Missio Politica: The Mission of Church and Politics

Missio Politica: The Mission of Church and Politics

by Johannes Reimer

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Evangelical Christians in many countries shy away from politics. And yet, especially with the rise of the Pentecostal and charismatic movements, the interest and involvement in political activity is becoming a daily reality in evangelical circles. At the same time, evangelical politicians are not exempt from scandals of corruption and complaints of ineffectiveness. Are Christians unable to do better politics than others? Are they less prepared? Is even the whole political involvement of Christians under question? In this book, Dr Johannes Reimer explores the answers to these questions by articulating a theology of the church’s political mission. The church is not a political party, but as God’s ecclesia, it has a prophetic voice and is called out of the world to take responsibility for the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783683529
Publisher: Langham Creative Projects
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 166
File size: 883 KB

About the Author

JOHANNES REIMER was born and raised in the Soviet Union. As a young convert to Christianity, he spent two years in a labour camp in the east of modern day Russia. Today, Dr Reimer teaches Missiology and Intercultural Theology at the University of South Africa (UNISA), from where he gained his DTh, and the Ewersbach University of Applied Arts in Germany. He is the Global Director of the Peace and Reconciliation Network of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA).

Table of Contents



1. Introduction

2. God and His Mission in the Old Testament

3. Mission and Politics in the Old Testament

4. Mission in the New Testament

5. The Nature and Mission of the Church of Christ

6. The Political Task of the Church

7. Missio Politica – a Mission of Peace

8. The Politics of the Church – Moving into the Public Square

9. The Politics of the Church – A Practice Model

10. Christian Community Development (CCD)

11. Community Centred Church – a Question of Leadership?

12. At Home as Well as Abroad



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