Mission and Evangelisation (Paperback)Michael Hayes (editor)
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 01/04/2004
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Nine Cardinals each give papers on the key themes for the modern world: mission and evangelisation. Traditionally, mission was about Western people bringing the truth to less fortunate people. But now white people in the Roman Catholic Church constitute a minority and the fastest growing areas of population for the Catholic Church are South America and most particularly the African continent. The whole theory and theology of mission has to be rethought and this is one of the greatest challenges that the Roman Catholic Church has to face. The propagation of the Christian faith among non-Christian people was one of the first things undertaken by the Early Church. But now mission is not just about conversion. Inculturation is now the key concept as evangelical work proceeds with native literature, education and medical service while the rise of indigenous Churches has been sponsored widely. Furthermore, the West needs mission just as much as the rest of the world. The challenge of Islam is now an overriding concern. Nobody has a monopoly on the truth and much of the Western liberal tradition has little resonance in countries torn apart by political strife, famine and Aids. Now that th
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 12 mm
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