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ISBN: 9781907713026
Imprint: Langham Global Library
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 9
Publication Date: 14/07/2013
Pages: 164
Series: Global Christian Library
Language: English

A Time for Mission

The Challenge for Global Christianity

Christian mission in the twenty-first century has become the responsibility of a global church. The heart of 'mission' is the drive to cross geographical, cultural and social barriers in order to share the good news of Jesus Christ with all peoples.

Drawing on his involvement in missionary work over many years, Samuel Escobar explores how the church spreads the Christian faith. God's Word forms the foundation for his reflections, while he uses insights from theological and historical studies as well as from the social sciences to gain a clearer understanding of the church's missionary calling. His stimulating and challenging analysis contributes significantly to a global evangelical dialogue on mission today and in the future.

Author Bios

Samuel Escobar

Samuel Escobar, a native of Peru and a leading Latin American theologian, was one of the key participants in the International Congress on World Evangelization at Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1974. He is Emeritus Professor of Missiology at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and as theological consultant for the Board of International Ministries in Valencia, Spain. He is also president of the United Bible Societies and past president of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
    1. 1 Christian Mission in a New Century
    2. 2 Mud and Glory
    3. 3 A Brave New World-Order
    4. 4 Post-Christian and Postmodern
    5. 5 We Believe in a Missionary God
    6. 6 Christ: God’s Best Missionary
    7. 7 The Holy Sprit and Christian Mission
    8. 8 Text and Context: The World through New Eyes
    9. 9 Mission as Transforming Service
    10. 10 A New Way of Looking at the World
    11. 11 For Further Study
  2. Notes

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