A Missiology of the Road: Early Perspectives in David Bosch's Theology of Mission and Evangelism

A Missiology of the Road: Early Perspectives in David Bosch's Theology of Mission and Evangelism

by J. Kevin Livingston

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610973878
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/06/2013
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Kevin Livingston is Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. He has served as a missionary in Mexico and as a pastor in congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Abbreviations x

Introduction xiii

Part 1 David Bosch in Context

1 Apartheid and Afrikaner Identity 3

2 Bosch's Theological Pilgrimage: A Biographical Sketch 42

Part 2 Bosch's Theology of Mission and Evangelism

3 Theology, Mission, and Missiology: Bosch's Theological Method 61

4 The Historical and Theological Context of Mission: Major Motifs in Bosch's Thought 87

5 The Biblical Foundation for Mission 152

6 Mission, Evangelism, and Church Growth 210

Part 3 Crucial Theological Dimensions for a Missionary Church

Introduction: The Missionary Nature of the Church as the Theological Horizon for Bosch's Missiology 253

7 The Eschatological Dimension of the Missionary Church: The Church as Witness to the Kingdom of God 256

8 The Ecclesial Dimension of the Missionary Church: The Church as Gods "Alternative Community" 292

9 The Soteriological Dimension of the Missionary Church: The Church as a Sign and Agent of God's Reconciliation 325

10 Epilogue 360

Bibliography 365

Names Index 391

Scripture Index 395

Subject Index 399

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