Encountering Theology of Mission, by Ott, Craig
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- ISBN: 9780801026621 | 0801026628
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/1/2010
This fresh, comprehensive text fills a need for an up-to-date theology of mission. It offers creative approaches to answering some of the most pressing questions in theology of mission and missionary practice today. The authors, who are leading mission experts, discuss biblical theology of mission, provide historical overviews of the development of various viewpoints, and address theologically current issues in global mission from an evangelical perspective. This readable yet thorough test integrates current views of the kingdom of God and holistic mission with traditional views of evangelism and church planting. It also brings theologyof mission into conversation with ecclesiology and eschatalogoy. Topics covered include contextualization, the missionary church and mission, and theology of religions. Sidebars and case studies enable readers to see how theology of mission touches real-life mission practice.