oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Paul among the mission theologians

Volume 33, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



The fact that Paul was a missionary did not make him a muddled or inconsistent contextualising theologian. There was no static doctrinal 'centre' to Paul's theology; it was a dynamic process of theologising in mission contexts based on a narrative interpretation of the Hebrew Bible. Mission theologians today go wrong if they do not follow Paul's narrative method. Liberation theologies, for example, do not respect the narrative substructure of biblical notions like liberation.

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