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Mission cannot ignore its engagement with power. Christian mission is unavoidably located within matrices of power structures: religion, culture, colonial power, economic and gender. It is not only in the missionary movement largely emanating from the West that Christian mission is linked to structures of power. The Christian communities of today also present significant images, practices, expressions, and sometimes exploitations of power. This volume explores the notion of power in relation to Christian mission and critically engages questions such as: What notions of power have informed mission? How have power structures been negotiated between Christian mission and local culture/religions? Which of these manifestations of power are disturbing and counter to the values of the Gospel?
Regnum Books International
mission, power, missiology, post-colonial studies, Asian studies, gender, African studies
Missions and World Christianity
Longkumer, Atola, Jorgen S. Sorensen, and Michael Biehl. 2016. "Mission and Power: History, Relevance, and Perils." Volume 33. https://digitalshowcase.oru.edu/re2010series/31