Christ Among the Nations
By: Sarita Gallagher Edwards, Robert L. Gallagher, Paul W. Lewis, DeLonn L. Rance
“In this book, the living Jesus is made present by the Holy Spirit to the world as savior, empowerer, healer, and hope. These themes situate the mission of God to save the world amid the narratives of scripture, the church, and contemporary missiological endeavors. Thanks to our four Pentecostal authors whose testimonial weaving together of these materials invites our own participation in the redemptive work of God.”—Amos Yong, Dean of the School of Mission & Theology, Fuller Seminary
“This collection is a much-needed, challenging, and scholarly addition to contemporary missiological literature, particularly as it gets to the heart of Pentecostal and Charismatic narratives in their praxis of mission. A must-read!”—Allan H. Anderson, emeritus professor of mission and Pentecostal studies, University of Birmingham, UK
“This book will be invaluable for everyone who wishes to understand Christ’s work among the nations—it is a significant contribution to contemporary mission studies, offering unique insights into global mission.” —Julie Ma, professor of missions and intercultural studies, Oral Roberts University
Drawing on biblical, historical, and contemporary narratives, as well as Christ’s four-fold mission identity (Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King), this book reflects the rich diversity of global Christianity and addresses the complex realities facing global mission today.
Four mission practitioners bring together biblical, academic, and real-world narratives to address the question, “In the midst of the challenges and joys of our modern world, where do we find Christ’s hope, peace, and joy?” From a variety of denominational and socio-cultural backgrounds, these narratives address religious pluralism, globalization, personal and communal suffering, and attitudes of paternalism, triumphalism, and ethno-centricity.
With discussion questions following each narrative, Christ Among the Nations is an invaluable resource for students, missioners, and those in cross-cultural ministry
Sarita Gallagher Edwards is professor of religion at George Fox University in Newburg, OR. She served as a missionary with CRC Churches International at Papua New Guinea and Australia.
Robert L. Gallagher is department chair and professor of intercultural studies at Wheaton College Graduate School in Chicago, and past president of the American Society of Missiology.
Paul W. Lewis is associate dean and professor of historical theology and intercultural studies at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO.
DeLonn L. Rance is director of intercultural doctoral studies, chair of the global missions department, and professor of intercultural studies at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO.