For the past thirty years mission theology has taken a backseat to mission practice. Recently, however, people of all theological stripes have begun to reexamine the theological presuppositions that underlie the mission enterprise. In Mission on the Way Charles Van Engen masterfully articulates the contours of mission theology. The result is a complete investigation of evangelical mission theology as it relates to (1) biblical and narrative theology, (2) cultural context, (3) ecclesiology, (4) world councils, (5) religious pluralism, (6) interaction with competing theologies, and (7) the overall task of ministry.
About the Author
Charles Van Engen is the Arthur F. Glasses professor of Biblical Theology of Mission at Fuller Seminary's School of World Mission.