n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Mission in humility and hope : African perspectives on Edinburgh 2010

Volume 36, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



The article engages some elements of the Edinburgh 2010 process critically, in particular the overall theme that was initially suggested to guide the process. In advancing African perspectives on the theme Mission in humility and hope, the notion of African perspectives is defined in terms of a protracted kairos. Drawing on some of the World Mission Conferences and on scholars like Bosch and Newbigin, the latter two specifically on their understanding of Christian hope, issues of humility and hope are discussed. In discussion with Bosch and Newbigin, the argument is advanced that hope needs to be mediated. A few random illustrations are pressed into service to show the necessity of praxiological mediation.

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