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Anabaptist Perspectives for Mission

Langmead, Ross (2002) Anabaptist Perspectives for Mission. In: Prophecy and Passion: Essays in Honour of Athol Gill. ATF Press, Adelaide, pp. 328-345. ISBN 9781920691004

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Several major missiological emphases stand out in examining Anabaptist thought. They can be gathered under the six headings of ‘kingdom theology’, mission as discipleship, a cruciform mission, peacemaking, mission from the margins, and mission in community. These emphases all point towards living out a clear alternative to the ways of the world, engaging in the world but marching to a different drum. On the one hand it seems radical and difficult as we ‘try’ to follow Jesus. On the other hand it often amounts to ‘not trying’ but rather experiencing the risen Christ in life together. Mission is the overflow of our enjoyment of God’s gracious reign.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Anabaptism, mission, peacemaking, community, margins
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: Experimental Development
Subjects: D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Users 10 not found.
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 03:10
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2013 04:34
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/43

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