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Acta Theologica

On-line version ISSN 2309-9089
Print version ISSN 1015-8758

Acta theol. vol.28 n.2 Bloemfontein Dec. 2008


Die persoon van vrede in die sending


The "person of peace" in mission



P. Verster

Prof. P. Verster, Hoof: Departement Sendingwetenskap, Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit van die Vrystaat, Bloemfontein



Trefwoorde: Sending, Sendingstrategie, Persoon van vrede


The concept of the "person of peace" plays an important role among evangelicals. To reach a community, such a "person of peace" is often identified. This person can then expose the community to mission. From a theological perspective it is possible to acknowledge the importance of such a "person of peace". In this instance the concept should be expanded to include the notion of the church's task to bring about peace. This peace must visibly elicit people in need to bring about harmony in all spheres of life.

Keywords: Mission, Mission strategy, Person of peace



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