Globalization And The Mission Of The Church

Author by : Neil J. Ormerod
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Description : Various social, political, economic and cultural commentators are presently arguing that human history is reaching a decisive stage in its development, a stage marked by increased interconnection between peoples, the compression of space and time, a sharing of ideas at unprecedented levels, global trade and finance, and so on. The shorthand word used to encompass these phenomena is "globalization". Some embrace it, others reject it, while still others dispute its existence. But with the abundance of literature and debate that it generates, the topic cannot be ignored. From its inception in the missionary mandate of Jesus (Matthew 28), Christianity has had a global dimension to its mission. Christianity is not a spectator to globalization but one of its agents, one of the forces at work which have extended interconnection between peoples, shared ideas and promoted social, political and cultural links. The purpose of the present work is not to provide a complete response to the question of the mission of the church in a globalizing world, but to establish a framework within which answers may be sought. Grounded in the writings of Bernard Lonergan and Robert Doran, it develops a theology of history and addresses the churches response to the impact of globalization on vital, social, cultural, personal and religious values. The project brings together the perspectives of Catholicism and Pentecostalism, the former providing a depth of wisdom and tradition, the latter drawing on the insight of a newly emerging movement that has taken root in every continent with remarkable energy and enthusiasm.


One World Or Many

Author by : Richard Tiplady
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Publisher by : William Carey Library
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Description : This book considers in detail the key drivers of globalization, its contemporary shape, and its implications for world mission. It also looks at the impact of globalization on different contemporary issues affecting mission such as ethnicity, the environment, and global health as well as globalization's effect on more traditional "missionary" questions of the world religions, contextualization, theology, and the church. One World or Many? is written by a variety of authors from all over the world. This book was published in partnership with the World Evangelical Alliance.


The Local Church In A Global Era

Author by : Max L. Stackhouse
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Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : This important volume explores the implications of the emerging global society for the local church and its mission. Written by prominent scholars and missionaries, "The Local Church in a Global Era" examines the relation of Christian theology and ethics to global changes in the family, economics, technology, education, the media and other key spheres of life.


Invitation To World Missions

Author by : Timothy C. Tennent
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Publisher by : Kregel Academic
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Description : A primary resource introducing missions for the passionate follower of Christ


Salvation And Globalization In The Early Jesuit Missions

Author by : Luke Clossey
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This is the first truly global study of the Society of Jesus's early missions. Up to now historians have treated the early-modern Catholic missionary project as a disjointed collection of regional missions rather than as a single world-encompassing example of religious globalization. Luke Clossey shows how the vast distances separating missions led to logistical problems of transportation and communication incompatible with traditional views of the Society as a tightly centralized military machine. In fact, connections unmediated by Rome sprung up between the missions throughout the seventeenth century. He follows trails of personnel, money, relics and information between missions in seventeenth-century China, Germany and Mexico, and explores how Jesuits understood space and time and visualized universal mission and salvation. This pioneering study demonstrates that a global perspective is essential to understanding the Jesuits and will be required reading for historians of Catholicism and the early-modern world.


The Church In Mission

Author by : Betril Ekstrom
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Publisher by : Globalization of Mission
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Description : What does it mean today to be a church totally committed to the gospel and fully engaged in God's mission? What major religious and sociological trends in our world are affecting the role of the global church and local churches? How must we understand and be prepared to face these trends? How do we define "church" in the twenty-first century, being faithful to the Scriptures and at the same time relevant to a generation that does not believe in the institutional church anymore? What are some good models of missional churches in different regions of the world that will encourage and inspire those who long to see a church making difference in society and in the world? These are some of the issues that the book you are holding in your hands addresses. There are certainly no final answers and magical forms; rather, we present a broad and deep discussion on how the gospel should be lived out by Jesus' followers in our time and through our communities. Questions are raised and analyzed both from the perspective of a local church as well as from a global and general understanding of the Christian church. Some of our examples will focus more on local realities, others more on global challenges. The first part of the book is dedicated to a biblical and theological reflection on gospel, church, and mission. It includes Old and New Testament studies on the theological implications of being church, based on the biblical narrative. The second part deals with a variety of contemporary missiological issues related to the broader theme of church and mission. Different perspectives from current discussions and dialogues around the globe are included, covering both ideological reflections and practical aspects of being a mission-shaped church. The third part presents regional and national case studies that show the enormous creativity in church planting and engagement of local communities in their own societies. Models applied in the secularized Europe are contrasted to ways of functioning as church in fast growing congregations in the global South.


Towards Global Missional Leadership

Author by : Kirk Franklin
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The depth and complexity of interconnected global issues facing church and mission leadership today cannot be ignored. Leaders within global church and mission movements are challenged to respond to effects of globalization and other factors upon the mission of God. Rather than modifying existing models of leadership, there is critical need to understand an emerging global missional leadership paradigm against the backdrop of a world full of discontinuous change. The purpose of this book is to shine light on key elements contributing to the development of a global missional mindset among leadership in church and mission movements within the context of the missio Dei.


Paradigms Of The Church In Mission

Author by : Augusto Rodriguez
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : In this book Augusto Rodriguez provides a historical survey of the different paradigms of Christianity in order to understand how and why the church has changed her concept of being the church and of mission. This book will help in understanding how the different paradigms of Christianity, throughout history, have changed the church's self-understanding of being the church and of mission. Rodriguez's aim is to provide an opportunity for Christians to see the different paradigms the church has gone through and understand the present situation of the church in order to live out as fully as possible the New Testament understanding of its mission and better accomplish the task.


World Of Difference

Author by : Richard Tiplady
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Publisher by : Authentic Media
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Description : Globalization and postmodernity are changing the world that we live in. Increasing choice and diversity are primary features of these trends. Like a child at a candy counter, we can now mix and match the food we eat, clothes we wear, films we watch, and games we play. In this new world of difference, what is local is also international, and with this increase in options comes the power to affect others elsewhere. How should Christians view our ever-expanding options? What are the implications for the mission of the Church both locally and worldwide? How will individuals, churches, and Christian organizations need to respond if they are to have an impact in this diversifying world? World of Difference analyzes contemporary culture from a Christian perspective and offers models and structures for the future shape and practice of mission in the 21st century.


Engaging Globalization Mission In Global Community

Author by : Bryant L. Myers
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Publisher by : Baker Academic
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Description : Globalization is speeding up our world, extending our relationships globally and bringing us closer together in positive and not-so-positive ways. The church and many Christians, however, remain largely unaware of its seductive power, resulting in a failure of vision for mission in today's world. This up-to-date resource by a veteran leader in global development work with World Vision orients readers to the history of globalization and to a Christian theological perspective on it, explores concrete realities by focusing on global poverty, and helps readers reimagine Christian mission in ways that announce the truly good news of Christ and God's kingdom. Diagrams and sidebars that incorporate the voices of global partners are included. This is the second book in a new series that reframes missiological themes and studies for students using/featuring the common theme of mission as partnership with Christians.


Connect

Author by : Tim Jeffery
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Publisher by : Authentic
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Description : Connect! Is a wake-up call for the church to respond and act to the challenges of globalization. Encouraging churches to get directly involved in mission, rather than going via mission agencies, Connect! will launch the 21st century church into a new paradigm of mission. In Connect! Tim Jeffery and Steve Chalke recognize the new and exciting opportunities the Christian church has to work together as a global network. The global church is undergoing radical changes. The influx of churches in Africa, Latin America and Asia is forcing the western church, once the center of world Christianity, to consider new and different ways of doing mission. In a globalized, interconnected world we have the tools we need to truly be God's global community learning and growing together. Joining the mindset, technology and infrastructure of globalization with the mission focus of the church, the authors show how we can become part of this global family.


The Church Going Glocal

Author by : Tormod Engelsviken
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Publisher by : Wipf & Stock Pub
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Description : Endorsements: ""Time will show whether the term (glocal) will establish itself as more than a clever play of words. The following pages indicate that it may well deserve to be adopted as a meaningful ecclesiological concept. In fact, it might have been coined already on the basis of New Testament ecclesiology itself without the midwifery of today's globalization . . . The New Testament church is . . . universal and local at the same time. The universal, one and holy apostolic church appears in local manifestations. Missiologically speaking . . . the church can take courage as she faces the increasing impact of globalization on local communities today. Being from her very birth both universal and concrete the church is geared for the challenging simultaneity of the global and the local. Our question to ask is how her dual nature may best be expressed to enhance her continuous witness to Christ--locally and globally."" From the Foreword by Professor Emeritus Jan-Martin Berentsen ""This book provides thought-provoking and inspiring reading for all concerned with mission in the 21st century. I have been challenged by its contributions to rethink our Gospel ministries in our new local contexts marked by globalization, migration and with Muslims as our neighbors. With its biblical foundation, its missiological reflection and interaction with contemporary society I warmly recommend this volume for study and pray that it will renew our passion for the Gospel and compassion for people."" Rt. Rev. Ole Chr M Kvarme, Bishop of Oslo About the Contributor(s): Tormod Engelsviken is Professor at the MF Norwegian School of Theology and Editor of Norwegian Journal of Missiology. Erling Lundeby is Associate Professor at Fjellhaug International University College and has served in Kenya with the Norwegian Lutheran Mission and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya. Dagfinn Solheim is Associate Professor at Fjellhaug International University College and has published The Missionary Movement within the Lutheran Church.


Apologia

Author by : Max L. Stackhouse
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Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : A bold attempt to provide a unifying vision to guide the efforts of theological education in a global context characterized by pluralism and relativism. Discusses the training of individuals for ministry in seminaries around the world. Deals with questions (1) is there a common or shared vision for ecumenical seminaries and (2) what is the vision?


Globalisation Volume 2

Author by : Allan Boesak
Languange : en
Publisher by : AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
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Description : In the course of three years, the Globalisation Project has gathered experts from a variety of disciplines to reflect together on globalisation, its origins, its manifestations and consequences, particularly for the Christian religion and for Christian churches today. This second volume on this theme in the Beyers Naud‚ Series, also represents a selection of papers that were presented at consultations of the Joint Project, in this case during those held at Stellenbosch and Emden, Germany, in 2009.


Piety And Plurality

Author by : Glenn Thomas Miller
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Description : I began studying American theological education in the 1970s, and Piety and Plurality is the third of three studies. In Piety and Intellect, I examined the colonial and nineteenth-century search for a form of theological education that was true to the church's confessional traditions and responsible to the intellectual demands of the age. In Piety and Profession, I described how that model was modified under the impact of the new biblical criticism and by the American belief in professionalism. In this volume, I have tried to bring the story up to date. Unfortunately, I did not find one unifying theme for the period. Rather, theological education seemed to move forward on a number of different levels, each with its own story. Here I have tried to capture some of the dynamics of this movement and to indicate how theological educators have struggled with the plurality in their midst. In the process, theological education has learned to live with its contradictions and problems. As important as the stories are, however, there is also the story of the schools' struggles to live in the midst of a constant financial crisis that checked development at every stage.


Pentecostal Churches In Transition

Author by : Shane Clifton
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Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : The global growth of Pentecostal movements during the course of the twentieth century has been widely documented although, to date, there has been little written on their developing ecclesiology. After making the case for a concrete rather than idealised approach to ecclesiology, this book describes and analyses the transitions that have framed the ways in which Australian Pentecostals have understood church life and mission. From a loosely knit faith missions movement, to congregational free church structures, to the so-called apostolic models of mega-churches, Australian pentecostalism stands as a microcosmos of ecclesial developments that have occurred throughout the world. This book, therefore, provides a means of reflecting upon what has been gained and lost in the process of ecclesiological change.


Renewing The Evangelical Mission

Author by : Richard Lints
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Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : The "culture story" of evangelicalism during the second half of the twentieth century has been well told. It is important now to think about the theological mission of the church in an ever-increasing post-Christian and post-partisan context. What is the theologian's calling at the beginning of the third millennium? How do global realities impact the mission of evangelical theology? What sense can be made of the unity of evangelical theology in light of its many diverse voices? This collection of essays draws together a stellar roster of evangelical thinkers with significant institutional memory of the evangelical movement who nonetheless see new opportunities for the evangelical voice in the years ahead. Contributors: Os Guinness Michael S. Horton Richard Lints Bruce McCormack Mark Noll J. I. Packer Gary Parrett Rodney Peterson Cornelius Plantinga Tite Tienou Kevin J. Vanhoozer Adonis Vidu Miroslav Volf


The Oxford Handbook Of Christianity And Economics

Author by : Paul Oslington
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The new interdisciplinary field of Christianity and economics deals with the important and difficult questions that cluster at the boundary of these disciplines, drawing on contemporary theory and empirical findings in both fields, with roots in older discourses. This landmark volume surveys the field and advances the discussion. It deploys historical, economic, and theological analysis to search for answers.


The Mission To Proclaim And To Celebrate Christian Existence

Author by : Peter De Mey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peeters Pub & Booksellers
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Description : Omnes Gentes is a collaborative effort between Missio-Belgium, the International Lumen Vitae Institute for Catechesis and Pastoral Studies (Brussels), the Faculty of Theology (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), and the Facult de thologie et de droit canonique (Universit Catholique Louvain-la-Neuve). Omnes Gentes believes that the Gospel about Jesus Christ constitutes a challenging and life giving message for all people. The first part of this volume, "A Mission Statement for Today's Christians," contains the contributions of the first Omnes Gentes conference (2003). As the title suggests, this conference intended to make a statement on the missionary task of all Christians. In many contributions by Belgian and international scholars it is emphasized that mission is no longer seen as a unidirectional movement, starting from the Western Church, and that the Church in Belgium and Europe is a missionary Church as well. In the second part of this volume, "Rituals for Life," the contributions of the second Omnes Gentes conference (2004) are gathered. The fruitful exchanges between scholars from Belgium, Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ukraine and the United States made it possible to reflect on the anthropological, ritual, liturgical and theological dimensions of a "lively" Christian liturgy.


Interpreting Contemporary Christianity

Author by : Ogbu Kalu
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Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : In this multidisciplinary interpretation of world Christianity and the changing shape of the global religious landscape, scholars consider the complex dynamics shaping Christianity's recent expansion in all parts of the globe. They view the explanations of homogenization or American cultural influence as being necessarily limited and point to the far more varied intersections of external influence and indigenous appropriation. The geographical coverage and the voices from various corners of the globe exemplify the shift of Christianity's center of gravity away from the northern hemisphere. New voices, new methods, and new perspectives emerge here. Book jacket.


Mission As Globalization

Author by : David W. Scott
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Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : This book examines the history of Methodist mission work in Southeast Asia at the turn of the twentieth century by using metaphors taken from the language of globalization to help understand the transnational social, economic, political, and religious connections developed by the mission.


Beyond Empire

Author by : Jonathan Ingleby
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Christian mission has been linked for good and ill with colonialism. But what is its relation to postcolonialsm, to a world which has gone 'beyond empire' but has not necessarily fully taken into account its colonial past? Postcolonialism offers a lens through which we can re-read Scripture and re-view the history of our times. Topics such as migration, the fate of indigenous peoples, hybridity, the postcolonial city, development, and many more, come into focus in this book. The discussion then leads naturally to a fresh expression of the nature of the Kingdom of God and the mission of the church.


Pentecostal Churches In Transition

Author by : Shane Clifton
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Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : This book develops an ecclesiological method used to describe and analyse the transitions in culture and structure of Australian Pentecostal churches during the course of the twentieth century. These changes provide a case study of global developments in Pentecostalism.


Undying Fire

Author by : Ronald Wayne Young, OMI
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Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : The Holy Spirit is the principal agent of the mission to evangelize in the world of the present. However, sometimes little is understood about the foundations of the Church’s mission and evangelization in relation to the Holy Spirit. This is a book intended to articulate, clarify and refine the understanding of this vital relationship. In this way, the call of the Church to be faithful and discerning of her mission may always be lived inspired by the light of the undying fire, the Holy Spirit.


Engaging The World

Author by : Afe Adogame
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Publisher by : Regnum Edinburgh Centenary
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Description : This volume deals with the lived experiences and expressions of Christians in diverse communities across the globe. Christian communities do not live in a vacuum but in complex, diverse social-cultural contexts; within wider communities of different faith and social realities. Power, identity and community are key issues in considering Christian communities in contemporary contexts. Also important is the nature and texture of mission; while a reflection on 'context' is a priority in working to improve peoples and communities. The interrelated themes: poverty, suffering and marginalized communities; globalization and the reproduction of hierarchies; Christianity and socio-political action; identity, gender and power; the interface of migration, diaspora and ethnicity; and HIV/AIDS, church and mission, were explored by academics, researchers, church leaders, religious non- governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, as well as policy makers. Such a multidimensional perspective was necessary for critical thinking about how missions is articulated and practiced in contemporary contexts and also towards charting new directions for engagement in Christian Mission in the 21st century. Engaging the World illuminates the transformative assemblage of fragmented worlds by vulnerable Christian communities in manifold mission contexts. In a multi-faceted approach the volume highlights the social reality of contemporary Christianity from a perspective of diaspora, migration, and minority experiences. With its focus on immigrant Christianities the book explores ethical problems manifest in world society. By covering issues of poverty alleviation, ethnicity or epidemics such as HIV and AIDS, the authors bridge concepts of holistic mission with the social engagement of secular actors in society. Likewise, the local agency of congregations and churches is webbed into transnational networks to stage the reconstructive dynamics of marginalized Christian communities. In short, the contributions present contextual immigrant theologies of empowerment in a globalising world. In this way the volume revisits the connection between local agencies and the omni-directional dynamics of global Christianity whose complexity may be termed 'rhizomatic' in character. Prof. Dr. Andreas Heuser, Extra-European Christianity, Basel University Afe Adogame is Senior Lecturer in World Christianity and Religious Studies at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. He served as Convener of Commission 7: ""Christian Communities in contemporary contexts"" during the Centenary of the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh, 2010. His latest books are: The African Christian Diaspora: New Currents and Emerging Trends in World Christianity (2013); and (eds) Religion on the Move? New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World (2013). Janice A. McLean is a member of the faculty at City Seminary of New York. She is co-editor of Understanding World Christianity: The Vision and Work of Andrew F. Walls (Orbis 2012) and author of several articles on immigrant churches, and urban youth and religion. Anderson Jeremiah is an ordained Anglican Priest. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion of Lancaster University and the author of Community and Worldview among Paraiyars of South India: Lived' Religion (2012).