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Be my witnesses : the church's mission, message, and messengers

Author: Darrell L Guder
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©1985.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Darrell L Guder
ISBN: 0802800513 9780802800510
OCLC Number: 12081976
Description: xiv, 237 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part One: Toward a theology of the church's mission --
Chapter One. The church's place and purpose in salvation history --
1.1 The power of the presuppositions --
1.2 Called to serve --
1.3 Christ in salvation history --
1.4 The church as part of the gospel --
Chapter Two. The Incarnation: the what and the how of God's action --
2.1 God's way of disclosing Himself --
2.2 The incarnation of Christ and the continuing enfleshment of the gospel --
2.3The church as the body of Christ --
Part Two: The church's mandate: be my witnesses --
Chapter Three. The vision of the church in Acts --
3.1 From Jerusalem to the end of the earth --
3.2 "Be my witnesses" --
3.3 The enabling event of Pentecost --
3.4 The community of witness --
Chapter Four. Realism about the church --
4.1 The disappointment of history --
4.2 The sobering challenge of the institutional church --
Part Three: Defining the church's mission incarnationally --
Chapter Five. What is the gospel? --
5.1 Saying too much and saying too little --
5.2 Some summary statements --
5.3 Doing modest theology of the church --
Chapter Six. Being the witnesses: the equipping community of witness --
6.1 The risks of defining witness as persons --
6.2 Being and becoming the witness --
6.3 The "equipping community" as presupposition for being the witness --
Chapter Seven. Doing the witness: Christian action as witness. 7.1 Incarnation instead of abstraction --
7.2 "Saved to serve" --
7.3 The inward dimensions of doing the witness --
7.4 The outward dimensions of doing the witness --
Chapter Eight. Saying the witness: understanding evangelization --
8.1 "Evangelization" rather than "evangelism" --
8.2 The possibility of evangelization --
8.3 The necessity of evangelization --
8.4 The inward dimensions of evangelization --
Chapter Nine: Saying the witness in the world: incarnational evangelization --
9.1 "Earning the right to be heard" --
9.2 Every witness an evangelist --
9.3 The gift of evangelists --
9.4 The prophetic witness --
Part Four: Becoming the church of incarnational witness --
Chapter Ten: Correcting the church's course --
10.1 A Cautionary approach to criticism --
10.1 Changing how the church views itself --
10.2 Changing how the church views itself --
10.3 "In but not of the world" --
10.4 The cultural bondage of the gospel --
Chapter Eleven: Ministry for incarnational witness --
11.1 General ministry and specialized ministry --
11.2 Equipping the equipping community --
11.3 The authority of ministry --
Chapter Twelve: On not separating the inseparable --
12.1 An appeal for theological unity --
12.2 The inseparable in our concept of salvation --
12.3 The inseparable in our concept of the church.
Responsibility: Darell L. Guder.

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