oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Orthodoxy as an impediment to the relevance of the gospel today (with a Lutheran case study)

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



In view of the fact that the biblical sources witness to God's redemptive action in the world, the seeming irrelevance of the Christian faith for the most pressing problems of humankind today is surprising and disturbing. The biblical concept of salvation is both all-embracing and specific. The Christian proclamation will be vibrant and powerful if it abandons abstractions and speculations and formulates God's redemptive response to actual human needs.

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