Intercultural Theology and Missiology


  • Stefan Paas Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam



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Missiology must become a truly intercultural theological discipline, processing the insights and experiences of Christians from all over the planet, including the vast majority who find that evangelism is the heart of mission. Such an intercultural missiology will take mission seriously as transcultural witness, proclamation, and persuasion (Feldtkeller 2013).

Author Biography

Stefan Paas, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Stefan Paas is Professor of Missiology and Intercultural Theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Professor of Missiology at Theologische Universiteit Kampen. 


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How to Cite

Paas, S. (2017). Intercultural Theology and Missiology. Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology, 1(1), 133–139.



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