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Being the church: An Exploration of Mission

Douglas, Sally (2015) Being the church: An Exploration of Mission. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, Dec. pp. 38-44. ISSN 1834-4682

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    Abstract

    This article emerges from within the specific context of an inner city Uniting Church congregation that is seeking to understand its mission afresh. Uniting Church suspicion of mission as colonisation is discussed. Common understandings of mission in relation to doing are also examined. By re-engaging with the Basis of Union and through reflexively focussing on the specific context of a local congregation, sacred Christian texts, the evidence of the early Jesus movement and the intersection of these sources with theology and real life, an understanding of congregational mission in relation to being is offered.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Church, Mission, Christian, congregation
    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): D - Missiology
    Association with University of Divinity: PTC: Pilgrim Theological College
    Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
    Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 12:27
    Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 12:15
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2431

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