A Theology of Christian Mission: What Should the Church Seek to Accomplish
By: Pieter Verster (editor), A.Van De Beek (foreword_author)Hardback
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This work examines the purpose of the religious mission. Following Christ who Himself showed absolute humility, the essence of missions should be to humbly, but also boldly, proclaim the salvation in Him. Following this rationale, the study argues for its application to continent of Africa where poverty should be considered from the perspective of human beings' responsibility before God.
Dr. Verster holds two doctorates, in Missiology and Science of Religion and in Dogmatics and Christian Ethics, from the University of Pretoria. He is a graded researcher of the National Research Foundation (South Africa).
Foreword by Dr. A. van de Beek; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. God's turning towards man; 2. Atonement and reconciliation; 3. Mission and the ministry of reconciliation; 4. The theology of reconciliation as missional model; 5. Mission and the glory and lordship of Christ- A Pauline perspective; 6. A Christocentric approach to the reformed doctrine as mission's point of departure; 7. Mission in humility: A perspective on Paul; 8. "And Africa will be saved!"? - Reflections on the church, the mission and the need of sub-Saharan Africa; 9. The empowerment of the poor; 10. Muslim evangelism: a continuing discussion; 11. Pluralism; Bibliography; Index.
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