oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Paul among the mission theologians
|Article Title||Paul among the mission theologians|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Biblical Studies, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK|
|Publication Date||Nov 2005|
|Pages||459 - 479|
|Keyword(s)||Apocalypticism, Circumcision, Covenant relationship with God, Food laws, Gentiles, Justification by faith, Messianic kingdom of peace, Sociological interpretation and Soteriological metaphors|
The fact that Paul was a missionary did not make him a muddled or inconsistent contextualising theologian. There was no static doctrinal 'centre' to Paul's theology; it was a dynamic process of theologising in mission contexts based on a narrative interpretation of the Hebrew Bible. Mission theologians today go wrong if they do not follow Paul's narrative method. Liberation theologies, for example, do not respect the narrative substructure of biblical notions like liberation.
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