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Mission-shaped evangelism : the gospel in contemporary culture

Author: Steve Hollinghurst
Publisher: Norwich, U.K. : Canterbury, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[This book] begins with a key challenge - do we believe God speaks in the cultural context, or only in the Christian tradition? Part One - Listening to God in the cultural context explores the radically changing culture in which the church exists today, the rise of new spiritualities, the secularisation of society and religion's increasingly dubious public image. Part Two - Listening to God in the Christian  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Hollinghurst
ISBN: 9781853118425 1853118427
OCLC Number: 241064090
Description: xiv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Towards a mission-shaped evangelism --
Part one : listening to God in the cultural context --
The collapse of Christendom --
Cultural change and post-Christendom --
The rise of the new spiritualities --
Is society becoming more secular? --
Part two : listening to God in the Christian tradition --
The mission of God in the ancient pagan world --
Jesus the evangelist --
From Jerusalem to the ends of the earth --
The post-apostolic age and the birth of Christendom --
Mission in Christendom and the medieval world --
Mission after the Renaissance --
Part three : mission-shaped evangelism in the twenty-first century --
Reviving cross-cultural evangelism after Christendom --
Mission and the legacy of Christendom --
Good news in today's cultures --
Inculturation or syncretism in the emerging culture? --
Mission in today's temples and market places --
A mission-shaped Christianity for a post-Christendom world.
Responsibility: Steve Hollinghurst.

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A resource for churches and church leaders grappling with mission in this world. This book aims to renew our understanding of what the gospel - literally 'the good news about Jesus' - is for the  Read more...

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