n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Contemplative encounter and mission praxis

Volume 37, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



Encounter has been one of the key areas of study and research for Klippies Kritzinger. It has shaped much of his missiological thought. With this as inspiration I have taken the missiological concept of encounter and looked at its relationship to the encounter that takes place in the stages of contemplative prayer. I first explain the nature of contemplative encounter and then relate it to missional encounter using Miroslav Volf's metaphor of embrace. Finally, I make a case for the need for mysticism and missiology to be brought into dialogue so that missional encounters are informed by the rather than one's own plans and programmes.

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