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Bible in Mission

  • By Fergus MacDonald
  • By Pauline Hoggarth
  • By Bill Mitchell
""The Bible is alive - it has hands and grabs hold of me, it has feet and runs after me."" Thus spoke Martin Luther, as cited by Knud Jorgensen in a quotation that summarizes the deeper meaning of this book. To the authors of Bible in Mission, the Bible is the book of life, and mission is life in the Word. This core reality cuts across the diversity of contexts and hermeneutical strategies represented in these essays. The authors are committed to the boundary-crossings that characterize contemporary mission - and each sees the Bible as foundational to the missio Dei, to God's work in the world. -From the Foreword by Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission, Boston University School of Theology The centenary celebration of the 1910 Missionary Conference in Edinburgh is likely to have an equally profound influence on the churches when we consider among its fruits the publication of Bible in Mission. Here is a compendium of articles by both Reformed, Catholic and Orthodox authors, united in their deep love of Sacred Scripture, convinced of its power to enlighten a world which, not without love, they describe in its present predicaments, both spiritual and physical, and for which in their addressing they provide both illustration and models; for, in the words of the Second Vatican Council, ""the study of the sacred page is... the soul of sacred theology... and the ministry of the word yields fruits of holiness."" -Mario Conti, Archbishop-Emeritus of Glasgow. Member of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity The Bible provides a mandate to all mankind. It unites churches, confessions & cultures. Bible in Mission provides for all readers an important reminder of the inextricable inter-dependence that the Bible is mission and that all mission and ministry if it is to thrive need to be rooted in the Bible, the living word that is in Christ alone. A must read for anyone with a passion for the Bible cause involved in any ministry globally. -UBS Director General, Michael Perreau The symphony of voices audible in this book, skillfully and successfully foreground the critical role of the Christian Bible within the context of God's mission. A must read particularly for those with a keen interest to participate in God's mission for the world. -Madipoane Masenya, Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of South Africa Pauline Hoggarth has been Scripture Union International Bible Ministries Coordinator for 10 years. Fergus Macdonald is International Director of the Center for Scripture Engagement, Taylor University, IN, USA. Bill Mitchell was Formerly Head of the UBS Americas Translation Department. Knud Jorgensen is Adjunct Professor in Missiology, Communication and Leadership at MF Norwegian School of Theology and an editor of the Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781498209533
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781498209533
    • Publication Date: 11/01/2014
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Fergus MacDonald
    • Author: Pauline Hoggarth
    • Author: Bill Mitchell
    • Page Count: 328
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