Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God's Mission in the Bible

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Announcing the Kingdom provides a comprehensive survey of the biblical foundation of mission. It investigates the development of the kingdom of God theme in the Old Testament, describing what the concept tells us about God's mission in creation, the flood, and the covenant with Abraham. It then describes God's mission through the nation of Israel during the exodus, at Mt. Sinai, and through the kings of Israel. The book then examines God's mission as Israel is sent into exile and the stage is set for the Messiah's coming.
Finally, the book considers the fulfillment of the kingdom of God through Jesus Christ and the church. It examines Jesus' parables and ministry, his proclamation of God's kingdom among the nations, and the work of the Holy Spirit through the church.
Announcing the Kingdom is the product of Arthur Glasser's more than thirty years of teaching and has been used by thousands of students at Fuller Theological Seminary. Now revised by Glasser's colleagues, this study provides mission workers and students with a new understanding of their calling and its biblical foundation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801026263
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 448,393
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur F. Glasser is Dean Emeritus of the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. Charles E. Van Engen is the Arthur F. Glasser Professor of Biblical Theology of Mission at Fuller. Dean S. Gilliland is Senior Professor of Contextualized Theology and African Studies at Fuller. Shawn B. Redford is a Ph.D. candidate and adjunct faculty member at Fuller.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Preface 11
Pt. 1 God's Mission in the Beginning
1 The Whole Bible Is a Missionary Book 17
2 God Creates the World, and Humanity Rebels 29
3 God Judges Humanity: The Flood and Babel 46
4 God Calls the Patriarchs to Be a Blessing for the Nations 56
Pt. 2 God's Mission through Israel
5 God Rules over Egypt and Covenants with God's People 71
6 God Forms a Nation of People Belonging to God 90
7 God's Rule Is Challenged by the Kings of Israel 105
Pt. 3 God's Mission among the Nations
8 God Sends Israel into Exile among the Nations 127
9 God Sets the Stage for the Messiah's Coming 140
10 God Works through the Jewish Diaspora 163
Pt. 4 God's Mission through Jesus the Christ
11 Jesus Inaugurates the Kingdom 183
12 Jesus' Ministry Demonstrates the Kingdom 200
13 Jesus Announces the Kingdom among the Nations 213
14 Jesus Proclaims God's Kingdom Mission 228
15 Jesus Anticipates the Coming of God's Kingdom 242
Pt. 5 God's Mission through the Holy Spirit by the Church
16 The Holy Spirit Inaugurates the Missionary Church 259
17 The Jerusalem Church Proclaims the Kingdom of God 269
18 Paul Preaches the Gospel of the Kingdom in Jesus Christ 285
19 The Apostolic Church Embodies Christ's Mission 299
20 God Rules Now: Already and Not Yet 312
Pt. 6 God's Mission Extends to the End of Time
21 God's Kingdom Extends over the Powers 329
22 There Is Salvation in Only One Name: Jesus Christ the Lord 345
23 The Whole Bible Announces God's Rule 359
Works Cited 375
Scripture Index 385
Subject Index 395
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