Incarnational Ministry: The Presence of Christ in Church, Society, and Family

Essays in Honor of Ray S. Anderson

Edited by Christian D. Kettler, Todd H. Speidell

Incarnational Ministry: The Presence of Christ in Church, Society, and Family

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  • ISBN: 9781608993345
  • Pages: 348
  • Publication Date: 12/4/2009
  • Retail Price: $32.00
Web Price: $25.60
Web Price: $25.60

Incarnational Ministry: The Presence of Christ in Church, Society, and Family

Essays in Honor of Ray S. Anderson

Edited by Christian D. Kettler, Todd H. Speidell

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  • ISBN: 9781608993345
  • Pages: 348
  • Publication Date: 12/4/2009
  • Retail Price: $32.00
Web Price: $25.60

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How does the reality of the incarnation inform and shape the nature of Christian ministry? What is the church's impact in the world when its members embody the powerfully redemptive presence of Christ-in personal as well as corporate witness?

These key questions are addresses in 'Incarnational Ministry: The Presence of Christ in the Church, Society, and Family'-a volume honoring the significant contributions and personal witness of Ray S. Anderson to a theology of incarnational ministry. The essays explore three central themes: (1) the church's nature and life as the ministry of the incarnate Savior; (2) the church in mission and service, witnessing to Christ's solidarity with the world; (3) the church in ministry to families and as family to all of humanity.

The diverse voices in this volume harmonize in a shared passion for the church to engage in the "hard theological thinking and costly personal practice that should flow from its doctrine of the incarnation."

Contributors: David Allen Hubbard, Thomas F. Torrance, Donald W. McCullough, Alasdair I. C. Heron, Christian D. Kettler, Geoffrey W. Bromiley, Colin E. Gunton, Alan E. Lewis, James B. Torrance, Todd H. Speidell, Willie J. Jennings, Adrio Koenig, John W. de Gruchy, William E. Pannell, Walter C. Wright, Jr, Dennis B. Guernsey, David E. Garland, Diana R. Garland, Lewis B. Smedes, Jack O. Balswick, Dawn Ward, Frances F. Hiebert, Paul G. Hiebert, Judith K. Balswick, Cameron Lee

Endorsements & Reviews-

"'Incarnational Ministry' transfers theology from the library and lecture hall to life, where it belongs . . . brings together a stellar company of Christian scholars and leaders who write not merely for he academy but for the church, for laity as well as for clergy."-W. Ward Gasque, President of Pacific Association for Biblical Studies in Seattle

"Reading this book, one is struck with how relevant basic Christian doctrines . . . are to the burning issues of our time. This is theology related to life."-Elizabeth Achtemeier, Adjunct Professor of Bible and Homiletics, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA

Contributors-

Christian D. Kettler
Todd H. Speidell

Bio(s)-

CHRISTIAN D. KETTLER is Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Director of the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Todd H. Speidell is Director of College Prep Academy of West Knoxville and editor of Participatio: The Journal of the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship.

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