The Continuing Conversion of the Church

The Continuing Conversion of the Church

by Darrell L. Guder
     
 

Shows how the church can more effectively carry out its missionary calling by building a new theology of evangelism for today�s world.

Western society is now a very different, very difficult mission field. This book charts the church�s historical shift away from a biblical theology of evangelism, then highlights the contemporary challenges to evangelical

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Shows how the church can more effectively carry out its missionary calling by building a new theology of evangelism for today�s world.

Western society is now a very different, very difficult mission field. This book charts the church�s historical shift away from a biblical theology of evangelism, then highlights the contemporary challenges to evangelical ministry. Darrell Guder discusses what a truly missional theology will mean for the current institutional structures and practices of the church.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802847034
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/20/2000
Series:
Gospel and Our Culture Series
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
963,317
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

    Preface

    I. FOUNDATIONS:The Church�s Calling to Evangelistic Ministry

  1. Mission and Evangelism: The Emergence of the Theological Challenge
  2. God's Mission Is Good News
  3. Mission as Witness
  4. II. CHALLENGES:The Church�s Need for Conversion

  5. Translation in Mission
  6. The Challenge of Reductionism
  7. The Reduction of Salvation and Mission
  8. III. IMPLICATIONS:The Conversion of the Church

  9. Converting the Church: The Local Congregation
  10. The Conversion of the Institutional Church
  11. A Final Word
    Resources Cited
    Subject Index
    Scripture Reference Index

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