Picturing Christian Witness: New Testament Images of Disciples in Mission

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 03 մյս, 2006 թ. - 263 էջ

Christian mission in previous centuries often drew on images of imperial expansion and war. Today, foreign mission in so-called restricted-access countries is envisioned as a kind of holy espionage. But are “civilizing” crusades and warfare, even covert, appropriate images to associate with the good news of Jesus Christ?

In Picturing Christian Witness, missiologist Stanley Skreslet searches for new, more holistic images of mission from Scripture. Skreslet undertakes a novel exegetical study of mission in the New Testament that focuses on the first followers of Jesus. Skreslet highlights five actions that depict the witness of these disciples: announcing good news, sharing Christ with friends, interpreting the gospel, shepherding, and building/planting. After carefully examining key biblical passages, he draws out the implications of these five images for the theology of mission and lets each image take shape visually through an array of Western and non-Western art.

Picturing Christian Witness will provoke students of mission and of the Bible to imagine what mission will look like when actively embodied by contemporary disciples of Jesus.

 

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Images and Mission
1
New Images of Mission
15
An Attempt at Another Approach
18
In the Chapters That Follow
29
Announcing Good News
37
An Apprenticeship in Mission
39
Proclaimers of Good News in Acts
48
Announcers of Good News
58
Mission As Interpretation after Acts
147
Shepherding
153
The Old Testament Background
157
But Is It Mission?
160
New Testament Approaches to Shepherding
165
Peter the Shepherd
175
Missionary Poimenics
181
Building and Planting
189

Striking an Evangelical Posture
74
Sharing Christ with Friends
79
Three Paths to Discipleship
80
DiscipleMaking in John
88
Picturing the Image
98
Focusing on the Friends
110
Interpreting the Gospel
119
Inaugurating the Churchs Mission across Social Boundaries
121
Pushing the Cultural Envelope in Acts
128
The Vanishing Translator
140
Interpreting Pauls Mission
202
Building and Planting
209
An Apostolic Model in a PostApostolic Age
216
New Testament Images of Disciples in Mission
225
Grasping the Big Picture
230
Bibliography
240
Index of Names and Subjects
253
Index of Scripture References
257
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