Salt, Light, and a City, Second Edition

Ecclesiology for the Global Missional Community: Volume 1, Western Voices

By Graham Hill

Foreword by Michael Frost

Salt, Light, and a City, Second Edition

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Salt, Light, and a City, Second Edition

Ecclesiology for the Global Missional Community: Volume 1, Western Voices

By Graham Hill

Foreword by Michael Frost

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  • Pages: 356
  • Publication Date: 6/13/2017
  • Retail Price: $35.00
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About-

Graham Hill's pioneering classic remains the seminal work on missional ecclesiology. The bestselling first edition redefined theology for the missional church. Hill builds biblical foundations in conversation with major theologians, including Sarah Coakley, John Zizioulas, Stanley Hauerwas, Miroslav Volf, and Jurgen Moltmann. In this major update, he offers new insights and provides fresh examples of missional churches. In the first edition, Hill interacted with twelve major theologians to build a missional ecclesiology. In this thoroughly updated edition, he interacts with sixteen major theologians from the Western world. This edition includes five new chapters and an expanded treatment on the key convictions of global missional theology. It also offers a new study guide that has been uploaded on an innovative website linked to this book. This expanded edition now becomes volume 1 in a series on missional ecclesiology. In volume 2, Hill will turn our attention to voices from the Majority World.
 
Known for his groundbreaking approach to theology--theology for the global missional community--Hill shows how God is releasing his global church to mission, across all cultures and Christian traditions. This extensive update to Hill's influential work offers pioneering theology and practices that will continue to shape the global missional church for generations.

Contributors:

1. Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI): The Church as Communion
2. Karl Rahner: The Church as Community of Witness
3. Hans Kung: The Church as Eschatological Community of Salvation
4. Catherine LaCugna: The Church as Trinitarian Community
Eastern Orthodox
5. Thomas Hopko: The Church as Fullness of God
6. Vigen Guroian: The Church as Peculiar and Ethical Community
7. John Zizioulas: The Church as Eucharistic Communion
8. Frederica Matthews Greene: The Church as Praying and Transformed Community
Protestant
9. Letty Russell: The Church as Household of Freedom
10. Jurgen Moltmann: The Church as Messianic and Relational Koinonia
11. John Webster: The Church as Communion of Saints
12. Dana L. Robert: The Church as Global and Missional People
Free Church
13. John Howard Yoder: The Church as New, Redeemed Community
14. Barry Harvey: The Church as Altera Civitas
15. Miroslav Volf: The Church as Image of the Trinity
16. Reta Halteman Finger: The Church as World-Transforming Homes

Endorsements & Reviews-

"If you want to know the theological conversation, and if you are tired (as I am) of everybody and her brother shooting up missional rockets that are supposed to solve all our problems (and don't), then Salt, Light, and a City will slow it all down to a genuine conversation with biblical foundations interacting with the major theologians and issues. This is the most important book I have ever read on the church and its mission. Graham Hill has a profound grasp of important theologians and he shows how each theologian contributes to a robust missional ecclesiology."
--Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary

"Graham Hill ranges far and wide in order to construct a viable ecumenical, but distinctly missional, ecclesiology. In so doing, he provides us with a classy, intelligent, and passionate contribution to one of the defining issues of our time."
--Alan Hirsch, Founder of 100Movements

"Salt, Light, and a City is no cloying attempt at a simplistic universal model for the missional church. Graham Hill insists we do the hard work of engaging Trinitarian theology, contemporary missiology, and broad understandings of ecclesiology to find a way forward. In brief, it is an invaluable addition to any library of research into the missional paradigm."
--Michael Frost, Vice Principal, Morling Theological College

"It is increasingly clear to me that Christian understandings of both the nature and the mission of the church are in considerable disarray today. Graham Hill's highly important book offers the beginnings of a profoundly important exploration of both questions, together. Salt, Light, and a City is a must-read."
--David P. Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University

"Graham Hill writes from a Protestant evangelical perspective, but this is a broadly based study, drawing on insights from all the historic traditions as well as biblical understandings and case studies that highlight the experience of those who are operating on the missional edge today. This is a significant contribution to the ongoing discussions about missiology and ecclesiology that will take the conversation forward in creative and well-informed directions."
--John Drane, Affiliate Professor in Theological Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Salt, Light, and a City is a global tour and an expounded select bibliography all in one package. Dealing with key traditions and themes, the book considers what can be said about mission and the church through key voices in the conversation. An array of angles and perspectives opens up the terrain. A helpful study indeed."
--Darrell L. Bock, Executive Director for Cultural Engagement, Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement; Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary 

"Like never before, the missional movement in the West needs a bigger, broader, and more inclusive dialogue. Missional churches everywhere need better theology lest they will devolve into mere pragmatics. This is the promise of Graham Hill's project Salt, Light, and a City: a bigger, broader, more inclusive and better missional theology for world Christianity as we come together to be churches in God's Mission in the days to come."
--David Fitch, B.R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology, Northern Seminary, Chicago; author: Faithful Presence

"It is a theological imperative for students and practitioners of missional ecclesiology to have an ecumenical appreciation for the manifold expression of God's mission among the Body of Christ in the West. This book is one of the finest introductions to that task that you will find. Alongside the (forthcoming) second volume of this series, which centers on the thought and experience of non-Western and other marginalized voices, Hill is offering Western church leaders a resource of incomparable value as we seek a faithful witness to God's global mission." 
--J.R. Rozko, Co-Director, Missio Alliance

"It is a meaningful experience to be a part of a tribe, but if our understanding of the nature and purpose of the church becomes tribal, it becomes limited. Graham Hill takes us to the mountaintop and gives us a breath-taking view of the global missional church. If you don't want to settle for a reductionistic understanding of the missional church, then pick up this book, and re-imagine what the church can be."
--J.R. Woodward, National director, V3 Church Planting Movement; Author, Creating a Missional Culture, Co-author, The Church as Movement

Contributors-

Graham Hill
Michael Frost

Bio(s)-

Graham Hill (PhD, Flinders University) teaches applied theology at Morling College in Sydney, Australia, where he is also the vice principal. A former church planter and pastor, he is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Divinity and the Australian College of Theology. He is also the author of GlobalChurch: Reshaping Our Conversations, Renewing Our Mission, Revitalizing Our Churches.

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