When discussing mission it is easy to rely on the New Testament and
overlook the importance of the Old Testament. Walter Kaiser
corrects this tendency by focusing on the missiological importance
of the Old Testament and explaining its missionary message. Kaiser
questions the notion that the New Testament represents a deviation
from God's supposed intention to save only the Israelites. He
argues that--contrary to popular opinion--the older Testament does
not reinforce an exclusive redemptive plan. Instead, it emphasizes
a common human condition and God's original and continuing concern
for all humanity. Mission in the Old Testament shows that the
Israelites' mission was always to actively spread to Gentiles the
Good News of the promised Messiah. Pastors, missionaries,
professors, students, and everyone interested in mission will find
this accessible text enlightening and informative. Tools such as
indexes, glossary, and bibliography contribute to the usefulness of
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