God’s Missional Nature
Thomas Schirrmacher. Missio Dei: God’s Missional Nature. World of Theology Series, Bd. 10. 2017. 78 S. 12.00 € (Printversion). ISBN 978-3-86269-143-2.
The important term Missio Dei (Mission of God) needs a biblical foundation. The sending of God by God is a foundational motive in the New Testament. Even at the very beginning of salvation history, shortly after creation, God became the first missionary. In Jesus, God is the missionary par excellence, and in the Holy Spirit, God is the most successful missionary. Mission is part of the nature of God, and therefore mission can only be described holistically and in a manner that transforms human mission into the image of God’s mission.