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Mission Between the Times
Rene Padilla is one of the premier representatives of orthodox evangelicalism in Latin America. He has consistently championed integral mission, a holistic understanding of Christian mission in which there is no artificial barrier between evangelisation and social responsibility. Biblical, faithful to Scripture, contemporary and inspirational, the core message of this upda ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published October 4th 2010 by Langham Monographs
(first published June 1st 1985)
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One of the best I've read from a third world (?) perspective dealing with the meaning and implication of God's mission in our times. I strongly recommend it to anyone who has not read any missiological or theological material from a non-Western perspective. Very refreshing and insightful!
Fantastic book. Because the chapters are a series of essays, some are better than others. Also, because these were mostly written over 20 years ago some are a bit dated. This is why I've given it four stars. Overall, though, this is a thought-provoking and helpful analysis of mission especially within the Latin American context. Chapters 4, 5, and 9 were worth the price of the whole book.
René Padilla was born in Quito, Ecuador, and reared and Bogotá, Colombia. He has been living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, since 1967. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Wheaton College, an M.A. in Theology from Wheaton College Graduate School, and a PhD in New Testament from the University of Manchester, England. In 1992 he was granted an honorary D.D. by Wheaton College. He is a founding member ...more