The Way of Discipleship Paperback

Women, Men, and Today's Call to Mission

by Anthony J. Gittins;

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The Way of Discipleship

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Vatican II's famous declaration that "the church on earth is by its very nature missionary" has often been taken out of context and used to support all manner of church initiatives. But, the conclusion of the statement-"since has its origin in the mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit"-is of monumental importance. In The Way of Discipleship, theologian Anthony Gittins describes the eternal mission of the Trinity, historically brought "down to earth" in the ministry of Jesus, and then continued to the ends of the earth by those called and sent as disciples throughout future generations. Gittins explains that Christian discipleship must be the living out of Jesus' own example in many different times and places. He encourages people of all ages to follow the invitation of Jesus to be missionary disciples. The Way of Discipleship explores several New Testament examples of Jesus' call and commissioning, distills the principles involved, and then recontextualizes the stories so that they pose a direct challenge to disciples today.
In this way, Gittins builds up a picture both of "the Way" of Jesus himself, and of the way in which today's disciples can loyally follow his call to mission.

The Way of Discipleship by Anthony J. Gittins was published by Liturgical Press in January 2017. The ISBN for The Way of Discipleship is 9780814647158.

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Details for The Way of Discipleship

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLiturgical Press (January 2017)
Number of Pages160
Thickness10 mm
Height210 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code4451167
Page last updated 6th December 2017
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