Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World

Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World

by Richard Bauckham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801027713

ISBN-13: 9780801027710

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

This engaging study provides a new way of looking at Scripture--one that takes seriously the biblical idea of mission. Richard Bauckham shows how God identifies himself with particular individuals or people in human history in order to be known by all. He is the God of Abraham, Israel, and David and, finally, the one who acts through Jesus Christ.

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This engaging study provides a new way of looking at Scripture--one that takes seriously the biblical idea of mission. Richard Bauckham shows how God identifies himself with particular individuals or people in human history in order to be known by all. He is the God of Abraham, Israel, and David and, finally, the one who acts through Jesus Christ.

Bauckham applies these insights to the contemporary scene, encouraging those involved in mission to be sensitive to postmodern concerns about globalization while at the same time emphasizing the uniqueness of Christian faith. In doing so, he demonstrates the diversity of Christian faith around the world. This book will be rewarding reading for pastors, lay readers, and students of Scripture, mission, and postmodernism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801027710
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
891,236
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents

The Easneye Lecturesvii
The Frumentius Lecturesxi
Author's Prefacexiii
1.A Hermeneutic for the Kingdom of God1
The World after 9/11--between McWorld and Jihad?1
OUtlines of a hermeneutic for the kingdom of God11
Anticipated closure and permanent narrative openness21
2.From the One to the Many27
From Abraham to all the families of the earth28
From Israel to all the nations36
The king who rules from Zion to the ends of the earth41
To all by way of the least49
3.Geography--Sacred and Symbolic55
Geographical horizon and representative geography55
The Centre and the Horizon65
Seeking and sending--or: from here to there, from there to here72
A diaspora people80
4.Witness to the Truth in a Postmodern and Globalized World83
The biblical story and the postmodern critique83
The biblical story as a non-modern metanarrative90
The biblical story and economic globalization94
The biblical story and witness to truth98
Witness in the face of globalizing power103
The biblical story and cultural diversity109
Conclusion110

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