The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative

The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative

by Christopher J.H. Wright
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0830825711

ISBN-13: 9780830825714

Pub. Date: 10/23/2006

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Winner, 2007 Christianity Today Missions/Global Affairs Book

Most Christians would agree that the Bible provides a basis for mission. But Christopher Wright boldly maintains that mission is bigger than that--there is in fact a missional basis for the Bible! The entire Bible is generated by and is all about God's mission.

In order to understand the Bible, we need a

Overview

Winner, 2007 Christianity Today Missions/Global Affairs Book

Most Christians would agree that the Bible provides a basis for mission. But Christopher Wright boldly maintains that mission is bigger than that--there is in fact a missional basis for the Bible! The entire Bible is generated by and is all about God's mission.

In order to understand the Bible, we need a missional hermeneutic of the Bible, an interpretive perspective that is in tune with this great missional theme. We need to see the "big picture" of God's mission and how the familiar bits and pieces fit into the grand narrative of Scripture.

Beginning with the Old Testament and the groundwork it lays for understanding who God is, what he has called his people to be and do, and how the nations fit into God's mission, Wright gives us a new hermeneutical perspective on Scripture. This new perspective provides a solid and expansive basis for holistic mission. Wright emphasizes throughout a holistic mission as the proper shape of Christian mission. God's mission is to reclaim the world--and that includes the created order--and God's people have a designated role to play in that mission.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830825714
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
10/23/2006
Pages:
582
Sales rank:
508,413
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
IntroductionPart I: The Bible and Mission
1. Searching for a Missional Hermeneutic
2. Shaping a Missional HermeneuticPart II: The God of Mission
3. The Living God Makes Himself Known in Israel
4. The Living God Makes Himself Known in Jesus Christ
5. The Living God Confronts IdolatryPart III: The People of Mission
6. God's Elect People: Chosen for Blessing
7. God's Particular People: Chosen for All
8. God's Model of Redemption: The Exodus
9. God's Model of Restoration: The Jubilee
10. The Span of God's Missional Covenant
11. The Life of God's Missional PeoplePart IV: The Arena of Mission
12. Mission and God's Earth
13. Mission and God's Image
14. God and the Nations in Old Testament Vision
15. God and the Nations in New Testament Mission
Conclusion
Bibliography
Indexes

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