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Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness

Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness

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Perspectives on global Christian mission, life, and witness from eighteen renowned scholars of mission, anthropology, and world Christian studies.

^^If there is one book you are going to read to understand the deep currents affecting Christian life and witness today, this is it. Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness enlists the world's foremost observers of global Christianity to discern the most important intercultural patterns and paradigm shifts as the Christian movement matures beyond post-colonialism as a world religion. The authors do this while bringing into relief the work of Charles A. Kraft and the challenges the future presents to those who have learned so much from him. In addition to the editors, writers include: Douglas McConnell, Daniel Shaw, Paul Pierson, the late Paul Hiebert, Robert Priest, Michael Rynkiewich, Eugene Nida, Viggo Sgaard, Roberta King, Knud Jrgensen, Peter Wagner, John and Anna Travis, Tormod Engelsviken, Dean Gilliland, and Robert Schreiter.
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Perspectives on global Christian mission, life, and witness from eighteen renowned scholars of mission, anthropology, and world Christian studies.

^^If there is one book you are going to read to understand the deep currents affecting Christian life and witness today, this is it. Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness enlists the world's foremost observers of global Christianity to discern the most important intercultural patterns and paradigm shifts as the Christian movement matures beyond post-colonialism as a world religion. The authors do this while bringing into relief the work of Charles A. Kraft and the challenges the future presents to those who have learned so much from him. In addition to the editors, writers include: Douglas McConnell, Daniel Shaw, Paul Pierson, the late Paul Hiebert, Robert Priest, Michael Rynkiewich, Eugene Nida, Viggo Sgaard, Roberta King, Knud Jrgensen, Peter Wagner, John and Anna Travis, Tormod Engelsviken, Dean Gilliland, and Robert Schreiter.
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This work discerns the most important intercultural patterns and paradigm shifts as the Christian movment matures beyond post-colonialism as a world religion. It does this while bringing into relief the work of antropologist and linguist Charles H. Kraft and the challenges the future presents to those following after him.
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If there is one book you are going to read to understand the deep currents affecting Christian life and witness today, this is it. Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness enlists the world's foremost observers of global Christianity in the task of discerning in short, incisive essays the most important patterns and paradigm shifts as the Christian movement matures beyond both colonialism and post-colonialism as a world faith translated into every culture on earth. It also celebrates the life and work of Charles A. kraft, one of the foremost cultural anthropologists, a man whose insights have helped a generation of cross-cultural missioners and church workers understand the processes involved in mission and the growth of world Christianity.
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Meet the Authors

Engen Charles Van (Ed)

Chuck Van Engen (Doctorandus (1978), PhD (1981), Free University of Amsterdam) is the Arthur F. Glasser Professor of Biblical Theology of Mission and has taught in the School of Intercultural Studies since 1988.

Before coming to Fuller he was a missionary in Mexico, working primarily in theological education. He also taught missiology at Western Theological Seminary in Michigan and served as president of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America from 1998 to 1999.

A prolific author, Van Engen has published many books, chapters in books, and papers. His wide-ranging publications include Communicating Gods Word in a Complex World (2003, co-authored with Daniel Shaw); Fullness of Life for All (2003, edited with Inus Daneel and Hendrik Vroom); Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of Gods Mission in the Bible (2003, co-authored with Arthur Glasser, Dean Gilliland and Shawn Redford); Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions (2000, edited with Scott Moreau and Harold Netland); and Footprints of God: A Narrative Theology of Mission (1999, edited with Nancy Thomas and Robert Gallagher).

J Dudley Woodberry (Ed)

J. Dudley Woodberry (PhD, Harvard University) is Dean Emeritus and Senior Professor of Islamic Studies in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller and is considered one of the foremost Christian scholars of Islam. He has served as consultant on the Muslim world to President Carter, the State Department, U.S. AID, and other U.S. government agencies. He has also been active in the Zwemer Institute of Islamic Studies and served as coordinator and acting senior associate of the Muslim track of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.

From 1993 to 1999, Woodberry served as dean of the School of World Mission, now School of Intercultural Studies. He also served as a teacher in Pakistan, and a pastor in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, and has ministered in at least 35 predominantly Muslim nations around the world.

In addition to writing numerous articles and book chapters, Woodberry has edited Missiological Education for the 21st Century: The Book, the Circle, and the Sandals, edited with Van Engen and Elliston (1996), Muslims and Christians on the Emmaus Road (1989), and Where Muslims and Christians Meet: Area Studies (1989). His newest work, Muslim and Christian Reflections on Peace, edited with Osman Zumrut and Mustafa Koylu, is due out in 2005. Recent teaching and lecturing trips have taken him to Korea, Indonesia, Denmark, Norway, and Pakistan.

Darrell Whiteman (Ed)

Darrell Whiteman is Vice President for Mission Education and Resident Missiologist with The Mission Society in Norcross, Georgia.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 273814
  • Product Code 9781570757716
  • ISBN 1570757712
  • EAN 9781570757716
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Orbis
  • Publication Date Mar 2008
  • Sales Rank #75679
  • Dimensions 234 x 155 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.291kg

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