The mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative Hardcover – 17 Nov 2006
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"Chris Wright, known for many important studies in Old Testament ethics and theology, has again written a book that deserves wide circulation. At a time when many biblical scholars continue to emphasize the minutiae of diverse traditions, and at a time when the missionary task of the church is either questioned by postmodern critics or diminished by pragmatic pundits, Wright's new book is a reminder of the unity of Scripture, the importance of sound hermeneutics and exegesis, and the fundamental significance of the missionary calling of the church. Wright demonstrates with consistent and passionate argumentation that the missionary mandate of the church does not simply rest on the great commission in Matthew 28, but that the whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is the result of the very nature of God and of God's people. This book should be a required text for theologians and exegetes, pastors and students, missionaries and Christians in general."--Eckhard J. Schnabel, author of Early Christian Mission and professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
From the Publisher
Ground-breaking, comprehensive new study, showing how a
theology of the mission of God provides a framework within which to read
the whole Bible.
Pays more attention to the Old Testament roots of mission than most other
Three major focal points: God, Israel, the world; themes followed into the
Accessible to non-specialists.
A companion to the author's 'Old Testament Ethics for the People of God'.
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It should be noted that most books on Mission fail to provide an adequate O.T. basis for mission. David Bosch for example in his excellent book `Transforming Mission' gives us little if any. In this book however, Wright ( also a noted OT scholar as well as Missiologist) goes a long way to rectify this imbalance.
'The Mission of God' is not a light read but should be of great interest to all missionaries and Pastors as well as to theology and Bible students. Chris Wright has also designated that the royalties from this book will go to the to worthy charity Langham Literature.
John Goldingay, the author of Old Testament Theology, and professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary writes of it:
"This marvelous book is all I hoped and expected, and more. . . .We are so fortunate to have the mature fruit of a lifetime's reflection on the missional nature of the Bible by this outstanding teacher, scholar and missionary theologian."
If you want an outstanding book on Mission which will be around for years to come: This is it!
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A essential tool in understanding the role and purpose of 'Mission' has God in Christ intended it to be.Published 3 months ago by Mr Denis Haywood
fantastic book you may not agree with all it says but it will make you think and today anything that makes you think is goodPublished on 21 Mar. 2013 by malcolm hendry