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Constants in Context

Constants in Context

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Stephen Bevans and Roger Schroeder have given theologians, missiologists, and historians of Christianity a volume marked by both erudition and clarity. Treating ancient Asian and Western church development and subsequent Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Pentecostal, and Evangelical mission work and theology, Constants in Context is the most up-to-date and complete book of its kind. It is destined to become a classic and is marked by a depth that places it alongside David Bosch's Transforming Mission as a standard account of both the history and theology of Christian mission. Beginning with the Luke-Acts construction of the mission of the church as the Spirit leading Christians to become a movement that is missionary by its very nature, the authors then identity six constants of mission, and three types of mission theology. These they trace deftly down through ages, ending with an balanced, magisterial treatment of mission in the contemporary era as participation in the mission of God; as liberating service of the reign of God; as professing Jesus Christ as universal Savior; and as prophetic dialogue involving witness and proclamation; liturgy, prayer and contemplation; work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation; as interreligious dialogue; as inculturation; and ultimately as reconciliation of all in God's plan for peace in total unity in diversity of all creation.

- Publisher Stephen B. Bevans is Louis J. Luzbetak Professor of Theology and Culture at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago.

- Publisher Traces the history and theology of mission from the origins of Christianity to the present providing the most up-to-date and complete book of its kind. Constants in Context possesses a depth and structure that make it the standard account of both the history and theology of Christian mission.

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Stephen Bevans and Roger Schroeder have given theologians, missiologists, and historians of Christianity a volume marked by both erudition and clarity. Treating ancient Asian and Western church development and subsequent Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Pentecostal, and Evangelical mission work and theology, Constants in Context is the most up-to-date and complete book of its kind. It is destined to become a classic and is marked by a depth that places it alongside David Bosch's Transforming Mission as a standard account of both the history and theology of Christian mission. Beginning with the Luke-Acts construction of the mission of the church as the Spirit leading Christians to become a movement that is missionary by its very nature, the authors then identity six constants of mission, and three types of mission theology. These they trace deftly down through ages, ending with an balanced, magisterial treatment of mission in the contemporary era as participation in the mission of God; as liberating service of the reign of God; as professing Jesus Christ as universal Savior; and as prophetic dialogue involving witness and proclamation; liturgy, prayer and contemplation; work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation; as interreligious dialogue; as inculturation; and ultimately as reconciliation of all in God's plan for peace in total unity in diversity of all creation.
- Publisher

Stephen B. Bevans is Louis J. Luzbetak Professor of Theology and Culture at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago.
- Publisher

Traces the history and theology of mission from the origins of Christianity to the present providing the most up-to-date and complete book of its kind. Constants in Context possesses a depth and structure that make it the standard account of both the history and theology of Christian mission.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Stephen Bevans

Stephen B. Bevans, SVD, is the Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Professor of Theology and Culture at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is the author of several books, including Models of Contextual Theology, An Introduction for Theology in Global Perspective, and co-author, with Roger Schroeder, of Constant in Context: A Theology of Mission for Today and Prophetic Dialogue: Reflections on Christian Mission Today.

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  • Catalogue Code 224340
  • Product Code 1570755175
  • EAN 9781570755170
  • Pages 488
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Orbis
  • Publication Date Jan 2004
  • Sales Rank #29686
  • Dimensions 235 x 153 x 26 mm
  • Weight 0.717kg

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