The book titled as Rethinking Mission draws its name from the Rethinking Group in the Indian history of mission. It seeks to re-think Indian cultural and religious issues in continuity with the Rethinking tradition in the history of the church and its mission, which has been addressed widely in this volume. The book has sought scholars and church leaders to rethink issues in mission from Biblical, Theological, Historical, Religious, and Ministerial disciplines. These multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional reflections on various issues challenge the traditional churches and its aged practice of mission and evangelism, in order to bring out biblically, theologically and religio-culturally relevant theology of Mission in the context of the churches and its mission. This book will enable the present churches to rethink their attitude towards mission and to strengthen their knowing, being and doing in every possible way to establish the Reign of God in this earth, especially in the pluralistic context of India.
1. Biblical Perspective
2. Theological Perspective
3. Historical-Missiological Perspective
4. Religious Perspective
5. Ministerial Perspective
Rev. Dr. J. A. David Onesimu serves as the Principal of the Madras Theological Seminary and College and is a Senior Pastor at Evangelical Church of India, Chennai. He did his Th.M. in Mission Theology from Seoul Theological University, South Korea; M.Th. in Christian Theology under Senate of Serampore College (University); and his Ph.D. from Asia United Theological University-ACTS, Korea. He also holds a Diploma in Korean Language from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He was awarded Doctor of Theology (Honoris Causa) by Kernal University, USA. He was ordained in 1986 by Korean Evangelical Holiness Church, Korea. He can be contacted in this e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Dr. K. Vijayan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Missiology. He was a former Lecturer at Calcutta Bible Seminary (CBS), Kolkata. Currently, he is teaching at the Madras Theological Seminary & College (MTSC), Chennai; and also teaching at the Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute (GLTCRI), Chennai. He holds Doctor of Theology from the Senate of Serampore College (University), Department of Research, SATHRI. His doctoral research area was on “Orlando E. Costas’ Interpretation of Outside the Gate as a Postmodern Missiological Paradigm in the Context of India.” He can be contacted in this e-mail: email@example.com