Chapter 2: Church and Mission  in  Edinburgh to Salvador: Twentieth Century Ecumenical Missiology

Book Chapter by T.V. Philip

In the beginning, there was a separation between church and mission giving a disastrous consequence to both. In the beginning, the mission was considered to be from East to West; there were problems relating to the trinity; their were problems relating to the younger churches. The growth of mission was dependent up the solution of these and other problems

Chapter 3: Towards a Theology of Mission in Asia  in  Liberative Solidarity: Contemporary Perspectives on Mission

Book Chapter by K. C. Abraham

When mission is directed towards the organization of the poor or when it has resulted in creating a new consciousness among the oppressed about their rights, then in India it is accused as being anti-national. We have two choices: to take seriously the subversive character of mission and face its consequence, or to carry on with activities — charitable, developmental, and others — which will not cause any tremor in the existing system of things.

Chapter 4: Liberative Solidarity: Church in Witness and Reconciliation  in  Liberative Solidarity: Contemporary Perspectives on Mission

Book Chapter by K. C. Abraham

In order to evolve an alternate form of development which is wholistic and more humane, we need to listen to the experiences of the indigenous and tribal people — their communitarian life and their bond with the earth. But, by and large, our churches are mere spectators, incapable of responding to their needs.

Chapter 4: World, Mission, and Church  in  Edinburgh to Salvador: Twentieth Century Ecumenical Missiology

Book Chapter by T.V. Philip

Mission discovered the church between 1919 and 1960, but the next twenty years saw the church discovering the world as the locus of its life and mission. The missionary movement was very slow in recognizing the importance of the secular world in its thinking, but thanks to great theologians such as Bonhoffer and others it became clear that the church’s nature and function needed to be rethought in relation to God’s concern for the whole world.