A Missiology of the Road: Early Perspectives in David by J. Kevin Livingston

By J. Kevin Livingston

David Bosch (1929–1992) used to be one of many prime challenge theologians of the 20 th century, right now a prolific student, devoted church chief, and lively player within the international conciliar and evangelical project activities. much less popular is Bosch’s certain function within the South African church’s fight opposed to apartheid.

After reviewing Bosch’s history and exploring key subject matters in his realizing of undertaking and evangelism, Livingston explores Bosch’s legacy from the point of view of the missionary nature of the church. The church is God’s state neighborhood, appearing as a witness to and device of the arriving reign of God. The church is God’s replacement neighborhood, at the same time set except the realm but in addition for the sake of the area, exemplifying the unconventional implications of Christ’s new group. The church is God’s reconciled and reconciling group, serving as an indication and embodiment of God’s love in Christ.

For these accustomed to Bosch merely because the writer of his magisterial Transforming Mission, Livingston indicates how Bosch built-in his theology and perform in a devoted, contextually proper method inside South Africa and the worldwide church.

“Now meet Bosch at paintings, Bosch ahead of Transforming Mission, Bosch within the grist of the mill of his forming imaginative and prescient. Kevin Livingston is a savvy advisor who offers transparent exposition of Bosch’s prior paintings, cast because it used to be in the course of the years of fight to finish South Africa’s apartheid rules. He demonstrates successfully the ongoing relevance of Bosch’s missionary ecclesiology for church buildings of the twenty-first century.”
—George R. Hunsberger, Western Theological Seminary

“All people who've been inspired by way of David Bosch will locate this ebook compelling studying. Kevin Livingston attracts on his encyclopedic wisdom of Bosch and his paintings to take us deep into these influences—personal, religious, expert, theological, and political—that formed him into the individual that wrote Transforming Mission. This publication is vital studying for an individual looking a deeper, extra textured figuring out of Bosch.”
—John P. Bowen, Wycliffe College

“Livingston has played a huge carrier via taking us in the back of Transforming Mission and displaying the place it got here from: the agonies of apartheid South Africa, the sorrowful struggle of theological camps classified ‘ecumenical’ and ‘evangelical,’ the search for a concrete expression of the church because it is depicted within the Scriptures, and from trustworthy discipleship whereas attractive with church and society as they're. This publication . . . is a substantial achievement.”
—Andrew F. partitions, college of Edinburgh

Kevin Livingston is affiliate Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. He has served as a missionary in Mexico and as a pastor in congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

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