The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission / Edition 1

The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission / Edition 1

by Lesslie Newbigin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802808298

ISBN-13: 9780802808295

Pub. Date: 02/28/1995

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company


Aimed at bringing contemporary concerns in mission theology to a wide-reading public, this volume flows from Newbigin's extensive experience in the mission field and from lectures developed especially to prepare men and women for missionary service. Newbigin describes the Christian mission as the declaration of an open secret—open in that it is preached to…  See more details below

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Aimed at bringing contemporary concerns in mission theology to a wide-reading public, this volume flows from Newbigin's extensive experience in the mission field and from lectures developed especially to prepare men and women for missionary service. Newbigin describes the Christian mission as the declaration of an open secret—open in that it is preached to all nations, secret in that it is manifest only to the eyes of faith. The result is a thoroughly biblical attempt to lead the church to embrace its Christ-given task of presenting the gospel in our complex modern world. This revised edition includes a helpful index and a new preface.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802808295
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,050,174
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1The Background of the Discussion1
2The Question of Authority12
3The Mission of the Triune God19
4Proclaiming the Kingdom of the Father: Mission as Faith in Action30
5Sharing the Life of the Son: Mission as Love in Action40
6Bearing the Witness of the Spirit: Mission as Hope in Action56
7The Gospel and World History66
8Mission as Action for God's Justice91
9Church Growth, Conversion, and Culture121
10The Gospel among the Religions160
Index191

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