Authors

Travis L. Myers

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DOI

DOI: 10.7252/Paper.000020

Series

Association of Professors of Mission 2013 - Workshop Paper #6

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

First Fruits Press

Place of publication

Wilmore, Ky.

Keywords

Association, of, Professors, Mission, APM, Conference, Papers, 2013

Disciplines

Missions and World Christianity

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ABSTRACT

This paper provides a limited though representative survey of some theological bases that have been proposed and/or appealed to for the necessary place of social action in mission. The four categories into which this paper organizes these theological bases, with sub-points, are: 1) The Mission of God, 2) The Kingdom of God, 3) The Commission and Commandments of God, and 4) The Example of God. The focus is not on arguments for the integration of evangelism and social action in mission or the question of the relationship between them, but on a variety of rationales for the inclusion of social action per se in mission. Authors surveyed include Orlando Costas, Samuel Escobar, Rene Padilla, Richard Gibb, Andrew Kirk, Andrew Lord, Christopher J.H. Wright, Ron Sider, Tom Sine, Ajith Fernando, and Vinoth Ramachandra. The paper also considers the World Council of Church’s 1982 document, “Mission and Evangelism: An Ecumenical Affirmation” since it is commended by evangelicals on occasion and is a document rich in theological justifications for social action in mission. This paper is primarily descriptive, though the author does offer in the conclusion some preliminary thoughts for the proper development of a critical response and his own position.

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BV2090 .S624 / BV2020 .A876 2013

Language

English

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