A Supreme Desire to Please Him: The Spirituality of Adoniram by Evan Burns,Jason Duesing PDF

By Evan Burns,Jason Duesing

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Adoniram Judson was once not just a historical 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 this day. even though various biographies were written to retell his existence 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 existence. His imaginative and prescient of spirituality and faith definitely contained levels of vintage evangelical piety, but his spirituality was once essentially rooted in and governed through a mix of asceticism and New Divinity theology. Judson's popular fortitude emerged out of a unusual missionary spirituality that used to be bibliocentric, ascetic, heavenly minded, and Christocentric. the heart of Adoniram Judson's spirituality used to be a heavenly minded, self-denying submission to the sovereign will of God, prompted via an affectionate wish to please Christ via obedience to his ultimate command printed within the Scriptures. Unveiling the center of his missionary spirituality, Judson himself requested, "What, then, is the sought after, all-constraining impulse that are supposed to urge us to make sacrifices during this cause?" And he responded therefore: "A ideal wish to please him is the grand intent that are meant to animate Christians of their missionary efforts."

"Because Jesus Christ was once Himself the last word missionary, a very biblical spirituality will constantly incline the guts towards missions. The extra Christlike someone turns into, the extra harassed she or he should be should 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 larger 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 publication 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 together with his inside lifestyles and paints a extra holistic photo of this nice ancient determine than ever has been portrayed to date. either Judson's strengths and weaknesses are published during this compelling narrative. This traditionally astute, robustly researched, and intelligently written booklet is a welcome and groundbreaking contribution to the scholarship approximately this pioneer American missionary."
--Allen Yeh, affiliate Professor of Intercultural reviews and Missiology, prepare dinner university of Intercultural reviews, Biola University

"The early sleek missionary flow was once decisively formed by way of 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 lifestyles and what made him tick but additionally the development of missionary piety that got here after him. ‎A nice study!"
--Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church heritage 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 heart. He and his family members have served as missionaries within the center East, East Asia, and so much lately in Southeast Asia, the place he has been on college at Asia Biblical Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University.

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