Bread for the Journey

The Mission of Transformation and the Transformation of Mission

By Anthony J. Gittins, C.SP.S

Bread for the Journey

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  • ISBN: 9781579108311
  • Pages: 208
  • Publication Date: 12/13/2001
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
Web Price: $20.00

Bread for the Journey

The Mission of Transformation and the Transformation of Mission

By Anthony J. Gittins, C.SP.S

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781579108311
  • Pages: 208
  • Publication Date: 12/13/2001
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00

About-

Bread for the Journey stakes out new territory for all who are engaged in the many facts of mission, whether in the urban deserts of the modern United States, working with AIDS sufferers in rural Uganda, or trying to make sense of conflicting data on church, world, and gospel. This book makes available a wealth of mission experience, bread for the journey for all those engaged in ecclesial work, whether in the First World or the Third.

While many speak about the importance of "wisdom theology" as something "there ought to be more of," Gittins simply does wisdom theology. Bread for the Journey bridges the boundaries between spirituality and theology, mission and anthropology. It will transform your view of Christian vocation.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Probes many of the fundamental questions about the aims and methods of Christian mission.... What Gittins brings distinctively to bear on these questions is the discipline of anthropology, a depth of personal spirituality, and years of engagement and friendship with peoples of other cultures and faiths."

Margaret F. Loftus, SND Executive Director, U.S. Catholic Mission Association Washington, DC


"Bread for the Journey is what many of today's missionaries long for. It is an honest assessment of the complex situations of mission as we approach the third millennium.... Gittins brings critical, disciplined thinking to bear on many areas of tension.... This is a book on mission today and in the coming years which I heartily recommend to missionaries of all Christian churches."

William Jenkinson, C.S.Sp. Executive Director, SEDOS, Rome, Italy


"Inculturation is a Gospel imperative...a slow process whereby, through dialogue, cultures and evangelizers are transformed. It is risky, as all creative change must be. Gittins develops these points with consummate skill.... His case study analyses are superb. I finished Bread for the Journey excited - even inspired - by his insights."

Gerald A. Arbuckle, SM Refounding and Pastoral Development Unity Sydney, Australia

Contributors-

Anthony J. Gittins, C.SP.S

Bio(s)-

Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp., is a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) and currently holds the Bishop F.X. Ford M.M. Chair of Missiology at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He is an anthropologist working in theological education and ministry. His recent books include Reading The Clouds: Mission Spirituality for New Times (Liguori, MO., 1999), A Presence That Disturbs: A Call To Radical Christian Living (Liguori, MO., 2002), and Ministry On the Margins: Spirituality and Strategy for Mission (Orbis, NY., 2002).

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