Constants in Context

Constants in Context
Author: Stephen B. Bevans,Roger P. Schroeder,Roger Schroeder
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2004-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781608330287

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"Mission is handicapped without a sound biblical theology of mission and an understanding of the history of mission leading up to our current context. Constants in Context offers both of these elements. It is mission theology in historical perspective and/or a history of mission that is grounded theologically. The authors describe it as a systematic theology with mission at its core, and a church history shaped by the constant but always contextual Christian traditions. Furthermore it is a constructive contribution to how mission theology needs to be practical and lived out through today's church and in our world. Written collaboratively by Roman Catholic writers Stephen Bevans and Roger Schroeder, both Missionaries of the Divine Word (SVDs). It is a particularly insightful in regard to the history and the various streams of Catholic mission but it also addresses and learns from the other traditions of the church. In fact, one of the book's strengths is its attention to neglected aspects and hidden stories of church and mission history. As a result it is gratifying to be inspired by non-European mission, women in mission and various forgotten or often ignored branches of the church. The book is in three sections: first, there is a framework for cultural contexts and theological constants; second, an in-depth exploration of historical stages and different models for mission; and third, a presentation of theological frameworks for mission. The third section concludes with a case for 'mission as prophetic dialogue' being the most appropriate model for 21st century mission." -- Amazon.com.

Essays in Contextual Theology

Essays in Contextual Theology
Author: Steve Bevans
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2018-06-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9789004363083

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A collection of essays on the nature of contextual theology, criteria for orthodoxy, prophetic dialogue, conversion, culture and other relevant topics as Christian faith and particular contexts encounter one another.

Translating the Message

Translating the Message
Author: Lamin Sanneh
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2015-02-25
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781608331482

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Contextual Theology for the Twenty First Century

Contextual Theology for the Twenty First Century
Author: Stephen B. Bevans,Katalina Tahaafe-Williams
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2011-10-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781630879600

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Scholars from the United States, Latin America, and Oceania reflect in this volume on the importance of contextual theology for our twenty-first century. Contextual theology offers fresh voices from every culture, and not just from the West. It calls for new ways of doing theology that embrace cultural values, but at the same time challenges them to the core. And it opens up new and fresh topics out of which and about which people can theologize. If the church is to be faithful to its mission, it needs to provide a feast at which all can be nourished.

Dictionary of Mission

Dictionary of Mission
Author: Karl Muller,Theo Sundermeier,Stephen B. Bevans,Richard H. Bliese
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2006-01-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781597525497

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ÒConceived and developed by two of Europe's most eminent missiologists, in the country where the scientific and sustained study of mission first took shape, [the 'Dictionary of Mission'] represents the finest of the chorus of voices that comprise contemporary missiology . . . The choice of topics and the authors to address them reflects what Christian mission has become: a genuinely worldwide and ecumenical phenomenon. That there would be entries on regional theological developments is indicative of how the world church is developing. A host of other topics here explored show too how the landscape of mission is changing. Taken as a whole, then, the 'Dictionary of Mission' is a road map through this exciting and challenging terrain. --from the Foreword

Mission on the Road to Emmaus

Mission on the Road to Emmaus
Author: Cathy Ross,Steve Bevans
Publsiher: SCM Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-01-31
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780334049098

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Cathy Ross and Steve Bevans are two of the biggest names in the study of mission and missiology worldwide. Cathy is director of OxCEPT at Ripon College Cuddesdon and Steve Bevans is teaching missiology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. The contributors in the book consider mission through the lens of ‘prophetic dialogue'. The book consciously tries to bring a fresh approach – introducing some newer themes (identity, creation, migration) and bringing a different perspective on some older themes by grouping them in this way. It is theological rather than issues-based and involves both older and newer contributors. The book is aimed at scholars and students of missiology in the UK, the US and worldwide. It is also a contribution to the study of world Christianity and contextual theology. Contributors include Jonny Baker, Kirsteen Kim, Gavin d'Costa, Emma Wild-Wood, Robert Schreiter and S. Mark Heim.

Prophetic Dialogue

Prophetic Dialogue
Author: Stephen B. Bevans,Roger P. Schroeder
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2011
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781570759116

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A collection of essays that demonstrates that to be effective in the twenty-first century, mission must be prophetic as it encounters other cultures and religious traditions. "When we speak as mission as dialogue, then, we are about as far away from imagining mission as 'conquering the world for Christ' and missionaries as 'marines of the Catholic Church' as we probably can get. There has indeed been a radical shift, both in the world in which the church does mission and within the church's own consciousness of the goodness and even holiness of that world." These words from one of the essays in this superb collection clearly demonstrate the changing of mission today. In this volume, Fathers Bevans and Schroeder address a primary challenge faced by Christians missioners today: How can they bring the Christian tradition to interact respectfully and effectively with members of other cultures and traditions from around the globe and still be prophetic?

Transforming Mission Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission

Transforming Mission  Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission
Author: David J. Bosch
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 657
Release: 2011
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781608331468

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"David Bosch's Transforming Mission, now available in over a dozen languages, is widely recognized as an historic and magisterial contribution to the study of mission. Examining the entire sweep of Christian tradition, he shows how five paradigms have historically encapsulated the Christian understanding of mission and then outlines the characteristics of an emerging postmodern paradigm dialectically linking the transcendent and imminent dimensions of salvation. In this new anniversary edition, Darrel Guder and Martin Reppenhagen explore the impact of Bosch s work and the unfolding application of his seminal vision." --