The Continuing Conversion of the Church

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802847034
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/20/2000
  • Series: Gospel and Our Culture Series
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 1,048,123
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Preface

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

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

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

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

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