Since their rise in the midst of the revivals of the eighteenth century, evangelicals have been dedicated to the importance of both spirituality and mission. In recent years, evangelicals have engaged in the missional theology discussion that advocates a more holistic Christian mission grounded in the eternal mission of the triune God. At the same time, evangelicals have also been key participants in the spiritual formation discussion that seeks to recover biblical and classical practices for contemporary spiritual growth. While these two movements have been largely independent of each other, the time is right to join them together into a single conversation for the sake of ongoing evangelical faithfulness.
Spirituality for the Sent brings together evangelical scholars from a variety of disciplines and ecclesial traditions to address the relationship between spiritual formation and a missional vision of theology and practice. The contributors share a common vision for a missional spirituality that fosters spiritual maturity while also fueling Christian evangelism, cultural engagement, and the pursuit of justice.
This collection features contributions by
Craig G. BartholomewSusan BoothMae Elise CannonDiane ChandlerAnthony L. ChuteMichael W. GoheenGeorge R. HunsbergerChristopher W. MorganSoong-Chan RahTimothy W. SheridanGordon T. SmithGary Tyra
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About the Author
Nathan A. Finn (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the School of Theology and Missions at Union University, where he also serves as professor of Christian thought and tradition.
Finn is the author of History: A Student's Guide and coauthor of The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement. He serves on the editorial board for the sixteen-volume Complete Works of Andrew Fuller and edited the volume dedicated to Fuller's Strictures on Sandemanianism. He also serves on the editorial board of the Monographs in Baptist History series, and is a general editor of the forthcoming fifteen-volume series Theology for the People of God.
Finn is a member of the steering committee for the Baptist Life and Thought Study Group of the Evangelical Theological Society and a member of the continuation committee for the International Conference on Baptist Studies. He also serves as a fellow for the Research Institute of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at Southern Seminary, and the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Seminary. He is also an adjunct associate professor of historical theology and Baptist studies at Southeastern Seminary. He and his wife Leah have four children.
Keith S. Whitfield serves as vice president of academic administration at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and assistant professor of Christian theology. He is the editor of Trinitarian Theology and Loving Your Muslim Neighbors, and serves as the editor of ETS eBook Series for B&H. He has also contributed two chapters to Theology and Practice of Mission: God, The Church, and The Nations and co-wrote a chapter for Theology for the Church and a chapter for Missiology: An Introduction to Missions.
Prior to joining the faculty at Southeastern, Keith served churches in Indiana, Virginia, and Tennessee, and served as an elder at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He and his wife Amy have two children.
Table of Contents
Introduction (Nathan A. Finn and Keith Whitfield)
1. The Missional Church and Spiritual Formation (Nathan A. Finn and Keith Whitfield)
2. Spirituality, Mission, and the Drama of Scripture (Craig G. Bartholomew)
3. Missional Spirituality and Global Missions (Susan Booth)
4. Missional Spirituality as Congregational (Anthony L. Chute and Christopher W. Morgan)
5. Missional Spirituality and Cultural Engagement (Timothy W. Sheridan and Michael W. Goheen)
6. Welcome to Paul's World: The Contextual Nature of Missional Spirituality (Gary Tyra)
7. Lament as Appropriate Missional Spirituality (Soong-Chan Rah)
8. Godly Love: The Primary Missional Virtue (Diane Chandler)
9. Missional Spirituality and Worship (Gordon T. Smith)
10. Missional Spirituality and Justice (Mae Elise Cannon)
11. Journey in the Spirit (George R. Hunsberger)