"Christians have always turned to the Bible as the charter document for thier missionary activity . . . . Yet there has always been a lingering suspicion that reading the Scriptures with such singleness of purpose could become myopic.. . . A sesntive reading of both Testaments makes it clear that Scriptural testimony to the mission of salvation is not a solo voice, but a chorus from the many communiies and persons which made up the Hebrew and Christian communities.
Donlad Senio and Carroll Stuhlmueller have labored to capture the multiplicity and the harmony of that testimony for us in this book. They focus ont eh relation of Isral and the Church to the Gentiles . . . They lead us into our being caught up in the contrapuntal variotions on experience and witness tha mark the rich biblical traditions. They tough upon the spiirtuality and motivation for mission, the relation of secular and sacred in teh development of the divine plan, the maning of God's activity in history, and our destiny within it, and the intertwiing of justice and salvation as biblical themes."--from the Foreword by Robert J. Schreiter, C.PP.S., Catholic Theological Union
Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P. (1923-1994) was professor of Old Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He served as editor of The Bible Today and was author of numerous books and articles.
Donald Senior, C. P., is professor emeritus of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is the author of nine books on the New Testament., and co-editor of The Catholic Study Bible.