Profit for the Lord

Economic Activities in Moravian Missions and the Basel Mission Trading Company

By William J. Danker

Foreword by Gary Ginter

Profit for the Lord

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  • ISBN: 9781579109288
  • Pages: 186
  • Publication Date: 4/19/2002
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20
Web Price: $19.20

Profit for the Lord

Economic Activities in Moravian Missions and the Basel Mission Trading Company

By William J. Danker

Foreword by Gary Ginter

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781579109288
  • Pages: 186
  • Publication Date: 4/19/2002
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20

About-

Today the problem of the relation of the Christian Church to the world stands front and center on the stage of world mission. As never before, the call goes out to the Church to help people all over the world lead a truly human life as the children of God. The Church's ministry in the world must therefore include ministry to human economic needs.

In this nationalistic age, moreover, each new church must find its own particular economic structure, not adopt one that is dictated by the tradition of other countries. Western mission leaders and laity who demand that churches in the Third World follow the Western Churches' collection-plate economy may be unaware of the rich diversity of practice in their own history represented by such missionary pioneers as the Moravians and the Basel Mission Trading Company.

Danker's informative book is a study of those two groups, concentrating particularly on the economic structures they created to support their mission work. The author hopes that it will "help free Christians on mission frontiers on all six continents to find the forms that will carry out the tentmaking mission of the Church in the marketplace today." Profit for the Lord will appeal to those interested in church history and government as well as those involved in missions.

Contributors-

William J. Danker
Gary Ginter

Bio(s)-

William J. Danker received his Th.D. from the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 1967. However, from his ordination in 1937 until his death
in May of 2001, Danker worked tirelessly as a pastor, pioneer missionary and Christian educator and finally as an author to challenge the increasingly restrictive profile of a Christian missionary.

Along with this work, Mr. Danker has also authored Two Worlds or None (1964), co-authored More than Healing (1973), and edited more than 20 books, including the American Society of Missiology's 12 volume book series.

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