Evangelization, holistic ministry, and social justice

Authored by: Wonsuk Ma , Julie C. Ma

The Routledge Handbook of Pentecostal Theology

Print publication date:  April  2020
Online publication date:  March  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138580893
eBook ISBN: 9780429507076
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Pentecostal missiology has not only demonstrated its unique potential to contribute to the broader missiology of the Christian church but also shown its negative effects; it requires, therefore, a close theological examination of its motivation and practices. Pentecostal mission is presented as an image of three concentric ripples: evangelization, holistic mission, and justice mission. These three expressions of Pentecostal mission are motivated by a shared theological orientation: historically, evangelization was the first and primary development, followed by holistic mission offering a helping hand to those who are suffering. Only recently, justice mission is being explored as a theological agenda for Pentecostal missiology to address roots of suffering.

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