Teología y cultura, año 1, vol. 1 (agosto 2004), pp. 45-54 ISSN 1668-6233
In The Concise Dictionary of the Christian Mission, Gerald Anderson defined theology of mission as, “concerned with the basic presuppositions and underlying principles which determine, from the standpoint of Christian faith, the motives, methods, strategy and goals of the Christian world mission” (Neil, Anderson and Goodwin, edits: 1971:594).
Theology of mission is a multi- and inter-disciplinary enterprise. It is a relatively new discipline, with its first text appearing in 1961, in a collection of essays edited by Gerald Anderson, entitled, The Theology of Christian Mission (Anderson: 1961). In that volume the tri-partite nature of theology of mission was clearly represented.
Keywords: Mission, Bible, Community, Context.