Reflecting on mission in the African context
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Reflecting on mission in the African context a handbook for missiology

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Published by Pro Christo Publications in Bloemfontein [South Africa] .
Written in English



  • Africa.


  • Missions.,
  • Missions -- Africa.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-190).

Statementeditors, H.L. Pretorius ... [et al.].
ContributionsPretorius, H. L.
LC ClassificationsBV2070 .R435 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 196 p. :
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2260862M
ISBN 101868040461
LC Control Number89142611

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CHRISTIAN IDENTITY IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT: REFLECTIONS ON KWAME BEDIAKO’S education consultant with Africa Inland Mission. who has commended the work as “a book of quite outstanding importance.” It has indeed been widely appreciated and was reissued in A strong commitment and sacrificial missionary spirit is moving across Africa in response to drumbeats of missions. For example, within the context of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), several universities and college graduates are missionaries in villages and cities both in African and beyond. From Nigeria alone. Mission and Contextualization 9 Developing a working definition of contextualization 11 4 The Definition of Theological Reflection 62 Gospel has been, for the most part, presented in an African context but from a Western perspective. There would be no need to start over again, but something should be done to.   4. Practices Relating to Traditional African Specialists. Traditional Africa has a host of specialists who are professionals in their various disciplines, such as (1) priests, (2) medicine men and women, (3) diviners, mediums, sorcerers, witches, wizards and midwives. Each profession has a set of beliefs, rules and regulations, practices and.

AFRICAN SPIRITUALITY Introduction This chapter will describe African Spirituality in detail and identify important aspects, particularly those which play a role in African churches and social groupings today. A question that must be asked at the outset is whether there is such a thing as African Spirituality. time. It is widely documented that Africa has the fastest growing church and yet a vacuum on pastoral care direction to systematise the ministry is clearly glaring. The observations made at the All Africa Conference of Churches more than half a century ago in the context of African . Henry Venn, secretary of the London-based Church Missionary Society from to , coined the term euthanasia of a mission to describe the vital process whereby a foreign mission becomes progressively indigenous and independent. His vision of church autonomy was first implemented in Sierra Leone, and the author examines this experiment in detail to uncover the nature of early efforts at.   "Mission is handicapped without a sound biblical theology of mission and an understanding of the history of mission leading up to our current context. Constants in Context offers both of these elements. It is mission theology in historical perspective and/or a history of mission that is grounded theologically. The authors describe it as a systematic theology with mission at its core, and .