Encountering Theology of Mission: Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues

Encountering Theology of Mission: Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues

by Craig Ott, Stephen J. Strauss, Timothy C. Tennent
     
 

Leading evangelical mission experts offer a comprehensive theology of mission text, providing biblical, historical, and contemporary perspectives.See more details below

Overview

Leading evangelical mission experts offer a comprehensive theology of mission text, providing biblical, historical, and contemporary perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801026621
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Encountering Mission
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,428,718
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Craig Ott (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of mission and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he occupies the ReachGlobal Chair of Mission. He has over twenty years of missionary experience. Stephen J. Strauss (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of world missions and intercultural studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He previously served with Serving in Mission (SIM) for over twenty-seven years, most recently as its US director. Timothy C. Tennent (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is president of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviations

Introduction

Part 1 Biblical Foundations of Mission

1 God and the Nations in the Old Testament 3

2 God and the Nations in the New Testament 25

3 The Justification of Mission: Missio Dei 55

4 The Purpose and Nature of Mission 79

5 The Task of Missions: Convictions and Controversy 106

6 The Task of Missions: Convergence and Conclusions 137

Part 2 Motives and Means for Mission

7 The Motivation for Missions 165

8 The Church and Mission 192

9 The Missionary Vocation 217

10 Spiritual Dynamics and Mission 238

Part 3 Mission in Local and Global Context

11 Contextualization and Mission 265

12 Christian Encounter with Other Religions: Toward an Evangelical Theology of Religions 292

13 The Necessity of Mission: Three Uncomfortable Questions 317

References 339

Scripture Index 361

Subject Index 371

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