Mission is one of the key subjects for the church today. What does it mean to live the Christian faith in a world of many faiths and ne? In this book, two leading scholars explore what mission and discipleship meant for some of the earliest Christian communities. Morna Hooker and Frances Young outline the nature of mission for the earliest Christian communities (in the New Testament and beyond) and relate this to the context of the mission and discipleship today, thereby engaging with and challenging some common assumptions made about mission today.Originally presented as the Hugh Price Hughes Lectures in the West London Mission, the book will be of interest t only to students of theology but to all interested in the life and ministry of the church today.
Morna D. Hooker is Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity Emerita in the University of Cambridge and author of a number of books on the New Testament.Frances Young is Edward Cadbury Professor of Patristics Emerita in the University of Birmingham and one of the best-known Patristics scholars in the world.