A Missiology of the Road: Early Perspectives in David Bosch's Theology of Mission and Evangelism
By: J. Kevin Livingston (author)Paperback
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David Bosch (1929-1992) was one of the foremost mission theologians of the twentieth century; a prolific scholar, committed church leader and active participant in the global conciliar and evangelical mission movements. His distinctive role in the South African church's struggle against apartheid is less well known, however. After reviewing Bosch's background and exploring key themes in his understanding of mission and evangelism, Livingston explores Bosch's legacy from the perspective of the missionary nature of the church. The church is God's kingdom community, acting as a witness to and instrument of the coming reign of God. The church is God's alternative community, simultaneously set apart from the world but also existing for the sake of the world, exemplifying the radical implications of Christ's new community. It is also God's reconciled and reconciling community, serving as a sign and embodiment of God's love in Christ. For those acquainted with Bosch only as the author of his magisterial Transforming Mission, A Missiology of the Road shows how Bosch integrated his theology and practice in a faithful, contextually relevant way within South Africa and the global church.
Kevin Livingston is Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. He has served as a missionary in Mexico and as a pastor in congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction Part One: David Bosch in Context 1 Apartheid and Afrikaner Identity 2 Bosch's Theological Pilgrimage: A Biographical Sketch Part Two: Bosch's Theology of Mission and Evangelism 3 Theology, Mission and Missiology: Bosch's Theological Method 4 The Historical and Theological Context of Mission: Major Motifs in Bosch's Thought 5 The Biblical Foundation for Mission 6 Mission, Evangelism and Church Growth Part Three: Crucial Theological Dimensions for a Missionary Church Introduction: The Missionary Nature of the Church as the Theological Horizon for Bosch's Missiology 7 The Eschatological Dimension of the Missionary Church: the Church as Witness to the Kingdom of God 8 The Ecclesial Dimension of the Missionary Church: the Church as God's
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