The Soul Of Ministry / Edition 1

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Ray Anderson offers an inspiring call for Christian leaders to view Jesus as a model for their own ministry today. The Soul of Ministry explores the idea of ministry across denominations and discovers its soul in God's love for the world. Designed for pastors of all denominations, this book combines social biblical theology with numerous real-life anecdotes from Anderson's teaching and ministry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664257446
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 898,684
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ray S. Anderson was Professor Emeritus of Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Ministry as Theological Task 1
1 Ministry as Theological Discovery 3
2 Ministry as Theological Discernment 10
3 Ministry as Theological Innovation 17
4 Ministry as Theological Praxis 25
Pt. II God's Ministry in Covenant and Creation 33
5 The Word of God Which Creates the Response 35
6 The Grace of God Which Presupposes Barrenness 43
7 The Covenant of God Which Precedes Creation 52
8 The Sabbath of God Which Renews and Restores 60
Pt. III Jesus' Ministry to the Father on Behalf of the World 67
9 The Baptism of Jesus into Messianic Ministry 69
10 Jesus as the Servant of the Father on Behalf of the World 78
11 Jesus as Sent to the World on Behalf of the Father 87
12 The Resurrection and Justification of Jesus as the Verdict of the Father 97
Pt. IV The Spirit's Ministry through Jesus for the Sake of the Church 107
13 Pentecost as Empowerment for Ministry 109
14 The Praxis of the Spirit as Liberation for Ministry 117
15 The Charisma of the Spirit and the Gift of Ministry 129
16 The Church as the Formation of Christ in the World 137
Pt. V The Church's Ministry to the World on Behalf of Jesus 145
17 The Ministry of the Church as an Apostolic Community 147
18 The Ministry of the Church as a Community in Mission 156
19 The Ministry of the Church as a Sacrament of Forgiveness and Healing 166
20 The Ministry of the Church as the Advocate for the Abused and Oppressed 176
Pt. VI Leading God's People in the Ministry of Christ 187
21 Leaders Who Abuse: The Misuse of Power 189
22 The Ministry of Servant Leadership 197
23 Churches That Abuse: Domestic Disorder in the Family of God 205
24 The Ministry of Care and Community 213
Notes 225
Bibliography 257
Index of Names and Subjects 265
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