oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The political structures of the future and the mission of the church

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



The modern state is characterised by its ability, through science, technology and monetary control, progressively to go beyond its traditional role, and to legislate increasingly in the economic, social, educational and cultural fields. The emergence of the omni-competent state is almost universally taken for granted as one of the necessary phenomena of the modern world.

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