Christianity and Other Cultures

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Frans Wijsen

Introduction to Mission Studies

ISBN 978-3-643-90579-6
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2015
Seiten 266
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Einführungen: Theologie / Introductions: Theology


Most introductions to mission studies do not have a chapter
on methods. The present introduction bridges this gap. It
introduces students to mission studies from the perspective
of how to do mission studies. Taking his studies of
syncretism and inculturation in African Christianity as an
example, Frans Wijsen def“|ines the object of mission studies
as cross-cultural Christian communication and advocates the
practical-theological spiral as an appropriate method:
observation, interpretation, evaluation, innovation. These
steps cover everything a beginning scholar needs to practice
mission studies.

Frans Wijsen is Professor of Religious Studies and
Mission Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, The