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Michael Parsons - Text and Task: Scripture and Mission

Text and Task: Scripture and Mission by Michael Parsons

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Tags: Bible Studies and Daily Readings, Book, Paperback, General Theological Issues

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Genre: Bible Studies and Daily Readings
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 24303
Product Format: Book
ISBN: 1842274112
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Publisher: Paternoster Press
Release Date: 09 Dec 2005


The Loss and Retrieval of Ancestral Religion
Narrative Poetics in 1 Samuel 16 ? 17
Solomon and the Building of the Temple
Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Luther on Isaiah 40
Second Isaiah and the Greek Islands
The Significance of the Old Testament for Paul's Missionary Calling
Paul's ?Cloak? and the Completion of the Tanakh
Paul's Gospel to the Gentiles
Truth with a Mission
A Trinitarian Perspective
Communities of Witness
Repristination. The Recovery of the Gospel
A Missional Journey for the 21st Century
Prophetic Preaching for a Missional Church

A practical, Scriptural and contemporary series of essays on Scripture and mission.

Practical, scriptural and contemporary, Text and Task is a series of essays on Scripture and mission. It aims to show the significance of reading the biblical text appropriately and with faithful engagement for our theology and missiology.

A team of biblical scholars suggest ways forward in areas such as the implicit missional narrative of David and Goliath, the story of Solomon and his Temple-building, the genre of lament, the explicit gracious message of the prophet Isaiah, Paul's understanding of divine call and gospel, and the place of mission as a hermeneutic for reading the Bible.

Theological chapters engage the issues of the Trinity and the unevangelized, the missional dimensions of Barth's view of election, the gospel's loss of plausibility in the modern West, the place of preaching in mission, and the idea of belonging to a church community before one believes the gospel.

Drawing together scholars from the fields of biblical studies, theology, sociology and homiletics, Text and Task relates critically engaged textual reading to contemporary ongoing Christian life, thought and mission.














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