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Missions - Missiology
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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

1. Vatican II affirms that missionaries should have a special knowledge of missiology as well as a general theological training. The missionary should “know the teachings and norms of the Church concerning missionary activity, the roads which the heralds of the gospel have traversed in the course of the centuries, the present conditions of the missions, and the methods now considered especially effective” (Ad Gentes, art. 26). Th…

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Edward L. Murphy, “Missions - Missiology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 09 December 2022 <>
First published online: 2016

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