oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Anglicans, Australians and mission: The reflections of a resident alien
|Article Title||Anglicans, Australians and mission: The reflections of a resident alien|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 National Mission Education Officer, Anglican Board of Mission, Australia|
|Publication Date||Apr 1999|
|Pages||84 - 95|
|Keyword(s)||Australian cultural context, Christendom paradigm, Church of England, Missiological ecclesiology, Practical ecclesiology, Theological education and Theological reflection|
Why are Anglicans, including those in Australia, often weaker than other traditions in doing theology, especially missiology? Anglicanism's Englishness, its preference for a pastoral incamationalism and a church-planting model of mission, as well as the effects of the Christendom paradigm, are possible explanations. Australian Anglicans need to rediscover the missio Dei as the integrating principle of their identity and purpose. Several implications of this are explored, along with ways for ""Anglican"", ""church"" and ""Australia"" to engage in creative trialogue. Could the new Australian missiology network help that happen?
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