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Practise Love and Follow Christ: The Profound Relevance of Romans to Holistic Mission

Wu, Siu Fung (2012) Practise Love and Follow Christ: The Profound Relevance of Romans to Holistic Mission. Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies, 29. pp. 62-72. ISSN 0265-3788

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Abstract

Recent research in biblical studies has provided us with a good understanding on the socioeconomic condition of Christians in ancient Rome. The comparable economic and social situations between the earliest church in Rome and the poor in the Global South today suggest that Paul’s letter to the Romans can be very relevant to holistic mission. Based on some key findings of the recent research, this paper looks at two passages in Romans, and proposes that practising love and following Christ are the outworking of the holistic gospel. The implication is that Romans can be a useful resource for holistic mission.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Bible, Paul, Poverty, Social action, Holistic mission
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): B - Biblical Studies, general
Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 16:16
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 16:16
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1485

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