(Christianity Today 2014 Book Award Winner) Participation In Suffering And Glory. This comprehensive introduction helps students, pastors, and mission committees understand contemporary Christian mission historically, biblically, and theologically. Scott Sundquist, a respected scholar and teacher of world Christianity, recovers missiological thinking from the early church for the twenty-first century. He traces the mission of the church throughout history in order to address the global church and offers a constructive theology and practice for missionary work today.
Sunquist views spirituality as the foundation for all mission involvement, for mission practice springs from spiritual formation. He highlights the Holy Spirit in the work of mission and emphasizes its trinitarian nature. Sunquist explores mission from a primarily theological--rather than sociological--perspective, showing that the whole of Christian theology depends on and feeds into mission. Throughout the book, he presents Christian mission as our participation in the suffering and glory of Jesus Christ for the redemption of the nations.
Part 1: Suffering and Glory in History: The Mission Movement
1. Ancient and Medieval Mission
2. Colonial Mission, Part 1
3. Colonial Mission, Part 2
4. Western Mission: Christianization, Civilization, and Commerce (1842-1948)
5. The Waning and Reconception of Christian Mission: Postcolonial Missiologies (1948-)
Part 2: The Suffering and Glory of the Triune God: Trinitarian Mission in Scripture
6. Creator God Is the Sending Father
7. Jesus, Sent as the Suffering and Sacrificing Son
8. The Holy Spirit of Presence, Participation, and Power
Part 3: The Suffering and Glory of the Church: The Church in Mission Today
9. Church: The Community of Worship and Witness
10. Witnessing Community: Evangelism and Christian Mission
11. Urban Community: Mission and the City
12. Global Community: Partnership in Mission
13. Spirituality and Mission: Suffering and Glory
Appendix and Index
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