oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Mission, ritual, worldview

Volume 26, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



Ritual is a cultural agent; energetic, subversive, creative and socially critical. It arises out of a community's founding myth and uses symbols to convey meaning arid shape world-view. Christian rituals always are deeds done by a community to express its faith. Ritual is then enacted theology which grows out of the foundational myth of the, community and is expressed through symbolic action. These deeds done by the community have the power to shape participants in ritual for mission.

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