World and Mission: towards a Common Missiology

World and Mission: towards a Common Missiology 34 World and Mission: towards a Common Missiology FRANS J. VERSTRAELEN, Netherlands The word 'common' used in the title of this contribution is an attempt at transcending partial concepts of missiological reflections, labelled as 'ecumenical', 'evangelical', 'orthodox', 'catholic'. Each label applied to one group only sounds very pretentious and is, in a way, untrue. 'Common' as used here refers to the biblical imperative of unity and common witness and service for all Christians and Christian denominations: ecumenical - evangelical - Orthodox - catholic. Therefore, all followers of Christ should feel challenged . 1. END OF MISSION? One of the issues at the Bangkok missionary Conference of the World _ Council of Churches (WCC) in 1972/1973 was 'moratorium': the question of putting an end to the sending of missionaries and financial help abroad (at least for a certain period). Whatever it meant, the moratorium-debate did not mean the end of mission. Rather it stimulated reflection on mission, especially among the former rather exclusively sending churches to reconsider their missionary responsibility in their own home contexts. The year after Bangkok - 1974 - witnessed an explosion of interest in mission: Lausanne ('Evangelicals'), Geneve (symposium-WCC), Rome (synod of Bishops on 'evangelization http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mission Studies Brill

World and Mission: towards a Common Missiology

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Brill
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© 1984 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0168-9789
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1573-3831
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10.1163/157338384X00062
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34 World and Mission: towards a Common Missiology FRANS J. VERSTRAELEN, Netherlands The word 'common' used in the title of this contribution is an attempt at transcending partial concepts of missiological reflections, labelled as 'ecumenical', 'evangelical', 'orthodox', 'catholic'. Each label applied to one group only sounds very pretentious and is, in a way, untrue. 'Common' as used here refers to the biblical imperative of unity and common witness and service for all Christians and Christian denominations: ecumenical - evangelical - Orthodox - catholic. Therefore, all followers of Christ should feel challenged . 1. END OF MISSION? One of the issues at the Bangkok missionary Conference of the World _ Council of Churches (WCC) in 1972/1973 was 'moratorium': the question of putting an end to the sending of missionaries and financial help abroad (at least for a certain period). Whatever it meant, the moratorium-debate did not mean the end of mission. Rather it stimulated reflection on mission, especially among the former rather exclusively sending churches to reconsider their missionary responsibility in their own home contexts. The year after Bangkok - 1974 - witnessed an explosion of interest in mission: Lausanne ('Evangelicals'), Geneve (symposium-WCC), Rome (synod of Bishops on 'evangelization

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Mission StudiesBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1984

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