Mission Under Scrutiny

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What is Christian mission in a world post-everything? This volume is a masterful rethinking of the problems and prospect of the Christian vocation to mission in light of the whole checkered legacy - religious, philosophical, colonial, and economic - of modernity.

Kirk draws on his considerable experience of worldwide mission and his expertise in modern Western thought to throw light on all the most burning ...

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Overview

What is Christian mission in a world post-everything? This volume is a masterful rethinking of the problems and prospect of the Christian vocation to mission in light of the whole checkered legacy - religious, philosophical, colonial, and economic - of modernity.

Kirk draws on his considerable experience of worldwide mission and his expertise in modern Western thought to throw light on all the most burning questions, such as:

What kinds of mission initiatives are appropriate today?
Is it legitimate to invite adherents of different religions to follow Jesus?
What role have Christians played in advocating violence, and also in being agents of peace and reconciliation?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800638009
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Christian mission and the sacredness of secular freedom 1
2 Mission as dialogue : the case of secular faith 26
3 The calling of mission in a post-Christian environment 46
4 Vindicating Scripture in a pluralist culture 68
5 Mission as evangelism : the question of religious believers 89
6 The role of religion in conflict 111
7 Overcoming violence with violence : is it ever justified? 133
8 Mission as prophecy : a voice from Latin America 151
9 The Gospel in context : the case of same gender relations 172
10 Mission post-everything? : a postscript 201
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