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Missions - Church and Mission
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Part of Missions:

1. Church and Mission

2. Salvation of the Non-Evangelized

3. Theological Problem of Adaptation

4. Non-Christian Missions

5. Missiology

A. Nature

The word “mission”, so frequently used today day, has many different meanings, even within its strictly religious and Catholic context. There is the action of sending: Christ sends the apostles (cf. Jn 20:21) and the Church sends missionaries. There is the charge entrusted to the envoy. There is the accomplishment of this charg…

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Joseph Masson, “Missions - Church and Mission”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 05 October 2022 <>
First published online: 2016

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