Thinking Clearly About the Great Commission
"Rose Dowsett, one of our most able missiologists, helps us to understand the nature of the Commission and the privileges and joys in working towards its fulfilment. Read this book and be stirred to action!" - Lindsay Brown, General Secretary...
Order now to secure your copy when our stock arrives.0 Available. Expected to ship in 4 to 5 weeks from Australia.
You may also like
"Rose Dowsett, one of our most able missiologists, helps us to understand the nature of the Commission and the privileges and joys in working towards its fulfilment. Read this book and be stirred to action!" - Lindsay Brown, General Secretary IFES.
The Great Commission is so big a subject that most Christians ignore it by default. Yet the logic is inescapable* if our faith is true, we have no option but to share it. Through the centuries this conviction has led outstanding men and women to turn their backs on home and security for the sake of the Gospel.;Rose Dowsett begins this study by considering the biblical and theological evidence. Far from relying on a few key purple passages, the Commission is rooted in the character of God, who reaches out time after time to his disobedient people, a process culminating in the coming of Christ the Redeemer. She then provides a succinct overview of mission history following the Acts of the Apostles* the rise of Christendom, the monastic movements, Celtic missions, Catholic missions, the Puritan movement, the Moravians, the rise of European Protestant missions and the more recent flowing of Pentecostalism. Then come the hard questions.;Western dominance and cultural imperialism. Freedom for indigenous churches. New models of church. Western decadence and liberalism contrasting with evangelical fervour abroad* who teaches whom? Social action. War. Ecology. The rise of nationalism. Relations with other world faiths. Having painted her spacious canvas, Rose offers a challenge. Can we, ourselves, in our own corner, play a part in fulfilling the Great Commission?
The Thinking Clearly series sets out the main issues in a variety of important subjects. Written from a mainstream Christian point, the series combines clear bliblical teaching with up-to-date scholarship. Each of the contributors is an authority in his or her field. The series is written in straightforward everyday language, and each volume includes a range of practical application and guidance for further reading. The series has two main aims: 1. To help Christians understand their faith better. 2. To show how Christian truths cna illuminate matters of crucial importance in our society.
Rose and Dick Dowsett have served as members of OMF International for more than 30 years. After eight years in the Philippines, Rose has lectured at Glasgow Bible College in church history and mission. She is international chairman of Interserve International, and sits on the missions commission of the World Evangelical Fellowship. The Dowsetts have three adult children, and live in Glasgow, Scotland.