Reaching the City (EMS 20)
Opportunities of Urbanization
Rapid urbanization and globalization have transformed our world. With over half of the world's population residing in cities, the implications for mission work in urban contexts are significant. Reaching the City: Reflections on Urban Mission for the 21st Century addresses the missiological challenges associated with this new world order.
This collection of essays features authors who build upon the seminal writings of Ray Bakke, Jacques Ellul, Basil of Caesarea, and others while providing new and creative proposals for urban mission. The book first explores the global challenges of urbanization and then moves through theological, historical, and educational perspectives. The volume concludes with case studies that engage with the realities of North American and international cities, offering inspiration for missional efforts to reach these communities.
With the United Nations reporting that the number of urban dwellers in Asia and Africa is increasing by an average of one million per week, this book is particularly relevant. The authors recognize the urgent need to address the missiological challenges of urbanization and offer thoughtful and practical suggestions for how mission work can effectively engage with these communities. Reaching the City is an essential resource for anyone interested in urban mission and mission work in general.
- Pages: 304
- Publisher: William Carey Publishing
- Binding: Paperback
- Publish Year: 2012
- ISBN: 9781645084969
- Vendor: William Carey Publishing