Bible in Mission
Bible in Mission

The 2013 title, Bible in Mission (edited by Pauline Hoggarth, Fergus Macdonald, Bill Mitchell and Knud Jørgensen) has been made freely available by the wonderful people at OCMS through their imprint, Regnum Books. Here is a link to the pdf download of Bible in Mission

Here is an excerpt from the forward from the publisher’s website, as well as the contents:

“The Bible is alive – it has hands and grabs hold of me, it has feet and runs after me”. Thus spoke Martin Luther, as cited by Knud Jørgensen in a quotation that summarizes the deeper meaning of this book. To the authors of Bible in Mission, the Bible is the book of life, and mission is life in the Word. This core reality cuts across the diversity of contexts and hermeneutical strategies represented in these essays. The authors are committed to the boundary-crossings that characterize contemporary mission – and each sees the Bible as foundational to the missio Dei, to God’s work in the world.

From the Foreword by Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission, Boston University School of Theology

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
Editorial Introduction: The Bible in Mission 1
The Bible in Mission – and the Surprising Ways of God – Ole Christian Kvarme 5
The Bible as Text for Mission – Tim Carriker 29

SECTION 1: THE BIBLE IN MISSION IN THE WORLD AND IN THE CHURCH
The World
The Bible in Mission: The Modern/Postmodern Western Context – Richard Bauckham 43
The Bible in Mission in the Islamic Context – Kenneth Thomas 56
The Bible in Christian Mission among the Hindus – Lalsangkima Pachuau 68
Children, Mission and the Bible: A Global Perspective – Wendy Strachan 81
The Church
The Bible in Mission: Evangelical/Pentecostal View – Antonia Leonora van der Meer 93
Bible Hermeneutics in Mission – A Western Protestant Perspective – Michael Kisskalt 106
Orthodox Perspectives on Bible and Mission – Simon Crisp 119
‘Ignorantia Scripturae ignorantia Christi est’ – Thomas P. Osborne 131

SECTION 2: CASE STUDIES
Africa
Baka Bible Translation and Oral Biblical Narrative Performance – Dan Fitzgerald 141
The UBS HIV Good Samaritan Program – David Hammond and Immanuel Kofi Agamah 151
The Bible and the Poor – Gerald West 159
The Bible and Care of Creation – Allison Howell 168

Asia – Pacific
‘Text of Life’ and ‘Text for Life’: The Bible as the Living and Life-Giving Word of God for the Dalits – Peniel J. Rufus Rajkumar 178
Bible Missions in China – Pamela Wan-Yen Choo 185
The Impact and Role of the Bible in Big Flowery Miao Community – Suee Yan Yu 193
Bible Engagement among Australian Young People – Philip Hughes 200

Latin America
The Bible and Children in Mission – Edesio Sánchez Cetina 208
Bible Translation, the Quechua People and Protestant Church Growth in the Andes 216 – Bill Mitchell
The Bible in Mission: Women Facing the Word 224 – Elsa Támez

West
Biblical Advocacy – Advocating for the Bible in an Alien Culture – David Spriggs and Sue Coyne 230 Contents vii
Scripture Engagement and Living Life as a Message – Steve Bird 238
Reading the Bible with Today’s Jephthahs: Scripture and Mission at Tierra Nueva – Bob Ekblad 247
Lessons Learned from the REVEAL Spiritual Life Survey – Nancy Scammacca Lewis 255
Glazed Eyes and Disbelief – Adrian Blenkinsop and Naomi Swindon 264
Information Management and Delivery of the Bible – Paul Soukup 273

CONCLUSION
The Bible as the Core of Mission: ‘…for the Bible tells me so’ – Knud Jørgensen 283

HT the similarly wonderful Scripture Engagement website for the heads up on the free download

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