In this innovative and radical book, postmodern mission and New Testament studies collide. Perriman examines the mission of the earliest church in its historical context and argues that our context is very different and so our mission cannot simply be a matter of doing exactly what the earliest church did. The key question at the heart of the book is how do we shape a biblical theology of mission for a postbiblical church? Controversially, Perriman maintains that the eschatological crisis faced by the early church -- the coming judgment on the enemies that opposed God's people -- has now been passed with the collapse of the Roman Empire! However, creational disorder is with us all the time. A missiology that is oriented toward a new creation is far more relevant to us now than a missiology oriented toward rescue from the opposition and persecution.