A Missiology of the Road

Early Perspectives in David Bosch's Theology of Mission and Evangelism

By J. Kevin Livingston

A Missiology of the Road

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  • Pages: 418
  • Publication Date: 11/6/2013
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A Missiology of the Road

Early Perspectives in David Bosch's Theology of Mission and Evangelism

By J. Kevin Livingston

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  • ISBN: 9781610973878
  • Pages: 418
  • Publication Date: 11/6/2013
  • Retail Price: $48.00
Web Price: $38.40
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781610973878
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 11/6/2013
  • Retail Price: $48.00
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About-

David Bosch (1929-1992) was one of the foremost mission theologians of the twentieth century, at once a prolific scholar, committed church leader, and active participant in the global conciliar and evangelical mission movements. Less well known is Bosch's distinctive role in the South African church's struggle against apartheid.

After reviewing Bosch's background and exploring key themes in his understanding of mission and evangelism, Livingston explores Bosch's legacy from the perspective of the missionary nature of the church. The church is God's kingdom community, acting as a witness to and instrument of the coming reign of God. The church is God's alternative community, simultaneously set apart from the world but also for the sake of the world, exemplifying the radical implications of Christ's new community. The church is God's reconciled and reconciling community, serving as a sign and embodiment of God's love in Christ.

For those acquainted with Bosch only as the author of his magisterial Transforming Mission, Livingston shows how Bosch integrated his theology and practice in a faithful, contextually relevant way within South Africa and the global church.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Now meet Bosch at work, Bosch before Transforming Mission, Bosch in the grist of the mill of his forming vision. Kevin Livingston is a savvy guide who provides clear exposition of Bosch's earlier work, forged as it was during the years of struggle to end South Africa's apartheid policies. He demonstrates effectively the continuing relevance of Bosch's missionary ecclesiology for churches of the twenty-first century."
--George R. Hunsberger, Western Theological Seminary

"All of us who have been influenced by David Bosch will find this book compelling reading. Kevin Livingston draws on his encyclopedic knowledge of Bosch and his work to take us deep into those influences--personal, spiritual, professional, theological, and political--that shaped him into the person who wrote Transforming Mission. This book is essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper, more textured understanding of Bosch."
--John P. Bowen, Wycliffe College

"Livingston has performed an immense service by taking us behind Transforming Mission and showing where it came from: the agonies of apartheid South Africa, the unhappy warfare of theological camps labeled 'ecumenical' and 'evangelical,' the quest for a concrete expression of the church as it is depicted in the Scriptures, and from faithful discipleship while engaging with church and society as they are. This book . . . is a considerable achievement."
--Andrew F. Walls, University of Edinburgh

Contributors-

J. Kevin Livingston

Bio(s)-

Kevin Livingston is Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. He has served as a missionary in Mexico and as a pastor in congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

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