Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission

ISBN-10: 1570759480
ISBN-13: 9781570759482
Edition: 20th 2011
Authors: David J. Bosch
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List price: $35.00
Edition: 20th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 660
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

'Transforming Mission' is widely recognized as a historic and magisterial contribution to the study of mission. Examining the entire sweep of Christian tradition, David Bosch shows how five paradigms have historically encapsulated the Christian understanding of mission.

Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Preface to the Series
In Memoriam: David J. Bosch, 1929-1992
Foreword
Abbreviations
Introduction. Mission: The Contemporary Crisis
Between Danger and Opportunity
The Wider Crisis
Foundation, Aim, and Nature of Mission
From Confidence to Malaise
A "Pluriverse" of Missiology
Mission: An Interim Definition
New Testament Models of Mission
Reflections on the New Testament as a Missionary Document
The Mother of Theology
Mission in the Old Testament
Bible and Mission
Jesus and Israel
An All-inclusive Mission
And the Gentiles?
Salient Features of Jesus' Person and Ministry
Jesus and the Reign of God
Jesus and the Law (the Torah)
Jesus and His Disciples
Mission from the Perspective of Easter
The Early Christian Mission
The Missionary Practice of Jesus and the Early Church
Where the Early Church Failed
Were There Any Alternatives?
Matthew: Mission as Disciple-Making
A "Great Commission"?
Matthew and His Community
Contradictions in Matthew
Matthew and Israel
Matthew and "the Nations"
Key Notions in Matthew's Gospel
"Teaching Them to Observe All..."
The Sermon on the Mount
God's Reign and Justice-Righteousness
"Make Disciples ..."
Modelled on Jesus, and Yet...
Matthew's Paradigm: Missionary Discipleship
Luke-Acts: Practicing Forgiveness and Solidarity with the Poor
The Significance of Luke
Jew, Samaritan, and Gentile in Luke-Acts
The Difference between the Gospel and Acts
The Gentile Mission in Luke 4:16-30
Encounters with Samaritans
Luke's "Great Commission "
The Jewishness of Luke
Jerusalem
To the Jews First, and to the Gentiles
The Division of Israel
A Tragic Story
Gospel for the Poor�And the Rich
The Poor in Luke's Gospel
And the Rich?
Jesus in Nazareth
Evangelist of the Rich?
All Are in Need of Repentance
Salvation in Luke-Acts
No More Vengeance!
The Inexplicable Volte-Face
Isaiah 61 in the First Century ad
Vengence Superseded!
The Lukan Missionary Paradigm
Mission in Paul: Invitation to Join the Eschatological Community
First Missionary: First Theologian
Paul's Conversion and Call
Paul's Missionary Strategy
Mission to the Metropolises
Paul and His Colleagues
Paul"s Apostolic Self-Consciousness
Paul's Missionary Motivation
A Sense of Concern
A Sense of Responsibility
A Sense of Gratitude
Mission and the Triumph of God
The Apocalyptic Paul
The Christian Church and Apocalyptic
Apocalyptic's New Center of Gravity
New Life in Christ
The Nations 'Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
Paul's Universalism
Apocalyptic and Ethics
The Law, Israel, and the Gentiles
Paul and Judaism
The Function of the Law
Unconditional Acceptance
The Problem of Unrepentant Israel
Romans 9-11
The Church: The Interim Eschatological Community
Ekklesia in Paul
Baptism and the Transcending of Barriers
For the Sake of the World
The Pauline Missionary Paradigm
Historical Paradigms of Mission
Paradigm Changes in Missiology
Six Epochs
The Paradigm Theory of Thomas Kuhn
Paradigm Shifts in Theology
Paradigms in Missiology
The Missionary Paradigm of the Eastern Church
"To the Jew First but also to the Greek"
The Church and Its Context
The Church and the Philosophers
Eschatology
Gnosticism
The Church in Eastern Theology
Mission in Non-Roman Asia
The Patristic and Orthodox Missionary Paradigm
The First Paradigm Shift: An Interim Balance
The Medieval Roman Catholic Missionary Paradigm
Changed Context
The Individualization of Salvation
The Ecclesiasticization of Salvation
Mission between Church and State
Indirect and Direct "Missionary Wars"
Colonialism and Mission
The Mission of Monasticism
The Medieval Paradigm: An Appraisal
The Missionary Paradigm of the Protestant Reformation
The Nature of the New Movement
The Reformers and Mission
Lutheran Orthodoxy and Mission
The Pietist Breakthrough
Second Reformation and Puritanism
Ambivalences in the Reformation Paradigm
Mission in the Wake of the Enlightenment
Contours of the Enlightenment Worldview
Enlightenment and Christian Faith
ission in the Mirror of the Enlightenment
Church and State
Forces of Renewal
The Second Awakening
The Nineteenth Century
The Twentieth Century
Missionary Motifs in the Enlightenment Era
The Glory of God
"Constrained by Jesus 'Love"?
The Gospel and Culture
Mission and Manifest Destiny
Mission and Colonialism
Mission and the Millennium
Voluntarism
Missionary Fervor, Optimism, and Pragmatism
The Biblical Motif
Modern Missionary Motives and Motifs�A Profile
Toward a Relevant Missiology
The Emergence of a Postmodern Paradigm
The End of the Modern Era
The Challenge to the Enlightenment
The Expansion of Rationality
Beyond the Subject-Object Scheme
Rediscovery of the Teleological Dimension
The Challenge to Progress Thinking
A Fiduciary Framework
Chastened Optimism
Toward Interdependence
Mission in a Time of Testing
Elements of an Emerging Ecumenical Missionary Paradigm
Mission as the Church-With-Others
Church and Mission
Shifts in Missionary Thinking
"Missionary by Its Very Nature"
God's Pilgrim People
Sacrament, Sign, and Instrument
Church and Worl
Rediscovering the Local Church
Creative Tension
Mission as Missio Dei
Mission as Mediating Salvation
Traditional Interpretations of Salvation
Salvation in the Modern Paradigm
Crisis in the Modern Understanding of Salvation
Toward Comprehensive Salvation
Mission as the Quest for Justice
The Legacy of History
The Tension between Justice and Love
The Two Mandates
A Convergence of Convictions
Mission as Evangelism
Evangelism: A Plethora of Definitions
Toward a Constructive Understanding of Evangelism
Mission as Contextualization
The Genesis of Contextual Theology
The Epistemological Break
The Ambiguities of Contextualization
Mission as Liberation
From Development to Liberation
"God's Preferential Option for the Poor"
Liberal Theology and Liberation Theology
The Marxist Connection
Integral Liberation
Mission as Inculturation
The Vicissitudes of Accommodation and Indigenization
Twentieth-Century Developments
Toward Inculturation
The Limits of Inculturation
Interculturation
Mission as Common Witness
The (Re)birth of the Ecumenical Idea in Mission
Catholics, Mission, and Ecumenism
Unity in Mission; Mission in Unity
Mission as Ministry by the Whole People of God
The Evolution of the Ordained Ministry
The Apostolate of the Laity
Forms of Ministry
Mission as Witness to People of Other Living Faiths
The Shifting Scene
Postmodern Responses?
Dialogue and Mission
Mission as Theology
Mission Marginalized
From a Theology of Mission to a Missionary Theology
What Missiology Can and Cannot Do
Mission as Action in Hope
The "Eschatology Office" Closed
The Blurring of the Eschatological Horizon
The "Eschatology Office " Reopened
Extreme Eschatologization of Mission
History as Salvation
Eschatology and Mission in Creative Tension
Mission in Many Modes
Is Everything Mission?
Faces of the Church-in-Mission
Whither Mission?
Conclusion to the Anniversary Edition: The Continuing Transformation of Mission: David J. Bosch's Living Legacy: 1991-2011
The Work and Life of David Jacobus Bosch
Beyond Biblical Foundations of Mission
Theology of Mission as the Mission of Theology
Africa and Other Contexts
After Christendom: Mission to the West and the Emergence of "Missional Theology"
Transforming the Study and Teaching of Mission
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Scriptural References
Index of Subjects
Index of Authors and Personal Names

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