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The Missionary Nature of the Church

Johannes Blauw

The Missionary Nature of the Church

Johannes Blauw

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Short description: An account of the Biblical foundation and motivation for mission, based upon modern theological research. The twentieth century marked the end of an era in the relations of the West with Asia and Africa, and of an era in Christian missionary enterprise.

- Publisher The twentieth century marked the end of an era in western relations with Asia and Africa, and in Christian missionary enterprise. The Gospel had reached the ends of the earth, and the churches founded as a result of missionary effort, albeit representative of precarious minorities, had a new relationship with their mother churches, and had taken up their own evangelistic tasks. Were missions an historical contingency' Is there theological necessity for the churches to continue, in an ecumenical area, to send missionaries across secular and national boundaries' A re-examination of the Biblical basis of mission was an essential part of the search for an answer to this question. Blauw has surveyed what twentieth-century theologians felt about the problem. Blauw bases his account of the foundation and motivation for mission on theological and biblical research. The Author shows that: "a 'theology of mission' cannot be other than a 'theology of the Church', as the people of God called out

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Short description: An account of the Biblical foundation and motivation for mission, based upon modern theological research. The twentieth century marked the end of an era in the relations of the West with Asia and Africa, and of an era in Christian missionary enterprise.
- Publisher

The twentieth century marked the end of an era in western relations with Asia and Africa, and in Christian missionary enterprise. The Gospel had reached the ends of the earth, and the churches founded as a result of missionary effort, albeit representative of precarious minorities, had a new relationship with their mother churches, and had taken up their own evangelistic tasks. Were missions an historical contingency' Is there theological necessity for the churches to continue, in an ecumenical area, to send missionaries across secular and national boundaries' A re-examination of the Biblical basis of mission was an essential part of the search for an answer to this question. Blauw has surveyed what twentieth-century theologians felt about the problem. Blauw bases his account of the foundation and motivation for mission on theological and biblical research. The Author shows that: "a 'theology of mission' cannot be other than a 'theology of the Church', as the people of God called out
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Table Of Contents

  • Foreword; Introduction; The Point Of Departure And General Perspective Of Universalism In The Old Testament; The Old Testament Message Of Universalism As A Missionary Message; The Old Testament Message Of Universalism As A Messianic Message; The Inter-testamental Period; The New Testament Message Of Universalism In Relation To That Of The Old Testament; The Missionary Message Of The New Testament In Contrast With The Old Testament; Towards A Theology Of Mission?; Notes; Abbreviations; General Bibliography; Index Of Bible References; Index Of Authors.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 277924
  • Product Code 9780718890933
  • ISBN 0718890930
  • EAN 9780718890933
  • Pages 180
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lutterworth Press
  • Publication Date Jun 2003
  • Sales Rank #50494
  • Dimensions 200 x 130 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.209kg

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