THE CATEGORY “CHRISTIAN” IN THE MISSION TASK

@article{Hiebert1983THEC,
  title={THE CATEGORY “CHRISTIAN” IN THE MISSION TASK},
  author={Paul G. Hiebert},
  journal={International Review of Mission},
  year={1983},
  volume={72},
  pages={421-427}
}
  • P. Hiebert
  • Published 1 July 1983
  • Philosophy
  • International Review of Mission
Before we can answer this question, we must look more closely at the way we form words. “Christian” like many other words in English, refers to a category of people, a category we create in our minds. To be sure, God, who looks at the hearts of people, knows who are his. But as human beings we are limited to categories based on observation and communication. How do we create categories, and how does the way we create them affect our view of mission? 

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Hiebert is professor of missions and anthropology at the School of World Mission