Monday, January 29, 2007

THE OPEN SECRET: an introduction to the theology of mission
Lesslie Newbigin
200 pages
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company; Revised edition (February 1995)

Spring 2007 reading...more later


Author: Lesslie Newbigin brings to this work his experience as a pastor, missionary, theologian, ecumenical statesman, and writer. He is a visionary thinker who applies wisdom to experience. His writing is Christ-centered, Trinitarian framework, biblical, and missionally-informed.

Chapter 1 provides background for this discussion of theology of mission. Chapters 2-6 place the authority of mission clearly in the missio Dei and within a Trinitarian framework. Chapters 7-10 provide practical applications and implications for the Trinitarian framework.

Newbigin intends to bring “…contemporary concerns in mission theology to a wide audience…to lead the church to embrace its Christ-given task of presenting the gospel to our complex post-modern world.” This is an introduction to the study of missiology.

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