n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - The missional impulse of the biblical narrative
A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story, Michael W. Goheen : book review

Volume 79, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
  • E-ISSN: 2304-8557



The concept of mission has too often been shaped by 19th century assumptions: mission is a matter of geography, it is a cross-cultural activity done by a select few individuals; some are called to mission, others are not. This book exposes these erroneous views and places mission in the context of Israel and the church. It provides a whistle-stop overview of 'the missional impulse in the biblical narrative'. It begins to explore the missional roots of the church in the Old and the New Testaments. Far too many missional books neglect the Old Testament; Goheen does much here to redress the imbalance.

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