New Studies in Biblical Theology Few biblical topics are as important as mission. Mission is inextricably linked to humanity's sinfulness and need for redemption, and to God's provision of salvation in the person and work of Jesus Christ. This 'good news' of salvation must, however, be made known. Thus, the saving mission of Jesus constitutes the foundation for Christian mission, and the Christian gospel is its message. For Andreas Kostenberger and Peter O'Brien this significant theme has rarely been given its due attention in biblical theology. Hence, they offer a comprehensive exploration of the theme through the entire sweep of biblical history, including the Old Testament, the Second Temple Period and the New Testament. Their motivation springs from a passion to see God's mission carried out in today's world.
Andreas Kostenberger Assistant Professor of New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina. Author of 'Mission' in the forthcoming New Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Peter O'Brien Senior Research Fellow in New Testament and Vice-Principal of Moore Theological College, Sydney. Author of Ephesians in the Pillar New Testament Commentaries