Salt, Light, and a City: Introducing Missional Ecclesiology

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, May 3, 2012 - Religion - 320 pages
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Enormous challenges and opportunities face the Christian church in our globalized, rapidly changing world. It is becoming increasingly clear that the church and its leaders need a missional self-understanding. In this volume, Graham Hill asks: What does it mean for the church to be truly missional? This book outlines the thought of twelve leading thinkers, and puts their thinking into conversation with a missional understanding of the church. Most of the missional literature of the past twenty years is practical, telling us how to be a missional church, rather than why certain theological themes compel the church toward a missional self-understanding and existence. This book takes a different approach. It outlines a basic missional understanding of the church by engaging theology and Scripture. It examines some of the key theological themes that are foundational for a missional church, and does this in conversation with twelve leading thinkers. This book provides indispensable foundations for a Christ-centered, gospel-shaped, theologically informed, and systematic missional view of the church.
  

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It should be said this book functions more like an Academic Text than it does a delightful weekend read. The authors intent is not necessarily to fill you with some quick fix solutions to the rather ... Read full review

Review: Salt, Light, and a City: Introducing Missional Ecclesiology

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

I tried. I really tried. But I couldn't bring myself to finish this book. It started promising with a good breath of opinions towards forming a missional ecclesiology, but there was just no payoff. I ... Read full review

Contents

Roman Catholic
3
The Church as Community of Witness
14
The Church as Eschatological Community of Salvation
27
Eastern Orthodox
39
The Church as Peculiar Ethical Community
52
The Church as Eucharistic Communion
62
Protestant
75
The Church as Messianic Relational Koinonia
86
The Church as Altera Civitas
122
The Church as Image of the Trinity
134
Introducing Missional EcclesiologyThrough Conversation
147
and His Eschatological Mission
180
Responding to the Spirits Power
205
Reflecting Trinitarian Communion
230
Being Salt Light and a City
263
PracticingMissional Ecclesiology
275

The Church as Communion of Saints
98
Free Church
109
Bibliography
281
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Graham Hill is Professor of Leadership and Pastoral Theology at Morling College in Sydney, Australia (affiliated with the MCD University of Divinity). His ministry experiences include church planting, pastoring in a large growing congregation, and coaching pastors and planters of missional experiments.

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