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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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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: 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
Subjects: D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Morling College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 01:44
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:15
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2871

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