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Overview John Driver offers studies of 12 biblical images for understanding the church. They steer the reader toward a church more in harmony with God's missionary purpose for His people, and toward a mission solidly based in the biblical vision of peoplehood. Driver explores the images of pilgrimage, of God's new order, and of transformation.
Publishers Description John Driver explores 12 biblical images for understanding the church including pilgimage, God's new order, peoplehood, and transformation. 244 pages.
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Studio: Herald Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.26" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1997
Publisher Herald Press
ISBN 0836190580 ISBN13 9780836190588
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A Prophetic Wake-up Call May 10, 2000
This wonderful volume is a jewel waiting to be discovered. I am amazed that so few people in my academic circles have heard of it, let alone read it. During our era of fascination with successful mega-churches, Driver sounds a prophetic call to the church to return to its authentic biblical identity as a people in mission. Driver's passion is shaped by his anabaptist roots and forty-five years of missionary ministry in Latin America. After tracing some of the ways the church has deviated from a biblical self-understanding throughout the course of history, Driver explores the images of Pilgrimage, New-Order, Peoplehood and Transformation. The primary unifying theme that emerges in all of his discussions is that of the church set up as "a contrast-society in the midst of the nations." Driver offers little hope for the reformation of society as a whole and downplays the social responsiblity of the church to the world. At the same time he calls the church to be a church of the poor, decidely rejecting violence and the pursuit of wealth. His extensive documentation of Scripture makes this not only a valuable text for a Bible study group but an excellent text for a course on Theology of the Church.