3 edition of Towards a holistic, Afro-centric, and participatory understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ found in the catalog.
Towards a holistic, Afro-centric, and participatory understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Winter School of Theology (1995 Johannesburg, South Africa)
Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||editors, Desmond Hoffmeister and Louise Kretzschmar.|
|Contributions||Hoffmeister, Desmond., Kretzschmar, Louise., Baptist Convention of South Africa.|
|LC Classifications||BR1450 .W48 1995|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iii, 115 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||115|
|LC Control Number||97136965|
By Vinay Kumar Samuel, Chris Sugden A Theology of the Whole Gospel A theology of the whole gospel brings together in one volume twenty-five years of biblical reflection on mission practice with the poor from around the world. The whole gospel is centred on the rule of Christ over the whole of life. endeavour as a solution towards the construction of African theology, which may have global relevance. more on the origins and background of the African theology, see Tiénou (). There is an ongoing challenge in defining African theology because of two important reasons.
This tradition is also popular among Christians more generally, and hence Keith Ward, in his book The Philosopher and the Gospels, defines “Jesus' moral teaching” as “a participative virtue ethics,” iii "participative" here referring to how Jesus' audience would be gently coaxed 3 into taking an active role in interpreting and. The Bible and the Gospel of Christ must address this traditional religious core value and its dominant influence upon man in traditional Africa. A Biblical and Christian theology has to be formulated and developed so as to address the traditional theology of mystical and impersonal powers.
The pure, unadulterated gospel of Jesus Christ is relevant to all people in all cultures because it is addressed to a mankind that is one in origin, nature, and spiritual need. Even so, the manner of expression and communication of this gospel differs from people to people and culture to culture. redemptive in creation in a holistic way Jesus Christ’s continuous compassionate ministry in the world through the presence of the Spirit liberates the whole of the world from the power of death, sin, and evil. As 2 Cor. says, “Where there is the Spirit of the Lord, there is freedom.” Just as the Spirit empowered the messianic life.
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The value and validity of compassion Afro-centric not depend on the results it produces. Only one of the ten lepers returned to give Jesus thanks (Lk. ), yet His healing of all ten was still praiseworthy. Christ’s action still proclaimed the character of the Afro-centric, God’s mercy towards the suffering and the sinful.
Christ's example. In contrast, the paradigmatic evangelists' presentation of Jesus, as outlined in the Gospels, was holistic, multidimensional, and all-encompassing. It includes reaching the inner life of the individual, while extending beyond the individual soul to all of society.
In his portrayal of holistic mission throughout the book, Wright has an imaginary talking partner: an advocate of a more traditional and narrow missiology in which the gospel is defined exclusively as the salvation of individuals from hell and to heaven, and mission is defined exclusively as sharing that gospel of individual salvation.
Conceptually for Paul, a human’s body and soul are a holistic unity. It is natural for Paul to include in his understanding of life in Christ some sort of resurrected body.
And so we see that a participatory view of Christ’s death for humans has ramifications that extend even into the afterlife. Holistic ministry is the practice of God's people based on the full implications of the Gospel: that the good news of Jesus Christ is salvation for the whole person—body, mind, spirit, and social relationships—and for the whole of existence—creation, nations, and sociopolitical structures.
a) The human aspect of the life of Jesus – the man they knew and lived with. b) Jesus’ miracles as a response to the needs of people. For example, the story of the transfiguration tells how Jesus left his glory up on the mountain and went down to heal a human being who was in need.
Jesus went out of his way to respond to human need. The process of inculturating the Gospel of Jesus Christ within human culture is a form of incarnation of the Word of God in all the diversity of human experience, in which the Word of God comes to take up a dwelling place in the human family (Cf.
Jn ). When the Word of God becomes embedded in. Indeed, where the tendency toward an abstract, context-less and purely spiritual form of salvation appears in the New Testament it is vigorously challenged by the insistence that the Christ whose death was a sacrifice for the sins of the world is “the Righteous One”, a title which reflects the memory of the life that Jesus lived in Galilee.
The New Testament dispensation is marked by the fact that God in Jesus Christ reconciled “to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his bless, shed on the cross.” (Col ).
He also broke down the dividing walls between Jews and gentile. (Eph ). The entire created order is. Tom Ascol is one of the chief spokesmen against “social justice” among conservative evangelicals in the United States. He is one of the framers of the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel and as executive director of Founders Ministries has hosted or participated in a variety of conferences, podcasts, and blogs sounding the alarm against “social justice.”.
passage in the book of Mark, we automatically realize that we are in the middle of an ongoing story and that our understanding needs to be informed by the prophets. Let us examine the message of Amos, since it is a common message of the prophets. Understanding the Prophets through Amos (Amos ).
The scandal of Jesus Christ in Africa is the prevalent religious insecurity in many African Christians. In Africa, the shameful thing about the victory of Jesus Christ at the cross over Satan and his demonic regime is that this deposed regime continues to wield great fear and control in.
and "The Three Journeys: a Functional model of Holistic Spirituality" in (eds) Kretzschmar, Louise & Hoffmeister, Desmond, Towards a Holistic, Afrocentric and participatory understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Johannesburg: Baptist Convention of South Africa) pp and Kretzschmar, L.
In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to boast of my work for God. For I will not dare to speak of anything except what Christ has worked through me, to win obedience from the Gentiles (). This is the same kind of language he uses in 2 Cor. as we have seen. Jean-Paul A. Heldt, born in France, is a physician turned missiologist and has worked as a medical doctor in Guinea, Pakistan, Mexico, and Vietnam and as a public health and management consultant in a dozen more graduating in with a Ph.D.
degree from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Intercultural Studies (Pasadena, California), he has been teaching. Claim Christ’s forgiveness of my sin, and His power in walking uprightly. The Gospel means I can confess my sin before God, receiving His forgiveness and being cleansed from all unrighteousness.
(I John ) Hallelujah. The Gospel means I can and must walk in self-control. Today’s class discussion was enlightening for my project, though, my situation cannot quite follow the ideal laid out today. Such a time-honoring approach I would be more than happy to embrace, but I am necessarily thrown in, due to Fuller’s internship requirements, straight to the action plan.
Develop Spiritually Toward a Missions Lifestyle For the believer, spiritual development involves growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
It involves day-to-day living that applies and carries out the missions imperatives of God’s Word. Participate in the Work of the Church and Denomination. The Bible is the primary book on which a theology of mission can be built. As the Word of God, the Bible reveals God's character (more uniquely and ob jectively in Jesus Christ), His purposes, and His plan for humankind's eternal redemption.
As such, it clearly defines. Holistic mission must have a holistic theology of the cross. The cross must be as central to our social engagement as it is to our evangelism. There is no other power, no other resource, no other name, through which we can offer the whole gospel to the whole person and the whole world, than Jesus Christ crucified and risen.
Footnote 1. COMMUNICATING CHRIST CROSS-CULTURALLY. TO OTHER RELIGIONS. A Mission Perspective on Sharing the Gospel. A. Introduction. Nowadays in this contemporary 21 st century, in the age of post modernity, everything is interpreted and accepted as norm, truth, right, wrong, etc.
according to each particular understanding and its context. This means that there is no universally or internationally .rica, it is essential to consider the holistic shape of religion in many African societies. Religion is commonly understood in its purer sense— as a way of life.
Bishop Ambrose Moyo articulates this point well: In the holistic worldview characteristic of all of Africa, there can be no separation between the sacred and the profane, the.The human person is a mystery fully revealed only in Jesus Christ (cf.
GS 22),and in fact becomes authentically human properly in his relationship with Christ through the gift of the Spirit. (73) This is far from the caricature of anthropocentrism ascribed to Christianity and rejected by many New Age authors and practitioners.