By Stanley M. Burgess,Paul W. Lewis,Byron D. Klaus
Within the identify of this quantity, A mild to the Nations, features turn into transparent. First, everyone is named to be "a gentle to the nations," as Gary McGee modeled. moment, and foundational to the 1st, is the truth that Jesus Christ is the last word mild, and our energies, research, discussions, and existence normally may still depend upon this truth. As a mirrored image of Gary McGee's lifestyles and ministry, those features are concentrated via 3 lenses, that are the 3 sections of this quantity: Ecumenism, Missions, and Pentecostalism. The essays characterize a variety of topics and denote a variety of explorations by way of colleagues and acquaintances of Gary B. McGee.
"These deeply researched essays forged new mild on outdated questions and lift new questions that the literature in those fields has ignored. the amount deals a sign contribution to our knowing of the threads that experience attached those fields some time past, this present day, and, definitely, a long time to come."
--Grant Wacker, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian historical past Emeritus, Duke Divinity School
"The overdue Gary McGee reworked scholarly understandings of Pentecostalism as a historic and missional flow. This robust selection of essays by means of amazing students builds on his passions in addition to his services. i like to recommend it very highly."
--Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of worldwide Christianity and heritage of venture, Boston college college of Theology
"A mild to the Nations . . . is a crucial ebook not just since it honors the reminiscence of historian Gary B. McGee but additionally since it bargains penetrating insights into Catholic-Pentecostal ecumenism, missions background and theology, and worldwide Pentecostalism that propel a severe exam of present missiology. Perceptive chapters via major Catholic, conciliar, and self reliant students produce a desirable consultant to the modern Christian global coupled with exciting nudges into the future."
--Robert L. Gallagher, Chair, Director of MA (Intercultural Studies), and affiliate Professor of Intercultural reports, Wheaton collage Graduate School
Stanley M. Burgess is Professor Emeritus of non secular stories at Missouri country collage, Springfield, Missouri. he's the coeditor of the New foreign Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (2002) and has authored Christian Peoples of the Spirit (2011) and diverse different works.
Paul W. Lewis serves because the affiliate Dean and the Professor of ancient Theology and Intercultural reports on the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, Missouri. he's the editor of the International magazine of Pentecostal Missiology and has authored quite a few articles and reviews.
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A Light to the Nations: Explorations in Ecumenism, Missions, and Pentecostalism by Stanley M. Burgess,Paul W. Lewis,Byron D. Klaus