Calvin and mission

Show simple item record Labuschagne, Jacobus P. (Kobus) 2010-02-03T06:53:16Z 2010-02-03T06:53:16Z 2009
dc.description.abstract It has often been stated or implied that John Calvin and the Reformers in general were indifferent to or even against mission. The aim of this study is to point out that this understanding is not a true version of the facts. A thorough examination of the theology and actions of John Calvin, evaluated against the background of his times and world, reveals that he was firmly committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Lord. Also the theological insights of Calvin and the Reformers not only provided the crucial theological basis to support the future massive missionary expansion of Protestant churches, but necessitate for all times Church mission as a sure consequence of their theology. Calvin’s theology can indeed be described as an ‘essentially missionary theology’. In the heart of Calvin’s theological thinking clearly features the doctrine of justification – because medieval man’s concern for salvation needed to be answered. en
dc.identifier.citation Labuschagne, J.P., 2009, ‘Calvin and mission’, HTS Teologiese/Theological Studies 65(1), Art. #310, 8 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v65i1.310 [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v65i1.310
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en
dc.rights © 2009. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Missionary theology en
dc.subject.lcsh Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564 -- Contributions in theology en
dc.subject.lcsh Mission of the church en
dc.subject.lcsh Reformed Church en
dc.subject.lcsh Protestantism en
dc.subject.lcsh Evangelistic work en
dc.title Calvin and mission en
dc.type Article en

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