oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Mission, ritual, worldview
|Article Title||Mission, ritual, worldview|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 SSJ-TOSF, Jeppestown, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Nov 1998|
|Pages||309 - 323|
|Keyword(s)||Cathartic power of ritual, Communal celebrations, Faith tradition, Interpretation, Paradigmatic function, Rituals of mourning, Societal contexts, Symbolic discourse, Verbalization and World-view|
Ritual is a cultural agent; energetic, subversive, creative and socially critical. It arises out of a community's founding myth and uses symbols to convey meaning arid shape world-view. Christian rituals always are deeds done by a community to express its faith. Ritual is then enacted theology which grows out of the foundational myth of the, community and is expressed through symbolic action. These deeds done by the community have the power to shape participants in ritual for mission.
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