n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Missiology and soteriology : the power and limits of a multidimensional approach
|Article Title||Missiology and soteriology : the power and limits of a multidimensional approach|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Western Cape|
|Publication Date||Apr 2011|
|Pages||82 - 98|
|Keyword(s)||Missiology and Soteriology|
This contribution engages in a conversation with David Bosch's understanding of a "comprehensive" notion of salvation as lying at the heart of a multidimensional notion of mission. Bosch affirmed notions of salvation as development, education, liberation, and reconciliation and in his typical manner searched for creative tensions in this regard. However, it may be observed that "reconciliation" (Belhar), "liberation" (Kairos) and "reconstruction and development" (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) each represents rival soteriological and missiological approaches in post-apartheid South Africa. With the help of Gustaf Aulén's famous typology in Christus victor, possibilities for recognising the strengths and limitations of each of these motifs are indicated.
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