oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Prophetic witness for tomorrow



The quality of ecclesial life in a community determines the credibility of its prophetic witness. Such quality emerges from mysticism (depth) and ubuntu (relationships). The church needs to walk on the 'two feet of love' (love for God and love for neighbour) so that it may become a community of prophetic resistance, being prophetic even before it speaks. To illustrate this reflection on prophecy as the public face of mysticism, the author then surveys the papers read at the SAMS 2004 congress on 'Prophecy and mission'.


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