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Mission in the new South Africa. Need for a renewed enquiry

J. J. Kritzinger

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 21, No 1 (2000), 93-114. doi: 10.4102/ve.v21i1.1185

Submitted: 06 August 2000
Published:  06 August 2000


Mission includes all that the church is called by its Lord to do in continuation of His mission in the world. The church in her mission is interested in the whole of people’s lives and needs. The church is also called to mission in the South African context. Do we know this context? Do we understand the challenges of this context? A project of two decades ago on the unfinished task of mission in South Africa brought many relevant insights to the force, but since then the context has changed dramatically. This article touches on some aspects of the new situation, and provides outlines for the launch of a new enquiry.

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J. J. Kritzinger, University o f Pretoria, South Africa



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