Holiness and Mission: Learning From the Early Church about Mission in City Contexts

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Mission is one of the key subjects for the church today. What does it mean to live the Christian faith in a world of many faiths and none? In this book, two leading scholars explore what mission and discipleship meant for some of the earliest Christian communities. Morna Hooker and Frances Young outline the nature of mission for the earliest Christian communities (in the New Testament and beyond) and relate this to the context of the mission and discipleship today, thereby engaging with and challenging some ...
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Overview

Mission is one of the key subjects for the church today. What does it mean to live the Christian faith in a world of many faiths and none? In this book, two leading scholars explore what mission and discipleship meant for some of the earliest Christian communities. Morna Hooker and Frances Young outline the nature of mission for the earliest Christian communities (in the New Testament and beyond) and relate this to the context of the mission and discipleship today, thereby engaging with and challenging some common assumptions made about mission today.Originally presented as the Hugh Price Hughes Lectures in the West London Mission, the book will be of interest not only to students of theology but to all interested in the life and ministry of the church today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780334043812
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

1 Be Holy as I am Holy Morna Hooker 4

2 The Challenge of the City Morna Hooker 20

3 Being Holy in the Cities of the Roman Empire Frances Young 37

4 The Challenge of Establishment - Did a Christian Empire Help or Hinder? Frances Young 63

5 Reflections for Today's Church Morna Hooker Frances Young 87

Appendix: Voices in the City (Roger Cotterrell) 109

Index of Subjects and Names 120

Index of Scriptural References 123

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