Internal and external mission of the Church

Internal and external mission of the Church

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For the second edition of the conference, which was held from June 20th to 21st, 2013, the sub-theme was “Internal and external Mission of the Church”. The title, deliberately formulated as a topical issue, allowed the referents to provide the most diverse approaches for this subject.

This volume contains sixteen papers presented at the second edition of the conference. The conference was attended by Archimandrite Jack Khalil, Professor of New Testament Exegesis at “St John of Damascus” Institute of Theology, University of Balamand – Lebanon, who presented a special introduction to this theme analyzing St Paul’s Case against Proselytism, and opening thus the debate over the legitimacy of the Christian mission.

The list of authors includes fifteen other contributors, including Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilos, who describes the way of making mission in the Syrian Orthodox Church in India, and Andreas Heiser, who remembers the mission created by John Chrysostom for those pagans living in Phoenicia.