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Christianity encountering world religions : the practice of mission in the twenty-first century

Author: Terry C Muck; Frances S Adeney
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, ©2009.
Series: Encountering mission.
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In this major work, two world religion and mission experts present a new relational model for Christians interacting with people of other faiths.
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Muck, Terry C., 1947-
Christianity encountering world religions.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, ©2009
(DLC) 2008051072
(OCoLC)244560686
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry C Muck; Frances S Adeney
ISBN: 9781441259783 1441259783 9781441205261 1441205268
OCLC Number: 847528184
Description: 1 online resource (407 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. 1. Context, text and pre-texts --
Context: the world of religion today --
Text: what the Bible says --
Pre-texts: theology and personality --
pt. 2. Practices: Beyond competition and cooperation --
Universality: reaching out to all, including Christians --
Fellowship: Belonging precedes believing --
Localization: focusing on questions and concerns of the local community --
Commitment: holding ideas with conviction; acting decisively on those ideas; not letting those ideas be divisive --
Freedom: honoring the principle of religious choice --
Effectiveness: allowing the context to determine the form of witness --
Consistency: striving for consistency between methods and goals --
Variety: communicating the Gospel in many forms --
Respect: not disparaging others in order to champion your own; not disparaging your own in order to respect others --
Charity: loving those to whom we witness --
Missional ecumenicity: practicing mission as the joint project of the church --
Jesus, mission innovator: Jesus's model of giftive mission --
pt. 3. Method: how do we do it --
The spiral of knowledge acquisition: learning about new cultures and new religions --
Experiencing: the influence of our personal histories --
Bracketing: putting convictions on hold --
Encountering: learning from a new culture and religion --
Evaluating: appraising the new culture and religion from a Christian viewpoint --
Integrating : reshaping our own views and mission practices --
pt. 4. Giftive Mission --
Metaphors for mission --
The four gifts --
Giftive misssion --
Appendix. Biblical interreligious encounters.
Series Title: Encountering mission.
Responsibility: Terry Muck, Frances Adeney.

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In this major work, two world religion and mission experts present a new relational model for Christians interacting with people of other faiths.

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