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Christianity is not only becoming increasingly non-white; it is also becoming increasingly female. The average Anglican in our world today is black, female and in her late teens or early twenties. So, I must tell my friend that today missiology is no longer a “white man’s theology”.

From The Times
July 19, 2008
Credo: the average Anglican is a black, female teenager
Cathy Ross

Recently a friend informed me that missiology is really just “a white man’s theology.” As a student of missiology and a woman, I felt the need to counter this. Yet what is missiology? Well, my friend was right that it began with white men taking Christianity, commerce and civilisation beyond Europe. This is exactly what missiology endeavours to study. It is a critical reflection on theories of mission, research into mission and critique on how mission is done. (altro…)

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“The authority of Scripture is a defining mark of Anglican identity,” Ugandan Archbishop Henry Orombi says on the GAFCON website www.gafcon.org. “In the current Anglican crisis, we are at risk of losing our biblical foundation.”

He says the faith spread by British missionaries will be redefined by those who were converted. “The younger churches of Anglican Christianity will shape what it means to be Anglican. The long season of British hegemony is over.”

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