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However, it certainly does not represent the last word on all of these truths. In fact, the book is a kind of index to areas that invite and require the same kind of diligent scholarship that led to the preparation of this volume. It is to be hoped that Dr. Peters and others who share his missionary theology will persevere in the preparation of other publications on these great and urgent themes. J. F. SHEPHERD Education Secretary Christian & Missionary Alliance Preface MISSIONARY THEOLOGY IN PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE THIS PRESENTATION of Biblical Theology of Missions is the outgrowth of years of studies and teaching in theology and missions.
Having been personally acquainted with Christ and having accompanied Peter on his journeys, Mark writes as a Christ-filled Jew. He introduces Christ as the Prophet of God and as the Servant of Jehovah. His whole portrait is that of the Prophet of God speaking forth the message of God and the Servant of Jehovah ever active, accomplishing the will and purpose of God. Beautifully he summarizes it in a quote from the Master: "For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many" (10:45).
But they are not written as a "life of Christ"; they are too brief and too sketchy for that purpose. Rather, they are four portraits of Christ or four presentations of the same Person from four points of view. Each of the evangelists portrays Christ accurately but according to his own purpose and intent, within his own frame of reference and design, without contradicting, destroying or minimizing his Coauthor's arrangements. We admit that serious limitations and difficulties are encountered in an attempt to build a harmony of the gospels or a "life of Christ" upon the gospel records.
A Biblical Theology of Missions by George W. Peters