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Decoding the Church : Mapping the DNA of Christ's Body,9781610977104

Decoding the Church : Mapping the DNA of Christ's Body

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 9/22/2011
Publisher(s): Wipf & Stock Pub


Using the genetic code as a model, this provocative book will provide you with theological analysis, biblical principles, and practical applications for understanding the structure and mission of today's church and how it can transform the world. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Howard A. Snyder, former pastor and missionary to Brazil, is presently professor of the History and Theology of Mission at Asbury Theological Seminary. He earned his PhD at the University of Notre Dame. His previous best-selling books include The Problem of Wineskins, A Kingdom Manifesto, Community of the King and Liberating the Church. Daniel V. Runyon is professor of English at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Introductionp. 13
Do Churches Have DNA?p. 17
The Church: A Complex Organismp. 35
Church, Trinity, and Missionp. 49
The DNA of Church Structure: Dead Endsp. 60
The DNA of Church Structure: New Wineskinsp. 77
Genetic Material for Vital Churchesp. 89
The DNA of Missionp. 103
Mission beyond Psychology and Ecologyp. 117
In Christ: The Coherence of Missionp. 127
The Church Confronts Globalizationp. 139
Gospel Globalizationp. 154
The DNA of Public Discipleshipp. 169
Notesp. 191
Subject Indexp. 203
Scripture Indexp. 207
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