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The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation

Craig Ott (Ed)Stephen BevansDarrell L GuderRuth PadillaEdward RommenStetzer (Ed)

The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation

Craig Ott (Ed)Stephen BevansDarrell L GuderRuth PadillaEdward RommenStetzer (Ed)

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:Leading Voices from across Christian Traditions Discuss the Mission of the Church

What is the mission of the church? Every seminarian and church leader must wrestle with that question. No matter what designation a church uses to describe itself, it must also think critically about why it exists and what it should be doing. In this book, five leading voices representing a range of Christian traditions engage in an enlightening conversation as they present and compare their perspectives on the mission of the church. Each contributor offers his or her view and responds to the other four views. Contributors include Stephen B. Bevans, Darrell L. Guder, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Edward Rommen, and Ed Stetzer. The book's format is ideal for classroom use and will also benefit pastors and church leaders.

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About "The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation"

:Leading Voices from across Christian Traditions Discuss the Mission of the Church

What is the mission of the church? Every seminarian and church leader must wrestle with that question. No matter what designation a church uses to describe itself, it must also think critically about why it exists and what it should be doing. In this book, five leading voices representing a range of Christian traditions engage in an enlightening conversation as they present and compare their perspectives on the mission of the church. Each contributor offers his or her view and responds to the other four views. Contributors include Stephen B. Bevans, Darrell L. Guder, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Edward Rommen, and Ed Stetzer. The book's format is ideal for classroom use and will also benefit pastors and church leaders.

- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Craig Ott (Ed)

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.
Koorong - Editorial Review.

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.

Darrell L Guder

Guder is the Peachtree Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Columbia Theological Seminary.

Edward Rommen

Edward Rommen (D.Theol., University of Munich; D.Miss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is an Orthodox priest and pastor of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is the coauthor of Contextualization: Meanings, Methods, and Models.

Stetzer (Ed)

Ed Stetzer (D.Min., Beeson Divinity School; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) has planted churches in New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia and transitioned declining churches in Indiana and Georgia. He has trained pastors and church planters on five continents. Ed served for three years as a seminary professor at the Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and has taught at fifteen other seminaries. He is currently the Director of Lifeway Research and Lifeway's Missiologist in Residence.

He has written the following books: Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age (2003), Perimeters of Light: Biblical Boundaries for the Emerging Church (with Elmer Towns, 2004),Strategic Outreach (with Eric Ramsey, 2005),Breaking the Missional Code (with David Putman, 2006), Planting Missional Churches (2006), Comeback Churches (with Mike Dodson, 2007), 11 Innovations in the Local Church (with Elmer Towns and Warren Bird, 2007), and most recently Lost and Found (Broadman), 2009).
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • :contents

    introduction, craig Ott
    perspective Chapters
    1. A Prophetic Dialogue Approach, stephen B. Bevans
    2. A Multicultural And Translational Approach, darrell L. Guder
    3. An Integral Transformation Approach, ruth Padilla Deborst
    4. A Sacramental Vision Approach, edward Rommen
    5. An Evangelical Kingdom Community Approach, ed Stetzer
    response Chapters
    6. Response By Stephen B. Bevans
    7. Response By Darrell L. Guder
    8. Response By Ruth Padilla Deborst
    9. Response By Edward Rommen
    10. Response By Ed Stetzer
    index

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  • Catalogue Code 448746
  • Product Code 9780801097409
  • ISBN 0801097401
  • EAN 9780801097409
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Aug 2016
  • Sales Rank #55945
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.308kg

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