By Sarita D. Gallagher

ISBN-10: 1498226868

ISBN-13: 9781498226868

ISBN-10: 1610979281

ISBN-13: 9781610979283

Is the Abrahamic blessing of Genesis 12:1-3 nonetheless energetic on the planet this day? Does God nonetheless expand his blessing to the countries via his humans? the writer stumbled on the reply to those questions in a single of the main remoted areas of the realm, Papua New Guinea. during this booklet Sarita D. Gallagher compares the missional nature of the Abrahamic blessing motif in Scripture to a countrywide revival that came about in Papua New Guinea. by way of making a choice on the shared missional styles, she illustrates the ongoing achievement of the Abrahamic blessing throughout the outdated and New Testaments and the modern Papua New Guinean Church. the importance of this study is multifaceted: the textual content contributes new insights to the worldwide Church's realizing of the missio Dei, files an unexplored bankruptcy of Melanesian indigenous challenge heritage, and affects the foundational motivations and technique of latest project praxis.

"Gallagher creatively brings a biblical figuring out of Abrahamic blessing and modern socio-religious matters to illustrate the relevance of learning it appears disparate contexts. The stability of a story method of exegesis and ethnographic interviewing allows a missional appreciation of either the Bible and Melanesian contexts. the result is an appreciation of blessing as a biblical expression inside a cultural context the place the Holy Spirit permits God's blessing."
--R. Daniel Shaw, Professor of Anthropology and Translation, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Blessing isn't really for wimps. most folk world wide do not anticipate it. enjoyable? convinced. Happiness? probably. yet that full-orbed notion of blessing? that's particular to the Abrahamic faiths. Blessing comes from the all-powerful writer who communicates in my opinion and mercifully. unusually, blessing indicates up in difficult locations, occasionally nearly on the ends of the earth. Gallagher has been there, and has introduced again a document. learn it, and be blessed."
--Miriam Adeney, affiliate Professor of worldwide Christian stories, Seattle Pacific University

"This first-class paintings is thoroughly and punctiliously researched, good documented, insightful, and passionate. [Abrahamic Blessing] may be learn via a person attracted to God's project who desires to learn how to learn the Bible with a missiological lens. . . . we all who educate missiology are indebted to Sarita Gallagher for her awesome contribution to the sector. The reader may be encouraged and challenged via this work."
--Charles Van Engen, Arthur Glasser Professor of Biblical Theology of project, college of Intercultural reviews, Fuller Theological Seminary

Sarita D. Gallagher is Assistant Professor of faith at George Fox collage in Newberg, Oregon. She formerly served as a missionary with the CRC church buildings overseas in Australia and Papua New Guinea the place she taught missiology, biblical theology, and anthropology.

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