oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Prophetic witness for tomorrow
|Article Title||Prophetic witness for tomorrow|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Systematic Theology and Spirituality, St Joseph's Theological Institute, Cedara|
|Publication Date||Apr 2005|
|Pages||46 - 55|
|Keyword(s)||Act prophetically, African perspective, Believers in union, Ethnocentrism, Freedom, Liberation from ideologies, Mysticism, Patriarchy, Power of the Spirit, Racism, Sexism, Utter fullness of God and Western worldview|
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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