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Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church

Scot Mcknight
Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church
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Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church

Scot Mcknight

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Scot McKnight challenges the common misunderstanding of the term "kingdom" in contemporary Christianity, and offers a thorough corrective. McKnight explains that the present-day fetish for influencing society, culture, and politics distracts us from the mission of God: to build the local church.

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Scot McKnight challenges the common misunderstanding of the term "kingdom" in contemporary Christianity, and offers a thorough corrective. McKnight explains that the present-day fetish for influencing society, culture, and politics distracts us from the mission of God: to build the local church.
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:According to Scot McKnight, "kingdom" is the biblical term most misused by Christians today. It has taken on meanings that are completely at odds with what the Bible says. "Kingdom" has become a buzzword for both social justice and redemption so that it has lost its connection with Israel and with the church as a local church.

McKnight defines the biblical concept of kingdom, offering a thorough corrective and vision for the contemporary church. The most important articulation of kingdom was that of Jesus, who contended that the kingdom was in some sense present and in some sense in the future. The apostles talked less about the kingdom and more about the church. McKnight explains that kingdom mission is local church mission and that the present-day fetish with influencing society, culture, and politics distracts us from the mission of God: to build the local church. He also shows how kingdom theology helps to reshape the contemporary missional conversation.

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Meet the Author

Scot Mcknight

Scot McKnight (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University. Prior to joining the NPU faculty in 1994, he was a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written widely on the historical Jesus, Christian spirituality, and the Emerging Church. One of McKnight's more popular books, The Jesus Creed, won the Christianity Today's book award for 2004 in the area of Christian living. McKnight's blog, JesusCreed.org, has been a popular site for Emerging Church discussion.

His other publications include: The Real Mary: Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus; Praying with the Church: Following Jesus Daily, Hourly, Today; Jesus and His Death: Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory; Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us; Turning to Jesus: The Sociology of Conversion in the Gospels; The Story of the Christ, with Philip Law; and 1 Peter and Galatians in NIV Application Commentary.

His most recent publications include The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible and James (New International Commentary on the New Testament).

Table Of Contents

  • :contents
    foreword By Richard Stearns
    1. Skinny Jeans Kingdom
    2. Pleated Pants Kingdom
    3. Tell Me The Kingdom Story
    4. Kingdom Mission Is All About Context
    5. Kingdom Is People
    6. No Kingdom Outside The Church
    7. Kingdom Mission As Church Mission
    8. The King Of The Kingdom
    9. Kingdom Redemption Unleashed
    10. Kingdom Is A Moral Fellowship
    11. Kingdom Is Hope
    12. Kingdom Theses
    appendix 1: The Constantinian Temptation
    appendix 2: Kingdom Today
    after Words
    indexes

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Kingdom of God-Outside the traditioal square
4 stars By Gary, May 01 2018
I once and a while like to pick up books from Dr McKnight so I could enlighten other than my usual evangelical traditional authors.  Dr McKnight usually acts as a good bridge between the traditional and radical academics. This time, I think he got it right again.  

"kingdom" means both rule and realm.  "you can't have a realm without someone to rule it, and anyone who rules has to have a realm over which he or she rules, and it is unfair to the Bible to force us to choose"

Thank you Dr McKnight!
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  • Catalogue Code 158746
  • Product Code 9781587433603
  • ISBN 1587433605
  • EAN 9781587433603
  • Pages 304
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Oct 2014
  • Sales Rank #78030
  • Dimensions 234 x 158 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.544kg

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