Mission Shaped by Promise

This project will demonstrate how, for confessional Lutheran theology, “Gospel” and “mission” are essential to Christian selfidentity and vocation, and that “promise” is a fruitful vehicle for relating the two, since the nature of both ...

Mission Shaped by Promise

Utilizing resources from Martin Luther and the Lutheran tradition, this study offers an understanding of the gospel as promise as key to addressing the challenge of relating the missio Dei to a generous, constructive approach toward the religious other. In its construction of a Lutheran missiology, it retrieves and reappropriates four resources from the Lutheran tradition: the gospel as promise, the law/gospel distinction, a theology of grace as promise of mercy fulfilled, and a theology of the cross utilizing the hiddenness of God. The law of God as accusing yet webbing humanity to its Creator; the gospel as the comforting promise of mercy; and the hiddenness of God as mystifying form the overarching framework within which the Lutheran missiology presented here seeks to engage the religious other by dialectically relating gospel proclamation and dialogue. Such a view of "mission shaped by promise" offers the paradox of God being both revealed and hidden in the cross as a distinctive contribution to an interreligious dialogue centered on the ambiguity and hiddenness of God.

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Mission Shaped by Promise
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Jukka A. Kääriäinen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-03 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Utilizing resources from Martin Luther and the Lutheran tradition, this study offers an understanding of the gospel as promise as key to addressing the challenge of relating the missio Dei to a generous, constructive approach toward the religious other. In its construction of a Lutheran missiology, it retrieves and reappropriates
The Gospel and Pluralism Today
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Scott W. Sunquist, Amos Yong
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-06 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press

This collection of essays explores the legacy of Lesslie Newbigin's classic work, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, critically analyzing the nature of Western pluralism and discussing the influence of Newbigin's work on the field of missiology. By looking backward, this volume advances a vision for Christian witness in the
Gift and Promise
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Ed Schroeder
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-01 - Publisher: Fortress Press

Gift and Promise shows that the theology of the Augsburg Confession is as much a gift to the world today as it was when first presented in 1530. Building on a book started by Ed Schroeder (three chapters are presented in the first part), nine of his students present the
A Missiology of the Road
Language: en
Pages: 418
Authors: J. Kevin Livingston
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-06 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

David Bosch (1929-1992) was one of the foremost mission theologians of the twentieth century, at once a prolific scholar, committed church leader, and active participant in the global conciliar and evangelical mission movements. Less well known is Bosch's distinctive role in the South African church's struggle against apartheid. After reviewing
Religious Influences in Thai Female Education (1889-1931)
Language: en
Pages: 162
Authors: Runchana Pam Suksod-Barger
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-26 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

In this study Runchana Pam Suksod-Barger examines the impact of religion on female access to education in Thailand from 1889 to 1931--the early Modernization Period in Thailand. Although Thailand had traditionally been a Buddhist nation-state, Protestant missionaries during this era arrived in the country to convert Thais to Christianity. The