The World Council of Churches' Mission Statement 'Together Towards Life' : Mission, Evangelism and Missio Dei

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Heikkilä , I U 2018 , ' The World Council of Churches' Mission Statement 'Together Towards Life' : Mission, Evangelism and Missio Dei ' , European journal of theology. , vol. 27 , no. 1 , 8 , pp. 78-88 .

Title: The World Council of Churches' Mission Statement 'Together Towards Life' : Mission, Evangelism and Missio Dei
Author: Heikkilä, Ida Ulrica
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Systematic Theology
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Number of pages: 11
Belongs to series: European journal of theology.
ISSN: 0960-2720
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/287685
Abstract: The concept of missio Dei (the mission or the sending of Cod) has already been shaping rnissiological thinking for more than 60 years. While the exact meaning of the concept is ambiguous, the main tenets of missio Dei theology live on in contemporary missiology, as is clearly seen in the newest mission statement of the World Council of Churches, 'Together towards life: mission and evangelism in changing landscapes' (2012). The document adheres to the central affirmation of missio Dei theology, i.e. that the mission is God's and not the Church's, but it is incoherent with regard to the consequences of this conviction. Moreover, it adds new elements to the picture such as a strong emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit.
Subject: 614 Theology
Ecumenism
Mission
Missio Dei
Together Towards Life
WCC
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