The Incarnation and the Church's Witness

The Incarnation and the Church's Witness

by Darrell L. Guder
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1597524018

ISBN-13: 9781597524018

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers

For several years, argues Guder, contemporary Christian churches have often thought of their mission efforts as simply one more program of the church. In addition, outsiders have rightly criticized Christian mission efforts as exercises in cultural imperialism.

In this provocative book, Guder argues that the incarnation of God in Jesus provides the foundational

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For several years, argues Guder, contemporary Christian churches have often thought of their mission efforts as simply one more program of the church. In addition, outsiders have rightly criticized Christian mission efforts as exercises in cultural imperialism.

In this provocative book, Guder argues that the incarnation of God in Jesus provides the foundational model for the practice of Christian missions in the world today. The incarnation is the culmination of God's activity and presence in the world, says Guder, for in this event God initiates the healing of a broken world.

Using literary, historical, and social approaches to scripture, Guder claims the contemporary church should return to an "incarnational mission" in which the practice of Christian witness is "shaped by the life, ministry, suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597524018
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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