With the majority of the world's Christians now living in the non-Western world, Christian mission has become a global movement. The mission of Western Christianity now faces the challenge of laying aside the preeminence and privilege it has long enjoyed in global Christian mission, and embracing a new role of servanthood in weakness alongside its sisters and brothers from Asia, South America, and Africa. Such a transformation in historic patterns in mission requires not just new strategies and techniques, but a renewal of its spirituality. How can the spirituality of Western mission be renewed? By learning from those non-Western Christians whose lives on the margins reveal anew the One who emptied himself of the prerogatives of glory on the cross to serve humanity out of utter weakness. Learning from the Least invites you to a journey among Palestinian Christians to meet radical peacemakers who are making courageous decisions to reconcile with those who are customarily reckoned as enemies. Their radical servanthood out of weakness is a prophetic challenge to Western Christians, a call to lay aside the prerogatives of power and wealth, to question triumphal theologies, and to discover again the vulnerability of the way of the cross.
|Publisher:||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Andrew F. Bush divides his time between teaching and active mission service internationally. He is Professor of Missions and Anthropology at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He has served since 1998 with a Christian organization in the Palestinian West Bank. He previously worked as a church planter in Manila, the Philippines (1987-98). He speaks widely in churches and conferences in the United States.
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This was the first book on my summer reading list. Having read it, I have been profoundly changed. Read this book with an open heart. and an open mind. Benefits will follow.