Constants in Context A Theology of Mission for Today

ISBN-10: 1570755175
ISBN-13: 9781570755170
Edition: 2004
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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 5/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Roger G. Schroeder holds the Donaldson Chair in Operations Management at the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He is also the Co-Director of the Juran Center for Leadership in Quality and has earned an appointment as a Distinguished Teaching Professor. He received the B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering with high distinction from the University of Minnesota, MSIE University of Minnesota and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, he taught at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and was an analyst for the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense. Professor Schroeder has received research grants from the Ford Foundation, American Production and Inventory Control Society, Exxon Education Foundation and the National Science Foundation. He is a recipient of the Morse Award for outstanding teaching at the University of Minnesota.

Maps
Historical-Theological Theme Summary Tables
Foreword
Preface to the ASM Series
Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
What This Book Is About
How This Book Is Structured
What the Reader Should Know
Constants in Context: Biblical and Theological Foundations
Introduction to Part I
"Missionary by Its Very Nature": Context and the Church's Mission
The Acts of the Apostles: The Church Emerging in Mission
Before Pentecost
Pentecost
Stephen
Samaria and the Ethiopian Eunuch
Cornelius and His Household
Antioch
The Mission to the Gentiles
Conclusion
"You Are Witnesses of These Things": Constants in the Church's Mission
Six Constants of Mission, Three Types of Theology
Type A Theology: Mission as Saving Souls and Extending the Church
Type B Theology: Mission as Discovery of the Truth
Type C Theology: Mission as Commitment to Liberation and Transformation
Conclusion
Constants in Context: Historical Models of Mission
Introduction to Part II
Mission in the Early Church (100-301): Individual Christians in a Variety of Situations
The Eastward Expansion of Christianity
Mission in the East
Mission within the Roman Empire
The Social-Political Context
The Religious Context
The Institutional Context
Models of Mission
Secondary Models: Evangelists, Bishops, Apologists, Teachers and Martyrs
The Primary Model: Baptism as a Call to Mission
Women and Mission
Constants in the Context of the Early Church
Implications for the Theology of Mission Today
Mission and the Monastic Movement (313-907): From Constantine to the Decline of the T'ang Dynasty
The Mission of the East Syrian Church
The Social-Political Context
The Religious Context
The Institutional Context
Models of Mission
Christianity in India
The First Christian Mission to China
Early Islam and Christianity in Asia
The Mission of the African Church
The Mission of the Churches of the Latin West and Greek East
The Social-Political Context
The Religious Context
The Institutional Context
Models of Mission
Beginnings of Monasticism in the Roman Empire
Irish Monasticism
Benedictine Monasticism
Anglo-Saxon Monasticism
Mass Conversions
The Byzantine Mission
Constants in the Context of the Early Medieval Period
Implications for the Theology of Mission Today
Mission and the Mendicant Movement (1000-1453): Crusades, Preachers, Nuns and Mongolian Christianity
The Mission of the Churches of the Latin West and Greek East
The Social-Political Context
The Religious Context
The Institutional Context
Models of Mission
Francis of Assisi
Francis and Islam
Clare of Assisi
The Beguine Movement
The Third Order of Franciscan Women
The First Order of Francis
Franciscans and Mission
Dominic of Caleruega
Dominican Women and Laity
Catherine of Siena
Dominicans and Mission
The Mendicant Model of Mission
The Byzantine Mission
The Mission of the East Syrian Church
Constants in the Context of the Later Medieval Period
Implications for the Theology of Mission Today
Mission in the Age of Discovery (1492-1773): Conquistadors, Prophets and Gurus
The Mission of the Churches of the West
The Social-Political Context
The Religious Context
The Institutional Context
Models of Mission of the Catholic Church in the Americas
The Prophetic Model of Bartolome de Las Casas
The Convento Model
The Jesuit Reductions Model
French Mission Approaches
Models of Mission of the Catholic Church in Asia
Francis Xavier
Alessandro Valignano
Matteo Ricci
Robert de Nobili
Alexandre de Rhodes
The Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith
The Rites Controversy and the Decline in Missionary Activity
Models of Mission within Protestantism
Constants in the Context of the Age of Discovery
Implications for the Theology of Mission Today
Mission in the Age of Progress (1792-1914): Civilizers, Evangelizers and Volunteer Societies
The Mission of the Churches of the West
The Social-Political Context
The Religious Context
The Institutional Context
Models of Mission within Protestantism
The Society Model and William Carey
Henry Venn, Samuel Ajayi Crowther and David Livingstone
Imperialism, Faith Missions, Student Movements and the Social Gospel
Women in Mission
The World Missionary Conference of Edinburgh
Models of Mission of the Catholic Church
Anne-Marie Javouhey, Francois Libermann and Rose Duchesne
Charles Lavigerie, Daniel Comboni and Katherine Drexel
Models of Mission of the Orthodox Church
Constants in the Context of the Age of Progress
Implications for the Theology of Mission Today
Mission in the Twentieth Century (1919-1991): The Emergence of World Christianity
The Twentieth-Century World
The Social-Political Context
The Religious Context
The Institutional Context
Models of Mission in the Catholic Church: Certainty, Ferment, Crisis and Rebirth
Certainty: From Maximum Illud to the Second Vatican Council
Ferment: Second Vatican Council
Crisis: The Decade after the Council
Rebirth: Evangelii Nuntiandi to Dialogue and Proclamation
The International Missionary Council in Protestantism
German and Anglo-Saxon Missionary Activity
Mission, Other Religions and Church Unity
Mission as Presence and Dialogue
Evangelical and Conciliar Protestants in Mission
Evangelical Mission as Proclamation and Church Growth
Conciliar Mission as Wholeness, Pluralism and Enlightenment
Models of Mission of the Orthodox Church: Presence, Proclamation and Ecumenism
New Models of Church and Mission
African Initiated Churches and Mission
Other Indigenous Church Movements
Pentecostalism and Mission
Constants in the Context of the Twentieth Century
Implications for the Theology of Mission Today
Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission for Today
Introduction to Part III
From the Twentieth Century to the Twenty-First Century in Mission
Three Models of Mission in the Late Twentieth Century
A Theology of Mission for Today: Mission as Prophetic Dialogue
Mission as Participation in the Mission of the Triune God (Missio Dei)
Ad Gentes and Documents of the Orthodox Churches
Ad Gentes
Documents of the Orthodox Churches
Theologians and Missiologists
Missio Dei and the Six Constants of Mission
Conclusion
Mission as Liberating Service of the Reign of God
Evangelii Nuntiandi and the Documents of the World Council of Churches
Evangelii Nuntiandi
Documents of the World Council of Churches
Theologians and Missiologists
The Reign of God and the Six Constants of Mission
Conclusion
Mission as Proclamation of Jesus Christ as Universal Savior
Redemptoris Missio and the Documents of the Evangelical and Pentecostal Churches
Redemptoris Missio
Evangelical Documents
Pentecostal Documents
Theologians and Missiologists
Christocentrism and the Six Constants of Mission
Conclusion
Mission as Prophetic Dialogue
Witness and Proclamation as Prophetic Dialogue
Witness
Proclamation
Liturgy, Prayer and Contemplation as Prophetic Dialogue
Liturgy
Prayer and Contemplation
Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation as Prophetic Dialogue
Justice
Peace
Integrity of Creation
Interreligious Dialogue as Prophetic Dialogue
Inculturation as Prophetic Dialogue
Reconciliation as Prophetic Dialogue
Conclusion
Concluding Reflections: On Being Constant in Today's Context
Notes
Index

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