Mission to the World

Communicating the Gospel in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Knud Jorgensen

Edited by Tormod Engelsviken, Ernst Harbakk, Rolv Olsen, Thor Strandenaes

Mission to the World

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  • ISBN: 9781608991105
  • Pages: 472
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $56.00
Web Price: $44.80
Web Price: $44.80

Mission to the World

Communicating the Gospel in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Knud Jorgensen

Edited by Tormod Engelsviken, Ernst Harbakk, Rolv Olsen, Thor Strandenaes

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608991105
  • Pages: 472
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $56.00
Web Price: $44.80

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Human dignity is about respect for life, from conception to natural death. It is about respect for others, respect for the small, the weak, and those who are considered outsiders in the world. For me, human dignity means a commitment to fight for the poor and the persecuted. I believe in a God who sees the world from the perspective of the weak, the children, and the oppressed. We cannot shut our eyes to poverty and oppression. We are all part of a global fellowship and we must join together with all those who are struggling for justice."
Mr. Kjell Magne Bondevik, founder and president of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, former Prime Minister of Norway

"When it comes to theological education, we may ask whether we should take the next step, to let a missiological understanding permeate all theological disciplines and be a premise for all theological thinking."
Professor Vidar L. Haanes, president of MF Norwegian School of Theology, in his contribution to this festschrift.

Contributors-

Tormod Engelsviken
Ernst Harbakk
Rolv Olsen
Thor Strandenaes

Bio(s)-

Director of Areopagos and Associate Professor of Missiology at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Dr. Knud Jorgensen, turned 65 years old on September 29, 2007. On this occasion a festschrift in his honor was published by Regnum in cooperation with Areopagos and Egede Instituttet in Oslo, Norway. Knud Jorgensen is a Dane who for most of his life has lived in Norway. His life has been one of a series of various ministries in Denmark, Norway, Ethiopia, Switzerland, USA, and China. He is an international church and mission leader with connections and contacts in most parts of the global church. The title of the festschrift, Mission to the World: Communicating the Gospel in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Knud Jorgensen, indicates a program: It reflects the various main areas of Knud Jorgensen's commitment to mission. At the same time it focuses on the main frontier of mission, the world, the content of mission, the Gospel, the fact that the Gospel has to be communicated, and the context of contemporary mission: the 21st century.

Knud Jorgensen is firmly planted in the Church, with a strong Evangelical, Ecumenical, Charismatic, and Lutheran spirituality expressed in clear theological convictions. He is a man with a great vision for the future of the church in mission in a global perspective, a vision that he pursues with strength, wisdom, and integrity. By using his gifts he has functioned as a theological teacher, an inspiring preacher, and a thoughtful advisor in many contexts and to a variety of people. His leadership qualities have brought him into leading positions in several organizations on the local, national, and global level and made him able to lead others to achieve high common goals. He is a man with an unusual energy and effectiveness who is able to carry through his plans and visions in practice.

This festschrift is a tribute to him from his many friends and colleagues around the world, and at the same time a contribution to critical reflection on a wide variety of contemporary missiological issues.

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