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Called to Be Sent: Co-Missioned as Disciples Today
     

Called to Be Sent: Co-Missioned as Disciples Today

by Anthony Gittins
 

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For Jesus discipleship was not measured only by a call from him and not even by a subsequent reorientation of people's live. The designation "disciple" was not intended to set people apart or to have them sit at the feet of Jesus like faithful companions. There is a much deeper purpose in his invitation through which one is called to be sent.

Called to Be Sent

Overview

For Jesus discipleship was not measured only by a call from him and not even by a subsequent reorientation of people's live. The designation "disciple" was not intended to set people apart or to have them sit at the feet of Jesus like faithful companions. There is a much deeper purpose in his invitation through which one is called to be sent.

Called to Be Sent develops and completes the theology of discipleship introduced in the author's previous books. This new volume focuses on "sending forth," the phase that follows our radical encounter with human-ity. Here we find the hope and strength to move from an understanding of mission to actually being commis-sioned by Jesus. In short, as Christians we are "gathered for scattering" and "called to be sent," and this book provides much direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764815737
Publisher:
Liguori Publications
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp, Professor Dr. Anthony Gittins has taught Theology and Cultural Anthropology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago since 1984. Born in Manchester, England, he earned an MA and PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has taught and worked in some thirty-five countries. His pastoral outreach includes ministry in cultures from Africa to the Pacific, and work with Chicago's disenfranchised, especially homeless women. He is the author of numerous books and articles. Father Gittins also lectures and leads retreats nationally and internationally. He continues his anthropological work by spending periods of time in local churches, especially in Africa and the Central Pacific, working on inculturation by bringing learnings from cultural anthropology and theology together. His commitment to homeless women in Chicago, whose stories he told in Where There's Hope, There's Life: Women's Stories of Homelessness and Survival, is ongoing.

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