Together towards life : sailing with pirates

Show simple item record Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus) 2016-02-24T15:41:08Z 2016-02-24T15:41:08Z 2015
dc.description.abstract In this research, the 2013 mission affirmation of the World Council of Churches’ (WCC), Together towards life – Mission and evangelism in changing landscapes (TTL), is evaluated through a rather unique hermeneutical lens by interpreting and assessing the ecumenical discourse in the light of the book by Kester Brewin, Mutiny, Why we love pirates and how they can save us (2012), and by integrating these insights. The research acknowledges the emphasis on life-affirming mission in TTL, and the approach that a theological bridge is established between the Christian faith, secular worldviews, indigenous religions, and wisdom traditions, because the gospel is good news for all of creation. The following questions are investigated in the light of this: How can the idea of life be reconciled with the mission of God? What is the content and scope of “life” and what is “life” all about? The focus is on the economicpolitical- social consequences of adapting “life” as a theological point of departure. The research integrates a re-evaluation of piracy, as unpacked by Brewin, with the missional endeavour of discernment and the discovery of what “fullness of life” can mean in our day and times. It discusses piracy and mission as: resistance against the idolatry in the free-market economy; the restoration of the commons and koinonia in places where relationships flourish; living in the margins; and economic and ecological liberation in the Kingdom as a place of freedom. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Niemandt, N 2015, 'Together towards life : sailing with pirates', Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 336-348. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9507
dc.identifier.other 10.7832/43-3-88
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of South Africa, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology en_ZA
dc.rights University of South Africa, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology en_ZA
dc.subject Life in fullness en_ZA
dc.subject Mission from the margins en_ZA
dc.subject Piracy en_ZA
dc.subject Defending the commons en_ZA
dc.subject Economic freedom en_ZA
dc.subject Together towards life (TTL) en_ZA
dc.subject World Council of Churches (WCC) en_ZA
dc.title Together towards life : sailing with pirates en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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