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Afro-Chinese partnership in missions. A similar history, a shared vision

P. F. Smit

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 19, No 1 (1998), 78-95. doi: 10.4102/ve.v19i1.1155

Submitted: 06 August 1998
Published:  06 August 1998


In this article the possibilities of a shared mission vision and praxis between African and Chinese Christians are considered. The possibility of such an endeavour lies in the respective histories of Africa and the Chinese people as well as in a similar vision for the Church of Christ on earth. Powerful forces, of which European colonialism is probably the most important, have shaped African and Chinese Christianís view of mission and the church. After a quick tour through the history of mission in Africa and China, the potentials and pitfalls of such a shared mission program are discussed.

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