Scripture and Strategy (EMS 1)

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Foreword to the Series

Foreword to Scripture and Strategy



Part I. Introduction

1. Back to the Future


Part II. The Place of the Bible in Christian Thought

2. Carl F. H. Henry: Recovering Biblical Authority

3. Erich Sauer: Rediscovering Biblical Theology

4. William J. Larkin, Jr.: Rethinking Biblical Interpretation

5. Paul G. Hiebert: Revisiting Contextualization


Part III. The Place of the Bible in Christian Ministry

6. Hans-Ruedi Weber: Confronting the World with the Gospel

7. Trevor McIlwain: Confirming Believers in the Christian Faith

8. Timothy M. Warner: Counseling Chrisitans Concerning Spiritual Warfare

9. John Piper: Challenging the Church to Christian Mission

10. Ralph D. Winter: Consecrating and Training Future Leaders


Part IV: Conclusion

11. Forward to the Future



by: David J. Hesselgrave (Author)
 David Hesselgrave uses the work of ten influential men to describe what is going on in missions. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of the use of the Bible in the church and in mission, from the study of the Bible to teaching biblical principles to church leaders on the mission field. As the first title in the new Evangelical Missiological Society series, this textbook is designed for use in addressing: Contemporary Issues in Missions, Mission Strategy, Theology of Mission, Survey of Mission, Mission Principles and Practices, Strategy for World Evangelization, church planting, Church growth, and Contextualization.


  • Dr. Hesselgrave helps us understand the discussions on hermeneutics, contextualization, discipling and training, and shows the underlying unity that lies in starting with a high view of Scripture. His work provides and agenda for missiology in the 21st century.
    The late Paul G. HiebertProfessor, Fuller Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • David Hesselgrave is a doer's thinker. Based on his background of field ministry in Japan and extensive observation of the world's mission scene, he has produced a series of foundational texts to guide practitioners. Scripture and Strategy constitutes a strong call to build the future of missions on the only effective foundation: the Word of God.
    Michael PocockProfessor, Dallas Theological Seminary

Additional Details

  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: William Carey Library
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publish Year: 1994
  • ISBN: 9780878083756
  • Vendor: William Carey Library