THE IMPLICATIONS OF ECCLESIOLOGY’S UNDERSTANDING OF CHURCH AND ἐκκλησία FOR THE CURRENT MISSIOLOGY

JAN MATHYS DE BEER

Abstract


This introductory study was initiated by the observation that authors about the church differ in their understanding of and approach to church and ἐκκλησία. An analysis of some authors reveals at least three main trends of ecclesiological approach that have an important influence on church missiology. The study concludes with the defining of important areas of study in both ecclesiology and missiology that can lead to a productive interaction between the modern day church and ἐκκλησία as described in the New Testament.

Keywords


church, missiology, ecclesiology, ἐκκλησία, mission of the church

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7832/46-1-223

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