Dictionary of Mission Theology: Evangelical Foundations  -     Edited By: John Corrie
    By: Edited by John Corrie, Samuel Escobar & Wilbert Shenk
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Dictionary of Mission Theology: Evangelical Foundations

Edited By: John Corrie
Inter-Varsity Press / 2007 / Hardcover

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A benchmark for mission theology, this text will prove essential for church leaders, teachers, students, and missionaries worldwide. More than 160 contributors reflecting a variety of global contexts explore missiological implications of central Christian doctrines, challenge traditional views, and weigh new perspectives. Learn how the 21st-century church can creatively integrate evangelism, liberation, healing, and justice. 448 pages, hardcover from InterVarsity.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.3 X 6.2 (inches)
ISBN: 0830824537
ISBN-13: 9780830824533
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In recent decades mission theology has quietly undergone a remarkable reorientation. No longer the exclusive enterprise of the West, like the global Internet, Christian mission has become decentralized. While places such as Pasadena, Wheaton and New Haven still represent important nodes of mission thinking in the United States, these are now part of a network that includes locations such as Nairobi, Manila and São Paulo. Christian mission now radiates from everywhere to everywhere, and mission theology has been enriched and shaped by this new reality. The Dictionary of Mission Theology is the first reference book of its kind to reflect this new world of mission. With the majority of its 160-plus articles written by contributors from the Majority World, it reflects a variety of global contexts. The missiological implications of central Christian doctrines are explored, and a range of new perspectives are highlighted and weighed. Along with affirmations of time-tested foundations, one will find here original contributions to missiological thought, challenges to traditional views of mission, and an invitation to creatively integrate evangelism, liberation, healing and justice. More than simply a look-it-up reference work, the Dictionary of Mission Theology is a handbook for church leaders and missionaries, and a textbook for teachers and students of mission theology worldwide. In every context where Christian mission is learned and practiced, the Dictionary of Mission Theology will set a new benchmark for mission theology.

Author Bio

John Corrie teaches mission studies at Trinity College, Bristol, United Kingdom. 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 currently serves as 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. His books include Wilbert Shenk is senior professor of mission history and contemporary culture in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. Juan Francisco Martnez (M.Div., Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary; Th.M. and Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate dean of the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community and associate professor of Hispanic studies and pastoral leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. His most recent book is Simon Chan (Ph.D., Cambridge) is Earnest Lau Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Theological College in Singapore. He is the author of and He is also the associate editor of the and the

Editorial Reviews

"The Dictionary of Mission Theology has been eagerly awaited. Now that it has arrived it exceeds all expectations. Comprehensive, scholarly and relevant, it promises quickly to become an essential volume for anyone interested in the study of missions. A must-have!"
"I am delighted to welcome the long-awaited birth of this unique publication. John Corrie and team give the worldwide church a robust gift. Its unique contribution comes from its focus and its writers--a global vision for its topics and a global team of gifted writers. Such resources announce the full arrival of two new 'selfs'--self-missiologizing and self-theologizing--to the original three--self-governing, self-supporting and self-propagating. This carefully crafted resource will enrich the church and its leadership in both the Global North and Global South, whether in academia, the local church, mission structures or as grass roots mission practitioners."
"Almost all sections of the church today profess to make mission a priority, but the meaning and objectives of Christian mission are hotly contested as never before. Evangelicals have been distinctive in their insistence that the call to conversion to Christ lies at the heart of mission, but too often their mission practice has been shaped more by unthinking cultural assumptions or the norms of the business world than by profound theological reflection. The Dictionary of Mission Theology will be strategic in impelling evangelicals towards a deeper, broader and more authentically biblical understanding of the mission of God. It will also be an invaluable resource for Christians of many traditions who are concerned to root their approach to mission in the witness of Scripture."
"This volume is a useful resource for those of us engaged in God's worldwide mission."

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