Changing Frontiers of Mission

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"A valuable resource . . ."--Dana L. Roberts, Boston University

Since Jesus's time, "mission" has preceded the church, and the renewal of the Christian church is linked to recovering this prioirty of mission. In the past, a frontier was a geographic location; in the future, the "frontier" is symbolized by outward movement, away from the status quo and toward new challenges, new growth, and new opportunities.

Wilbert R. Shenk is professor of mission history and contemporary culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, and has directed a team of more than fifty international scholars in a multi-year study on the missiology of Western Culture. His recent books include North American Foreign Missions, 1810-1914, Enlarging the Story: Perspectives on Writing World Christian History, and By Faith They Went Out: Mennonite Missions, 1850-1999.


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Changing Frontiers of Mission
American Society of Missiology Series
Wilbert R. Shenk
notes, bibliography, index
Reflects on the history of mission and seeks to discern its path for the future. Ever since Jesus's time, mission must precede the church. The renewal of the church is linked to recovering this priority of mission. Unlike in the past, where the "frontier" was geographical location, the future "frontier" is symbolized by outward movement, away from the status quo and toward new challenges, growth and opportunities.
Points to the new frontiers in theology, mission theory and practice, and contemporary culture, with the wisdom of a guide who remembers the mandate of the pioneer of our faith, has learned from the path the missionary church has trod, and discerns the cultural and religious forces that determine the steps ahead.
Challenges all who are concerned with the proclamation of the Gospel message to discern "where the struggle between faith and unfaith is most clearly and urgently drawn".
A solid collection of classic essays by the leading historian of western mission thought. It is a valuable resource for understanding the modern missionary movement.
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