By Evan Burns,Jason Duesing

ISBN-10: 1498280250

ISBN-13: 9781498280259

ISBN-10: 1498280277

ISBN-13: 9781498280273

Adoniram Judson was once not just a ancient figurehead within the first wave of international missionaries from the U.S. and a hero in his personal day, yet his tale nonetheless wins the admiration of Christians even at the present time. although a number of biographies were written to retell his lifestyles tale in each resulting iteration, in the past no unmarried quantity has sought to comprehensively synthesize and examine the positive aspects of his theology and religious lifestyles. His imaginative and prescient of spirituality and faith definitely contained levels of vintage evangelical piety, but his spirituality used to be essentially rooted in and governed via a mix of asceticism and New Divinity theology. Judson's well known fortitude emerged out of a weird missionary spirituality that used to be bibliocentric, ascetic, heavenly minded, and Christocentric. the heart of Adoniram Judson's spirituality was once a heavenly minded, self-denying submission to the sovereign will of God, stimulated by way of an affectionate wish to please Christ via obedience to his ultimate command published within the Scriptures. Unveiling the guts of his missionary spirituality, Judson himself requested, "What, then, is the well-known, all-constraining impulse that are supposed to urge us to make sacrifices during this cause?" And he replied therefore: "A superb wish to please him is the grand purpose that are meant to animate Christians of their missionary efforts."

"Because Jesus Christ was once Himself the final word missionary, a very biblical spirituality will continually incline the center towards missions. The extra Christlike anyone turns into, the extra pressured she or he could be if you have no idea Christ. one of many best-known and best-loved tales of this union of spirituality and missions is located within the lifetime of Adoniram Judson. Retelling this tale with specific emphasis on Judson's spirituality is Evan Burns. Who greater for this activity than a missionary to Judson's a part of the realm with a PhD in biblical spirituality? Like Judson, Dr. Burns is the true deal either as a missionary and as a guy of God. learn this booklet and be blessed."
--Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; writer of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible

"Evan Burns enhances Adoniram Judson's recognized missionary accomplishments along with his inside existence and paints a extra holistic photo of this nice ancient determine than ever has been portrayed so far. either Judson's strengths and weaknesses are published during this compelling narrative. This traditionally astute, robustly researched, and intelligently written publication is a welcome and groundbreaking contribution to the scholarship approximately this pioneer American missionary."
--Allen Yeh, affiliate Professor of Intercultural stories and Missiology, prepare dinner institution of Intercultural reports, Biola University

"The early smooth missionary move was once decisively formed via a few iconic figures: one of the leader of them was once Adoniram Judson. This unique and incisive research of his piety is helping us not just comprehend his existence and what made him tick but in addition the trend of missionary piety that got here after him. ‎A nice study!"
--Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church background and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Evan Burns (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Director of the MA in worldwide management software at Western Seminary, the place he additionally directs The Judson middle. He and his kin have served as missionaries within the center East, East Asia, and such a lot lately in Southeast Asia, the place he has been on school at Asia Biblical Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University.

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