This book fills the need for a single-volume
introduction to the concept of Christian
mission and the complex theological and
practical issues revolving around it. Part
one addresses foundational and
methodological questions; part two presents
the seven major missiological themes
(evangelism, gospel and culture, justice,
religious pluralism, violence and
peacemaking, ecology, ecumenism); and part
three addresses the nature of the
relationship between the organized church
and the missio dei (mission of God).
Although Christologically grounded, it works
from within a Trinitarian understanding of
the missio dei and recognizes the mutuality
of the local/global dynamics of Christian
mission. Discussions of evangelism and
social justice issues, as well as questions
of religious pluralism, environmental
issues, war and peace issues are included.
Each chapter ends with study questions,
making the text useful in congregational
study group settings and in the classroom.