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HTS Theological Studies

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KOK, Jacobus  and  NIEMANDT, Cornelius J.P.. (Re)discovering a missional-incarnational ethos. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2009, vol.65, n.1, pp. 1-7. ISSN 0259-9422.

In this article, a few of the elements and dynamics of social movements will be explored. It will be argued that the traditional institutional church is in a critical period in the cycle of movements, where the need for the (re)discovery of our missional-incarnational ethos and the theology of restoration might energise the church to (re)activate the dynamics of movements. The narrative of Jesus and the Samaritan woman in John 4 will be investigated as an example of Jesus's missional-incarnational ethos and of the relation to a theology of restoration. Finally, some challenges for the church with regard to ecclesiology, spirituality and leadership will be proposed.

Keywords : ecclesiology; healing and restoration; organic movement; spirituality; transformational ethos social movement; socio-religious brokenness.

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