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Book Title: Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission|
The author of the book: David Jacobus Bosch
ISBN 13: 9780883447192
Edition: Orbis Books
Date of issue: March 1st 1991
Format files: PDF
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This book is a foundational study of the church and mission. It is divided in three sections: 1. NT Models of Mission, 2. Historical Paradigms of Mission, and 3.Toward a Relevant Missiology.
Part one examines the NT and asks how it sees the mission of the church to the world. And how the NT itself is a mission document. Bosch explores the perspective of Jesus, Matthew, Luke-Acts, Paul, and the early church.
Part two is a comprehensive history of the Church, with an eye on mission. I found this useful because when we consider how differently the church has viewed its mission, it helps us to think more deliberately about how the church today ought to relate with and seek to love the world.
Part three moves into the modern era, where there are many competing paradigms of mission. For example, mission as quest for justice, mission as evangelism, mission as contextualization, and mission as inculturation. Bosch delineates thirteen in all. Again, I find that considering a variety of paradigms enables us to be more deliberate in our own view of mission.
Inspired by Kuhn, the tool Bosch uses to trace through the history is the concept of changing "paradigms."
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