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Participating in God's Mission
A Theological Missiology for the Church in America

Craig Van Gelder
Dwight J. Zscheile
Foreword by John R. Franke
PAPERBACK; Published: 1/11/2018
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7498-6
384 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6" x 9"
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Series: The Gospel and Our Culture Series

Explores how the church has engaged—and should engage—the American context

What might faithful and meaningful Christian witness look like within our changing contemporary American context?

After analyzing contemporary challenges and developing a missiological approach for the US church, Craig Van Gelder and Dwight Zscheile reflect on the long, complex, and contested history of Christian mission in America. Five distinct historical periods from the beginning of the colonial era to the dawn of the third millennium are reviewed and critiqued.

They then bring the story forward to the present day, discussing current realities confronting the church, discerning possibilities of where and how the Spirit of God might be at work today, and imagining what participating in the triune God’s mission may look like in an uncertain tomorrow.

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