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Values and Local Church Mission

Hughes, Philip J. (2011) Values and Local Church Mission. Australian Journal of Mission Studies. pp. 47-54. ISSN 1834-4682


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0ne way of conceiving the mission of the Church is in terms of the characteristics noted in the traditional creeds. The Church seeks to be "one, holy, catholic or apostolic," a process which will be completed in the eschaton.
As noted in the Westminster Confession of Faith, in the actual historical Church these characteristics are more or less visible, as the essence of the Church emerges more
or less purely. Throughout the Church, there are tensions in the practical development of these characteristics.
This article discusses the tension found a t the local level, between the mission of the Church to be 'Holy' and to be 'catholic'.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: values, local church, mission
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
D - Pastoral Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 17 May 2012 23:03
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 02:52
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1076

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