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A Theology of Mission:Challenges and Opportunities in Northeast Asia

Mathiesen, Gaylan Kent

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ISBN 10: 1932688269 / ISBN 13: 9781932688269
Published by Lutheran University Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006
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"Working on the essential inter-relatedness and inter-penetration of the Missio Dei, Ecclesia Dei, and Regnumdei {mission of God, church of God and the reign of God}, Gaylan Mathiesen critically examines why and how these three concepts must be held constantly together if mission is to be genuine and authentic. Mathiesen goes to these three concepts to answer a very simple question: Why is it that Buddhism succeeded in Northwest Asia whereas Christianity after almost 500 years of activity there has not been able to make any major inroads? This critical contribution to and a must read for those doing mission especially in the context of Buddhism and North Asia Asia." {Charles Amjad-Ali}. This book has 224 pages. The text contains NO internal marks whatsoever. The book is a SIGNED PRESENTATION copy from the author, Gaylan Kent Mathiesen. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 064787

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Title: A Theology of Mission:Challenges and ...

Publisher: Lutheran University Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Pictorial Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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Those called to proclaim the gospel in Northeast Asia face a seemingly impregnable wall of culture that is highly resistant to their message. The author tackles the question of why the great outlay of human and material resources over the centuries has not produced a greater receptivity to the gospel. He seeks answers in the theological categories of missio Dei, ecclesia Dei, and regnum Dei. Biblical, doctrinal, and theological considerations as well as church history and reformation history inform this study. Where does mission originate? What is God s intent for the church? As God comes into the world in love, what does his coming look like? Where does one find God s presence and how does one discern and build on that presence? These important questions for the articulation of mission are the foci of this book.

About the Author:

Gaylan Mathiesen is Professor of Mission and Evangelism at Lutheran Brethren Seminary in Fergus Falls, MN, USA. He has also taught at Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN, Trinity Bible College, Kursk, Russia, and Japan Lutheran Brethren Seminary, Sendai, Japan. Mathiesen spends his time volunteering on numerous committees and leading discussions on world missions. He is a member of the Evangelical Missiological Society, American Society of Missiology, and Association of Professors of Mission. Mathiesen has a Ph.D. from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, as well as degrees from Lutheran Brethren Seminary, Fergus Falls, MN and Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN. He attended the Japan Missionary Language Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

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