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Author Nissen, Johannes
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Authentic Witness ♦ Holy Spirit ♦ Indiscriminate Love ♦ Third Aspect ♦ Iams Assembly ♦ Malaysia Conference ♦ Mission Theology ♦ Stephen Bevans Focus ♦ Conference Theme Andrew Kirk ♦ Next Decade ♦ Third Integrity ♦ Principal Integrity ♦ Second Integrity ♦ Missiological Discussion ♦ Comprehensive Understanding ♦ International Missionary Council ♦ Key Term ♦ Comprehensive Character
Abstract Witness in word and deed The aim of this paper is to offer some reflections on the theme of the IAMS assembly. In the introduction to the conference theme Andrew Kirk and Stephen Bevans focus on three principal “integrities”. The first concerns the wholeness of the church´s calling in any age or situation. The second integrity has to do with the relationship of the gospel to the contexts with which it becomes involved. The third integrity has to do with the means of mission. All three “integrities ” point to the comprehensive character of mission that has been underlined by mission theology for some years. At the conference of the International Missionary Council in Whitby in 1947 proclamation (kerygma) and community (koinonia) were the two key terms for the understanding of mission. In the fifties a third aspect, service (diakonia), was added. The conference in Willingen (1952) took over these three aspects, adding “witness ” (martyria) as the overarching concept (Bosch 1991: 511-512; Holthrop et al.1996: 56; Pachuau 2000: 544). For the next decades witness through proclamation, community and service dominated the missiological discussion as the most comprehensive understanding of what mission is supposed to be. Similarly, in the presentation of the Malaysia conference it is stated that “Witness is through words, through
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