n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Agency, sin and grace : Protestant perspectives on mission and the earth crisis




This essay examines the relationship between Protestant mission thinking and the ecological crisis facing the earth. An examination of five contemporary traditions (Evangelical, Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian and Lutheran) notes that it isextremely difficult for Protestants to deal with the earth crisis missiologically, and it is argued that this is because Protestant missiology is deeply embedded in the selfsame affirmation of human agency that is at the heart of the earth crisis. The essay then engages with the notions of agency, sin and grace to suggest an alternative Protestant approach to mission that is responsive to the depth of the crisis.


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