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Missionary Preaching
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[German Version]

Missionary preaching can be, first, a speech intended to win people to the (Christian) faith, and second, a preaching (Preaching) addressed to believers informing them about mission and intended to motivate them to engage in it. In what follows, missionary preaching will be understood in the first sense. With regard to its content, it is elementary and fundamental, concentrating on basic themes of faith, and rhetorically persuasive. The first evidence of Christian missionary preac…

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Winkler, Eberhard, “Missionary Preaching”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14223>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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