Beginning with the insight that “Jesus was on a mission from God,” Father Schroeder explains why mission and evangelization are at the heart of Christian discipleship and the life of the church
but also why mission is larger than simply extending the ranks of the church. After a fascinating overview of mission from New Testament times up to the present reality of a “world church,” he outlines a contemporary understanding of mission in its different dimensions, ranging from witness and proclamation, to spirituality, justice and peace, inculturation, and interreligious dialogue, and reconciliation. Finally, he addresses the challenge of a mission-driven parish and diocese, detailing the spirituality and practice that link the local church with the mission of Christ in a suffering world.Schroeder, Author
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