Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History and Issues

Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History and Issues

In Introducing Christian Mission Today, Michael Goheen provides a full-scale introduction to the area of Christian mission. Incorporating the missional wisdom of Lesslie Newbigin, David Bosch, and JH Bavinck, among many others, it unfolds in three major sections.

The first articulates a biblical and theological basis for mission, first by tracing mission in the biblical story and then by reflecting on a theology of mission and a missional theology.

The second section is an historical and contemporary reflection on mission that sketches mission in the history of the church, describes the contemporary ecumenical paradigm of mission today including the various ecclesial traditions in mission, and then surveys the global church in mission.

The third and longest section engages current issues in mission today including the nature of mission, contextualization, mission and Western culture, world religions, urban mission, and cross-cultural missions. It is written in popular idiom and puts into print an introductory course he has taught for over 25 years.

About Michael W. Goheen

Welcome! On this site you will find resources by Michael Goheen for studying and teaching in the areas of biblical story, worldview, and mission. The foundational conviction is that the Bible is the true story of the world, most fully revealed in Jesus Christ...

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