Posted by: michaelhanegan | September 21, 2008

Michael Goheen on Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology…

The following is a link to the doctoral dissertation of Michael Goheen on the missionary ecclesiology of Lesslie Newbigin. He has a great discussion also with Alan Roxburgh over at Allelon on missional life emerging in an established church of which he was a part.

To download the dissertation click here.

To listen to the interview with Alan Roxburgh at Allelon go here.



  1. Keep up the good work. I highly esteem your heritage and rejoice in what I see here. Thank you for your devotion to Christ and your faithfulness to His Word and Mission.

    John Paul Todd

  2. Michael I am glad you posted this. I was just to put up a post reviewing one of Newbigin’s books. He was a man ahead of his time and maybe even ours, yet was able to look back and see the cross and all it means for the Church and the world.

  3. Dear Michael,
    I would realy like to download this dissertation, but it doesn’t work for me. Is it maybe possible to send it to me?
    Hope to hear from you soon!

  4. I used these reflections on the eschatological dimension of Newbigin’s ecclesiology as my writing sample for PhD applications. Titled: That the World May Know: Newbigin’s Eschatological Ecclesiology of Mission and Unity. Perhaps it can enrich this discussion:

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