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Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God's Mission in the Bible

Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God's Mission in the Bible

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Announcing the Kingdom provides a comprehensive survey of the biblical foundation of mission. It investigates the development of the kingdom of God theme in the Old Testament, describing what the concept tells us about God's mission in creation, the flood, and the covenant with Abraham. It then describes God's mission through the nation of Israel during the exodus, at Mt. Sinai, and through the kings of Israel. The book then examines God's mission as Israel is sent into exile and the stage is set for the Messiah's coming.
Finally, the book considers the fulfillment of the kingdom of God through Jesus Christ and the church. It examines Jesus' parables and ministry, his proclamation of God's kingdom among the nations, and the work of the Holy Spirit through the church.
Announcing the Kingdom is the product of Arthur Glasser's more than thirty years of teaching and has been used by thousands of students at Fuller Theological Seminary. Now revised by Glasser's colleagues, this study provides mission workers and students with a new understanding of their calling and its biblical foundation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801026263
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 538,528
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Arthur F. Glasser is Dean Emeritus of the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. Charles E. Van Engen is the Arthur F. Glasser Professor of Biblical Theology of Mission at Fuller. Dean S. Gilliland is Senior Professor of Contextualized Theology and African Studies at Fuller. Shawn B. Redford is a Ph.D. candidate and adjunct faculty member at Fuller.

Table of Contents

Part 1God's Mission in the Beginning
1The Whole Bible Is a Missionary Book17
2God Creates the World, and Humanity Rebels29
3God Judges Humanity: The Flood and Babel46
4God Calls the Patriarchs to Be a Blessing for the Nations56
Part 2God's Mission through Israel
5God Rules over Egypt and Covenants with God's People71
6God Forms a Nation of People Belonging to God90
7God's Rule Is Challenged by the Kings of Israel105
Part 3God's Mission among the Nations
8God Sends Israel into Exile among the Nations127
9God Sets the Stage for the Messiah's Coming140
10God Works through the Jewish Diaspora163
Part 4God's Mission through Jesus the Christ
11Jesus Inaugurates the Kingdom183
12Jesus' Ministry Demonstrates the Kingdom200
13Jesus Announces the Kingdom among the Nations213
14Jesus Proclaims God's Kingdom Mission228
15Jesus Anticipates the Coming of God's Kingdom242
Part 5God's Mission through the Holy Spirit by the Church
16The Holy Spirit Inaugurates the Missionary Church259
17The Jerusalem Church Proclaims the Kingdom of God269
18Paul Preaches the Gospel of the Kingdom in Jesus Christ285
19The Apostolic Church Embodies Christ's Mission299
20God Rules Now: Already and Not Yet312
Part 6God's Mission Extends to the End of Time
21God's Kingdom Extends over the Powers329
22There Is Salvation in Only One Name: Jesus Christ the Lord345
23The Whole Bible Announces God's Rule359
Works Cited375
Scripture Index385
Subject Index395

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