- Series: The Gospel and Our Culture Series (GOCS)
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Eerdmans; Reprint edition (February 9, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780802843500
- ISBN-13: 978-0802843500
- ASIN: 0802843506
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (The Gospel and Our Culture Series (GOCS)) Paperback – February 9, 1998
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"This stimulating volume challenges its readers to re-examine two fundamental concepts: their understanding of the nature of the church and their understanding of mission. . . This book is a must-read not only for missiologists but also for pastors and anyone interested in the renewal and revitalization of the church as it enters a new millennium."
"This is a book worthy of study and consideration, especially for those who take seriously the changes that have impacted culture and church in North America. It is a provocative work that pleads for significant renewal of 'Communities of the Holy Spirit' in face of established institutions that have become accommodated to the American way of life."
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What would a theology of the church look like that took seriously the fact that North America is now itself a mission field? This question lies at the foundation of this volume written by an ecumenical team of six noted missiologists - Lois Barrett, Inagrace T. Dietterich, Darrell L. Guder, George R. Hunsberger, Alan J. Roxburgh, and Craig Van Gelder. The result of a three-year research project undertaken by The Gospel and Our Culture Network, this book issues a firm challenge for the church to recover its missional call right here in North America. The authors examine today's secular culture and the church's loss of dominance in contemporary society. They then present a biblically based theology that takes seriously the church's missional vocation and draw out the consequences of this theology for the structure and institutions of the church.
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My biggest issue is that some chapters flow beautifully and some chapters are like trying to run through neck deep maple syrup. I believe this is due to the multiple authors and their distinct writing styles.
This volume is deep and academic in tone, but for the pastor or scholar wanting to get a better understanding of the missional church movement today, it will not disappoint.