Mission and the Coming of God
Eschatology, the Trinity and Mission in the Theology of Jürgen Moltmann and Contemporary Evangelicalism
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"This is a work of major importance, engaging with crucial themes and leading Christian thinkers. A must read for all reflective evangelicals. Tim Chester's work is always good, but this is the best yet."
--Martyn Atkins, Principal, Cliff College, Calver; UK
"Despite the attention of Moltmann and despite intra-evangelical debate on the nature of mission over the last three decades, the task of bringing Moltmann and evangelicalism into dialogue has remained on the table for some time. Tim Chester takes up the agenda. His combination of practical experience in mission and theological ability, equip him well for this task and the result is a study which brings academic reasoning to bear on Christian thought about eschatology and its vital connection with the missionary responsibility of the church. it rewards our careful attention."
--Stephen Williams, Professor of Systemic Theology at Union Theological College, Belfast
"Eschatology in relation to mission is often reduced to plans for 'finishing' the Great Commission as soon as possible, or to lurid end-time scenarios that feed our fantasy more than they fuel biblical mission. so it is refreshing to have this wide-ranging, in depth study of the theme that engages with one of the most well-known theologians of biblical hope, Jurgen Moltmann, alongside a number of renowned evangelical scholars, yet stays rooted in the text and vision of the Bible itself. This is searching theology in the service of biblical mission--as all theology ultimately should be."
--Chris Wright, International Director, Langham Partnership International