Seldom does one come across a truly magisterial book. Transforming Mission, through, is such a one. Bosch examines the entire sweep of Christian tradition to show historically how five paradigms have encapsulated the Christian understanding of how God saves and what human beings should do in response. With the considerable talents that make him the foremost theologian of Christian vocation and mission today, Bosch then outlines the key characteristics of an emerging “postmodern” paradigm dialectically linking salvation’s transcendent and immanent dimension.
“This is a well-informed and courageous study of the theology of mission and the first to implement paradigm theory for the understanding of mission.” —Hans Küng
“David Bosch’s work is a kind of Summa Missiologica. . . . It will surely be the indispensable foundation for the teaching of missiology for many years to come.” —Lesslie Newbigin
“The most comprehensive and through study of the Christian mission done in this generation, if not this century.” —Alan Neely
“Unquestionably stands out as the most comprehensive and enlightened work on mission models studied across Christian traditions and mission history.” —Louis Luzbetak, SVD