Mission Under Scrutiny: Confronting Contemporary Challenges

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Fortress Press - 227 頁
What is Christian mission in a world post-everything? This volume is a masterful rethinking of the problems and prospect of the Christian vocation to mission in light of the whole checkered legacy - religious, philosophical, colonial, and economic - of modernity.Kirk draws on his considerable experience of worldwide mission and his expertise in modern Western thought to throw light on all the most burning questions, such as: What kinds of mission initiatives are appropriate today? Is it legitimate to invite adherents of different religions to follow Jesus? What role have Christians played in advocating violence, and also in being agents of peace and reconciliation?

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Christian mission and the sacredness of secular freedom
Mission as dialogue the case of secular faith
24
The calling of mission in a postChristian environment
44
Vindicating Scripture in a pluralist culture
66
Mission as evangelism the question of religious believers
87
The role of religion in conflict
109
Overcoming violence with violence is it ever justified?
131
Mission as prophecy a voice from Latin America
149
The Gospel in context the case of same gender relations
170
Mission posteverything? A postscript
199
Bibliography
218
Index
223
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第 84 頁 - And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.
第 3 頁 - The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
第 4 頁 - Act in such a way that you always treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, never simply as a means, but always at the same time as an end.
第 222 頁 - Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996). 43. Francis Fukuyama, The End of History and the Last Man (New York: Free Press, 1992).
第 189 頁 - You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by its lusts, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
第 191 頁 - Paul singles out homosexual intercourse for special attention because he regards it as providing a particularly graphic image of the way in which human fallenness distorts God's created order. God the Creator made man and woman for each other, to cleave together, to be fruitful and multiply. When human beings "exchange" these created roles for homosexual intercourse, they embody the spiritual condition of those who have "exchanged the truth about God for a lie.
第 35 頁 - The overman is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the overman shall be the meaning of the earth! I beseech you, my brothers, remain faithful to the earth, and do not believe those who speak to you of otherworldly hopes!
第 125 頁 - They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
第 102 頁 - Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches, London, SCM Press, 1952.

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