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Mission as Transformation

A Theology of the Whole Gospel

Vinay Samuel and Christopher Sugden

Regnum Books (1999), 522pp, ISBN: 0870345133

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Mission as Transformation: A theology of the whole gospel brings together in one volume twenty-five years of biblical reflection on mission practice with the poor from around the world.

The whole gospel is centred on the rule of Christ over the whole of life. It seeks to impact a community with the values and the spiritual challenges of the kingdom of God. The key to wholistic ministry is enabling people to experience Christ's Lordship.

Wholistic Mission integrates proclamation, evangelism, church planting and social transformation in a seamless whole of Chrisitan mission. This approach to mission has been adopted since 1983 by most evangelical agencies involved in development, and most indigenous mission agencies involved with transforming the lives of the communities they work with. It also represents the approach of many Pentecostal churches.

Mission as transformation has been a struggle for evangelicals. Our Two-Thirds World colleagues have patiently assisted many of us to the table. This book provides a gathering place for the seminal papers and discussions that are part of this twenty-five year journey. This volume helps anyone understand how evangelicals, struggling to unite evangelism and social action, found their way to the biblical view of mission in which God calls all human beings to love God and their neighbour; never creating a separation between the two.

Dr Bryant Myers
Vice President, World Vision International

is a "must read" for all who believe in the Lordship of Christ and are serious in going beyond slogans to the magnetic discovery and credible practice of "the whole church taking the gospel to the whole world."

Dr Peter Kuzmic
President, Evangelical Theological Faculty, Osijek, Croatia and Chairman of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Mission Theologians


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