Nalysis of Escobars thesis compare and contrast his theological contribution
Global Missions Paper
The New Global Mission: The Gospel from Everywhere to Everyone Samuel Escobar IVP Academic Publisher 2003
Read chapters 1-10.
Write an essay (1,250-1,500 words) that analyzes Escobars thesis and compares and contrasts his theological contribution with other theologians discussed earlier in the course. Your paper should explore the various components through which he builds his thesis, and critique the idea that Christian theology is contextual by engaging with other theological schools from an American and/or global setting. Your paper should contain the following components:
1) A brief analysis of Escobars thesis and how he elaborates it in his book.
2) A discussion where Escobars contextual approach is compared/contrasted specifically in relation to one theological theme (God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Bible, Salvation or the Church) with two other contemporary theologians (e.g. Barth, Tillich, Bonhoeffer, Moltmann, Pannenberg, Rahner, etc.).
3) A summary of how Escobars overall theological contribution either expands or challenges the theological perspectives of the two theologians chosen.
4) If you were in a culturally diverse ministry setting, how would these perspectives influence your ministry?
Use a minimum of 3 academic references to support your ideas.
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