By Paul S. Chung,Richard H. Bliese

'Reclaiming undertaking as confident Theology' deals a compelling case for the necessity to combine God's venture and missional church dialog with a public and post-colonial examine of worldwide Christianity. pushed by means of a dedication to publicly engaged theology that takes heavily the truth of world Christianity, Paul Chung provides an important new version for realizing the challenge of God as a dynamic word-event. this can be argued in dialog with modern missional theology and research of the advance of worldwide Christianity, and as such brings very important transcultural concerns to endure on modern American conversations concerning the missional church. All of this serves to innovatively stimulate this missional church dialog and extra at once tackle a number of the questions that come up in pursuing challenge in a multiculuralized American society.

“Paul Chung proposes clean wa ys to check the challenge of the church inside of its worldwide, multi-cultural, and inter-religious contexts, and he does so with a purpose to the long run. Grounding his considering within the biblical narrative of God's salvific drama, Chung aligns missiology with different theological disciplines, delivering a breadth of inter-disciplinary scholarship. He engages the contributions of up to date missiologists and listens to the voices of the worldwide church, previous and current. All is introduced jointly to improve our pondering in the new contexts of world mission.”
-Arland J. Hultgren
First Theological levels Luther Seminary

“In those essays, a famous overseas theologian takes one other inventive and confident examine the idea that of the missio Dei. He not just reaffirms the significance of God's undertaking within the present fragmented global but in addition revamps the idea that in mild of the newest advancements in post-colonial missiology and undertaking theology. a part of this interesting interdisciplinary dialog is the reconsideration of the that means and importance of the idea of “missional church,” a subject matter largely mentioned not just in North the US but additionally elsewhere.”
-Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
Fuller Theological Seminary and college of Helsinki, Finland

“Reclaiming challenge as confident Theology locates the modern dialogue of missional church in its fullest eschatological horizon. Chung advocates for socially engaged project that attends to the emergence of worldwide Christianity, the vital of public theology, and the decision to serve God's diakonia for the lifetime of the realm. expert via venture heritage and up to date hermeneutical thought, this ebook deepens and broadens the learn of missiology to deal with the pressing problems with our time.”
-Craig L. Nessan
Wartburg Theological Seminary

“For these looking a theologically-grounded realizing of project that's both as focused on powerful perform, Paul Chung's presentation of 'Mission as positive Theology' is a powerful, expansive integration of confessional theology and cultural research. Dr. Chung argues that a result of embodied narrative of God in Jesus Christ, anthropology is vital to the advance of a devoted and powerful figuring out and perform of project. In Paul Chung's cutting edge missiology, confessional commitments are necessary to a loyal figuring out of challenge; both crucial, if challenge is to be potent, is that those confessional commitments be understood and interpreted in the course of the concreteness of every specific context with a view to turn into the dwelling voice of God in every time and place.”
-Roland D. Martinson
Luther Seminary

Paul S. Chung is an affiliate Professor of project and global Christianity at Luther Seminary. His books concerning optimistic theology and missiological hermeneutic comprise Martin Luther and Buddhism (Cascade, 2007) and The Cave and The Butterfly: (Cascade, 2010).

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