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Evangelism as Life-Affirming Activity in the City

Jackson, Darrell R. (2016) Evangelism as Life-Affirming Activity in the City. International Review of Mission, 105 (1). pp. 62-71. ISSN 0020-8582

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    Abstract

    In this article I will reflect on my role as a theological educator as I seek to engage students with the missiological context and challenge of the city, particularly Sydney, Australia. The article assumes that life-affirming evangelism in the city requires; the adoption of the posture of a resident stranger in the city; an appreciation for the biblical narratives of creation, fall, redemption, restoration and the contribution these make to an understanding of God’s life-affirming mission in the city; an openness to the likelihood of multiple and diverse responses to the city; and a commitment to developing life-affirming practices that are potentially evangelistic. Finally I reflect on urban and suburban aspiration and consider how this is best engaged by the practice and witness of life-affirming evangelism.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): Evangelism, urban, city, aspiration, life, resident stranger
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Missiology
    Association with University of Divinity: Morling College
    Depositing User: Rev Dr Darrell R Jackson
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 12:44
    Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 12:30
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2224

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