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Overview Escobar has produced a highly readable introduction to Christian mission as well as a cogently presented biblical missiology in this important volume. Taking into account the new realities and challenges of globalization in this post-Christian and postmodern world, Escobar utilizes trinitarian theology in order to construct a holistic and relevant theology of mission. An informative and inspiring work, addressing our contemporary situation, yet calling us to participate in the global mission of the triune God.
Publishers Description Christian mission is no longer a matter of missionaries from the West going to the rest of the world. Rather, the growth of Christianity in Latin America, Africa and parts of Asia is eclipsing that of the Western church. In the third millennium of the Christian era, Christian mission is truly global, with missionaries from all places going to all peoples. Veteran missiologist Samuel Escobar presents this introduction to Christian mission today. He explores the new realities of our globalized world and assesses the context of a changing mission field that is simultaneously secular and syncretistic. He also sets forth a thoroughly biblical theology of missions, considering how God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are at work around the world, with implications for how Christians are to go about the task of global mission.
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Studio: IVP Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Dec 11, 2003
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series Christian Doctrine in Global Perspective
ISBN 0830833013 ISBN13 9780830833016
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More About Samuel Escobar
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 The New Global Mission.
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A call to global perspective Feb 18, 2005
Samuel Escobar elucidates his point of contemporary Christian mission having less and less of a geographical center, illustrating from his rich and quite varied personal experience as a Christ-follower and missiologist, perhaps most notably with the Lausanne Covenant. The book contains an essential message to the Western Church today: that we can not afford to presume that we are the leaders of the world Christian movement and thusly divorce ourselves from a global perspective of what and how God is working in the world today. I found this book a bit more accessible to the layperson than Philip Jenkins' topically similar work, The Next Christendom.