Early Christian Mission Dissertation or Thesis by Prem

Early Christian Mission
A look at the history of the Christian Mission.
# 105555 | 8,461 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 10, 2008 in History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This thesis discusses the subject of Christian missions throughout the world. It is divided into four chapters, beginning with the world situation before the birth of the mission, continuing with the early missionary activities and early Christian persecutions. The author provides a clear explanation of how the early Christians and missionaries were persecuted under the different emperors and the rapid growth of the Christianity in spite of all the persecutions. Finally he explains the relevance that the early missions have today.

The World Situation before the Birth of the Mission
Starting Point for the Mission and Early Missionary Activities
Early Christian Persecutions

From the Paper:

"The Church came into existence in the world with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. "When the fullness of time was come", St. Paul writes, "God sent his Son, born of a woman, that he might redeem them who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of the sons" (Gal. 4: 4-6). Thus early Christian mission involved in the person of Jesus. The early Christian community owed to the disciples; Easter experience, the experience of the risen Lord, for its mission. If we observe carefully, we can understand that Easter is the point of connection between ministry of Jesus and the mission of his followers. We should not forget that Church and mission were synonyms. The early community lived through mission and for mission. Every early Christian promoted the cause of mission either by word or by the example. The chief agents of the spread of the Christian faith were not professional missionaries who made it a living, but men and women involved in ordinary life."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anthaiah K., Missiology, Class Notes, St. John's Regional Seminary: Hyderabad, 2007.
  • Babu, Jose M., Church History, Class Notes, St. John's Regional Seminary: Hyderabad, 2007.
  • Bevans, Stephen B. & Schroeder, Roger P., Constants in Context, Orbis Books: New York, 2004.
  • Bokenkotter, Thomas, A Concise History of the Catholic Church, Image Books: London, 1990.
  • Bosch David J., Transforming Mission, Orbis Books: New York, 1991.

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