Born from below : urban regeneration through incarnational theological formation in Guatemala City and beyond

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dc.contributor.author Ribbens, Michael
dc.contributor.author Van Dyke, Joel
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-02T10:32:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-02T10:32:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-06
dc.description.abstract This article sets out to describe the development of and engagement with a global training collaborative around the formation of urban ministry leadership committed to the act of loving cities and working for peace. The collaborative is an initiative of Street Psalms called the Urban Training Collaborative and each urban training hub has agreed to be shaped and formed by an Incarnational Training Framework (ITF). The ITF was constructed over a 20-year period in the midst of a global missional community made up of leaders from cities all over the world. The ITF is infused by an incarnational theology as interpreted from below and focused on the message, method and manner as exemplified in the life and mission of Jesus Christ such that messengers are free of fear and unleashed to love their cities and seek their peace. The Incarnation of Jesus Christ animates faith-based engagement around the complex issues of poverty, injustice, social inequity and violence, and shifts paradigms from scarcity to abundance, theory to practice and rivalry to peacemaking. To shed light on the practical outworking of an incarnational theology from below, we will critically reflect on Guatemala City as a case study to illustrate how the formation of a city-wide missional community was developed through engagement around the aforementioned ITF which led to the corresponding paradigm shifts and then subsequently seeding a global training collaborative en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Contextual Ministry en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ribbens, M.L. & Van Dyke, J., 2018, ‘Born from below: Urban regeneration through incarnational theological formation in Guatemala City and beyond’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 74(3), a5039. https://DOI.org/10.4102/hts.v74i3.5039. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v74i3.5039
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/71547
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Urban ministry leadership en_ZA
dc.subject Peace en_ZA
dc.subject Incarnation en_ZA
dc.subject Incarnational training framework (ITF) en_ZA
dc.title Born from below : urban regeneration through incarnational theological formation in Guatemala City and beyond en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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