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Pilgrims and Priests

Christian Mission in a Post-Christian Society

Pilgrims and Priests

Christian Mission in a Post-Christian Society

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334058779
Published: 30/11/2019

What does it mean to be a small missional community in a deeply secularized society?

Drawing on a wide range of practical insight with mission in one of the most secular contexts of the West, Pilgrims and Priests blends this experience with a thorough analysis of relevant biblical, historical, sociological, theological and spiritual sources that bear relevance to missional identity in the challenging circumstances presented by the secular West. It presents a hopeful perspective, rooted in a realistic appraisal of reality and rich theological reflections.

This fully revised new international edition will make this important resource for thinkers, practitioners and all who are fascinated by the future of Christianity in the West.

Stefan Paas

Stefan Paas is J.H. Bavinck Professor of Missiology and Intercultural Theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Professor of Missiology at Theologische Universiteit Kampen. He has published extensively, in both Dutch and English, on Biblical Theology, Public Theology, and Missiology. His books include Church Planting in the Secular West: Learning from the European Experience (Eerdmans, 2016) which was selected as one of the ten "outstanding books on missiology" by International Bulletin of Mission Research and one of the five "outstanding practical theological books" by the journal Practical Theology.

"Stefan Paas develops a missional spirituality for secularized contexts in the West. There is probably a critique in the book for all of our mission traditions and approaches but it comes from a place of care and honest reflection. I found myself welcoming the challenges he offers. ... It is a book that is very grounded in biblical stories and metaphors. It is also a book that has something of a sigh of relief about it – it’s ok to be small and faithful as Christian communities in the midst of an often indifferent world. This is a book I will be coming back to again and again." -- Jonny Baker, Church Mission Society, UK

 “… an unflinching analysis of the place and role of the church in the secular West … He gives us a fresh take on evangelism and witness, and a compelling missional vision for small Christian communities in our secular culture… Inspiring, challenging and immensely helpful.” -- Cathy Ross, Lecturer in Mission, Regent’s Park College, Oxford

“With this “missional ecclesiology” Paas carries out masterfully his intention to define “what it means to be a missional Christian community in a post-Christian society.” … This book will quickly become a basic text for missiological research and curricula while refreshing the conversation in ways that surprise, delight, and stimulate.” -- Darrell Guder, Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary