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Missions - Non-Christian Missions
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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

Though we here use the term “mission” for the efforts of non-Christians to spread their religions, we are aware that we are using it in a transferred or derivative sense. The notion of “mission” is specifically Christian. Neither the term nor the idea occurs even in the ОТ. In the Christian Church, it means the extension of the mission of the word of God in the world…

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Josef Glaspk, “Missions - Non-Christian Missions”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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