Christian Mission and Secularism

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    This chapter elucidates the prospects and pitfalls for Christian witness and public engagement provoking as well as confronting multiple secularisms. It disputes the claim of secularism to be a progressive, urban, gender equal, non-colonial principle of statecraft and personal conviction. It questions mission theories that either neglect or deny contemporary secularism by overemphasizing the persistence of Christianity in ethics and new spirituality, or by a retreat in fundamentalism. The chapter scrutinizes the thesis that mission and secularism can become mutual exorcists, liberating each other from various evils. The endeavour to understand - and not merely denounce - different secularisms, is imperative for any contextualised Christian mission.
    Originele taal-2English
    TitelThe Oxford Handbook of Mission Studies
    RedacteurenKirsteen Kim, Knud Jorgensen, Alison Fitchett Climenhaga
    Plaats van productieOxford
    UitgeverijOxford University Press
    Aantal pagina's17
    ISBN van geprinte versie9780198831723
    StatusPublished - 1 jun. 2022

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    NaamThe Oxford Handbooks
    UitgeverijOxford University Press

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