God's Mission an Postmodern Culture: The Gift of Uncertainty

God's Mission an Postmodern Culture: The Gift of Uncertainty

by John C. Sivalon

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ISBN-13: 9781570759994
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Introduction 11

1 Questioning the Legitimacy of Mission 19

Political Change 21

Academic Changes 23

Vatican II 25

Postmodern Culture 26

Summary 32

2 Rediscovering Mission in God 35

First Analogy: Trinity as a Paradigm Shift 36 1

Second Analogy: Trinity as "Relationality" 41

Third Analogy: Trinity as "Differe(a)nce" 46

Fourth Analogy: Trinity as "Event" 50

Summary 53

3 Death, God, and Trinitarian Mission 55

A God Who Suffers 58

Death within the Trinity 61

Summary 68

4 Our Mission: A New Way of Being, a New Way of Doing 71

Participation in God's Mission as a New Way of "Being" 73

Participation in God's Mission as a New Way of "Doing" 80

Summary 90

5 Mission Lived 93

Prayer and Peace Presence in South Sudan by Theresa Baldini and Madeline McHugh 94

What's Mission after Fifty Years? by Marty Shea 99

Mission as Working with the Hired Hands by Doug Venne 101

Gentle Service to the Poorest by Jim Noonan 106

Summary 110

6 Mission and Ecclesial Existence 111

Living Ecclesial Existence: Openness to the "Other" 113

Living Ecclesial Existence: Looking Beyond 115

Living Ecclesial Existence: Mutuality in Relationships 117

Living Ecclesial Existence: Accepting Intimacy 119

Notes 123

Index 153

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