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Joining in with the Spirit

Connecting World Church and Local Mission

Joining in with the Spirit

Connecting World Church and Local Mission

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334046080
Published: 29/01/2010

Joining in with the Spirit is an accessible introduction to mission studies - the history, theology and issues of mission, which is up-to-date and supported by contemporary scholarship. It also offers a theological framework for mission, which applies both globally and locally, to help the reader discern the movement of the Spirit of Christ among the many other spirits of this world. This text illustrates the impact of the 1910 Edinburgh world missionary conference and shows how the churches in Britain as a part of a much wider movement of the Spirit of Christ that is world Christianity.

Kirsteen Kim

Kirsteen Kim is Professor of Theology and World Christianity at Leeds Trinity University College, and serves as Vice Moderator of the Commission for World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches and on the Lausanne Theology Working Group.

Kirsteen Kim's lively study is both accessible and scholarly. This book affirms mission as the work of the Spirit and, rejecting traditional Euro-centric approaches, insists that local mission is most effectively viewed through the lens of the world church. The joy of this book is that the reader is introduced to fresh voices not usually heard in such studies: the challenge is responding to them. Brian Castle, Bishop of Tonbridge and Co-chair Mission Theology Advisory Group.