Encountering Theology of Mission (Encountering Mission Series)
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,...
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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 text integrates current views of the kingdom of God and holistic mission with traditional views of evangelism and church planting. It also brings theology of mission into conversation with ecclesiology and eschatology. Topics covered include contextualization, the missionary vocation, church and mission, and theology of religions. Sidebars and case studies enable readers to see how theology of mission touches real-life mission practice.
Timothy C. Tennent (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is president of Asbury Theological Seminary. He was the professor of world missions and director of missions programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he continues to teach annually at the Luther W. New, Jr. Theological College of Dehra Dun, India, where he has served as an Adjunct Professor since 1989. He has also ministered and taught in China, Nigeria and Eastern Europe.
His publications include articles in various missions journals and Indian publications. Dr. Tennent is the author of several books, including, Building Christianity on Indian Foundations (ISPCK, 2000) and Christianity at the Religious Roundtable (Baker Academic, 2002). His newest books are Theology in the Context of Global Christianity: Studies in Theological Translatability and Invitation to World Missions (Invitation to Theological Studies Series).
Craig L. Ott (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of mission and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He occupies the EFCA International Mission (EFCA-IM) Chair, which was established to better link the mission agency and seminary, integrating mission theory and practice.
After twenty-one years of missionary experience with the EFCA-IM in Germany as a church planter, consultant, and theological educator, he joined the Trinity faculty in 2002.
He is co-editor with Harold A. Netland of Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity (Baker Academic, 2006) and is author of Das Trainingsprogramm fr Mitarbeiter (Brunnen, 1996) and most recently Global Church Planting: Biblical Principles and Best Practices for Multiplication (Bakerbooks, 2010) with Gene Wilson.
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