The Common Task Paperback

A Theology of Christian Mission

by M.Thomas Thangaraj;

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The Common Task

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Christian mission takes place today in the context of a pluralistic world, one in which the adherents of the various religious traditions are increasingly aware of and in dialogue with one another. What is needed now, argues Thangaraj, is an understanding of Christian mission that has for its starting point a moral imperative shared by all the world's religions. The author finds this common task in what he calls the mission of humanity: those obligations to one another and the world which all humans share. For Christians the common task will be a cruciform one; it will display the self-sacrifice and vulnerability of the cross, rather than the grasping after power and influence of the world. It will be a liberative reality, marked by the gospel's concern for the poor and oppressed. Finally, the mission of humanity will be for Christians eschatological in nature, formed by a vision of the fullness of the reign of God which is both present now and yet to come. Having established this specifically Christian interpretation of the common task, Thangaraj goes on to ask how it can inform our reading of Scripture and our understanding of Christian missions, and how it can motivate Christian congregations for mission today.

The Common Task by M.Thomas Thangaraj was published by Abingdon Press in March 1999 and is our 53119th best seller. The ISBN for The Common Task is 9780687001446.

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Details for The Common Task

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAbingdon Press (March 1999)
Number of Pages168
Thickness9 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1153823
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