As this blog has noted on numerous occasions, Chris Wright’s The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative is a seminal work in the field of Bible and Mission. It is essential reading for students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) here at Redcliffe and forms the basis of the Reading the Bible Missionally module on our MA in Bible and Mission. While there are an increasing number of other important works around on the subject, anyone wanting to read, write, research or speak on the Bible and Mission will need to continually engage with Wright’s book.
In April 2008 I edited issue 17 of Redcliffe’s Encounters Mission Journal on the theme of Mission and the Old Testament. This focused on The Mission of God which had been published a few months earlier and includes an interview with Wright about his book, as well as two reviews. As the book straddles the two disciplines of Biblical Studies and Missiology, we asked Prof Gordon McConville and Dr Kang-San Tan to evaluate the volume in the light of the two fields.
Chris Wright’s The Mission of God: An Old Testament Scholar’s Perspective (Prof J. Gordon McConville)
Chris Wright’s The Mission of God: A Missiologist’s Perspective
(Dr Kang San Tan)
But there are plenty of other reviews of The Mission of God out there. To that end this post highlights a number of online reviews and we’ll keep it up to date as we come across more. If you know of any not mentioned here, or want to contribute a review, drop me a line in the comment box below.