Mission in the Early church Analytical Essay

Mission in the Early church
Describes the writer's idea of what the new mission of the Church should be.
# 153598 | 4,030 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2012 | JP
Published on Jul 11, 2013 in Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This paper asserts that the rising importance f n ti n and p pl traditionally n n-Christian - such Chin , India, J p n, and much f Africa - brings h m the f ct that Christians r minority f the world's population. This awareness in turn raises the question about the position of the Church today and what its mission should be. The paper then proposes that in order to help answer this question, a study of the mi i n endeavor f the early Church would b beneficial and instructive. This is then followed by an examination of that mission from the perspective of the writer.

N w Understanding f Mi i n
Mission and Table Fellowship
Additional Considerations and Challenges
The "Why" of Evangelism
The "Who" of Evangelism
The "Whom" of Evangelism
The "How" of Evangelism

From the Paper:

"In th N w T t m nt J u i xpr ly c ll d th Light f r th G ntil (Luk 2:32) r th Light f th w rld (J hn 8: 12; 95). In J u ' mini try f d th nd r urr cti n th purp f G d f r ll n ti n w r b ing br ught t fruiti n. H w v r, in ct 13:46 th w rd f I i h 49:6 r xplicitly qu t d by P ul t th J w f Pi idi n nti ch nd r ppli d t P ul nd hi c mp tri t , wh n w turn th ir mi i n ry nd v r t th G ntil . H r P ul nd hi f ll w r th light f th n ti n . Thi i n t t b c n tru d th t P ul i light l ng id th light f J u . "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dawson, Hisrorrc Reality, p. 23: ". . . the changes of the past forty years have confronted us with a situation which is not essentially different from that the primitive Church faced under the Roman Empire."
  • Christopher Dawson. The Historic Reality,,.~ [Christian culture: A Wav to the Renewal of Human Life (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960) p. 22.
  • Martin Hengel, "Die Ursprunge der christlichen Mission," New Testament Studies 18 (197 1-72), p. 38: "Geschichte und Theologie des Urchristentums sind 'Missionsgeschichte' und 'Missionstheologie'."
  • A. von Harnack, Mission, pp.266-67: "die zahlreichsten und erfolgreichsten Missionare der christlichen Religion waren nicht die berufsmassigen Lehrer, sondern die Christen selbst, sofern sie treu und stark waren."
  • Ste Green, Evangelism, pp. 167-70; Adolf von Harnack, Die Mission und Ausbreitung des Chrisrenrums in den ersten drei Jahrhunderten (Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1902), pp. 242-57.

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