucidly lay out the various positions and approaches, but they also clearly spell out their own commitments. I now have a book to point to and say, 'Read this, and then we can talk about Christian life and responsibility in a religiously plural world.'"--Scott W. Sunquist, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

"In an era when Christians are frustrated by the devotion of whole peoples to religions that are fiercely resistant to gospel missions, this book will come as a bold and liberating proposal for both mission theorists and practitioners. Professors Muck and Adeney draw from decades of experience and scholarship to construct a model based on imitatio Christi and missio Dei. Perhaps the most helpful feature of this book is its expert use of stories from twenty centuries of missions to illustrate, in fascinating detail, 'giftive mission.'"--Gerald R. McDermott, Roanoke CollegeTerry Muck (PhD, Northwestern University) is dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of nine books, including Ministry and Theology in Global Perspective: Contemporary Challenges for the Church. Frances S. Adeney (PhD, Graduate Theological Union) is William A. Benfield Jr. Professor of Evangelism and Global Mission at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She has authored and contributed to many books, including Christian Women in Indonesia: A Narrative Study of Gender and Religion and Christianity and Human Rights: Influences and Issues.Introduction
Part 1: Context, Text, and Pre-Texts
1. The Context of World Religion Today
2. Text: What the Bible Says
3. Pre-Texts: Theology and Personality
Part 2: Practices: Beyond Competition and Cooperation
4. Universality: Reaching Out to All, Including Christians
5. Fellowship: Belonging Precedes Believing
6. Localization: Focusing on Questions and Concerns of the Local Community
7. Commitment: Holding Ideas with Conviction; Acting Decisively on Those Ideas; Not Letting Those Ideas Be Divisive
8. Freedom: Honoring the Principle of Religious Choice as Free and Uncoerced
9. Effectiveness: Allowing the Context to Determine the Form of Witness
10. Consistency: Striving for Consistency between Methods and Goals
11. Variety: Communicating the Gospel in Many Forms, Verbal and Nonverbal
12. Respect: Not Disparaging Others in Order to Champion Your Own; Not Disparaging Your Own in Order to Respect Others
13. Charity: Loving Those to Whom We Witness
14. Missional Ecumenicity: Practicing Mission as the Joint Project of the Church, Not an Occasion for Competition
15. Jesus, Mission Innovator: Jesus' Model of Giftive Mission
Part 3: Method: How Do We Do It?
16. The Spiral of Knowledge Acquisition: Learning about New Cultures and New Religions
17. Experiencing: The Influence of Our Personal Histories
18. Bracketing: Putting Convictions on Hold
19. Encountering: Learning from a New Culture and Religion
20. Evaluating: Appraising the New Culture and Religion from Our Christian Point of View
21. Integrating: Reshaping Our Own Views and Mission Practices Part 4: Giftive Mission
22. Metaphors for Mission
23. The Four Gifts
24. Giftive Mission
Appendix A: Biblical Inter-Religious Encounters
Appendix B: Inter-Religious Encounter Mode Instrument
Reference List
Scripture Index
Subject Index

The current religious climate poses unique challenges to those engaged in mission. Thus the authors of this book propose a new, yet very biblical, model for interacting with people of other faiths. They term this model giftive mission, as it is based on the metaphor of free gift. We bear the greatest gift possible--the gospel message. Adopting this perspective not only has the potential for greater missionary success but also enables us to more closely imitate God's gracious activity in the world. The core of the book explores eleven practices that characterize giftive mission. Each practice is illustrated through the story of a figure from mission history who embodied that practice. Further discussion shows how to incorporate these practices in specific mission settings.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 355052
  • Product Code 9781441205261
  • ISBN 1441205268
  • EAN 9781441205261
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Apr 2009
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 1.56 MB (EPUB)

Terry C Muck

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, The Mysterious Beyond: A Basic Guide to Studying Religion, Those Other Religions in Your Neighborhood: Loving Your Neighbor When You Don't Know How and Christians Talk About Buddhist Meditation, Buddhists Talk About Christian Prayer.

Frances Adeney (Ed)

Frances Adeney (Ph.D., 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 and Encountering the World's Religions . Most recently she has produced Graceful Evangelism: Christian Witness in a Complex World

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