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Christianity Rediscovered: An epistle from the Masai (New 2019)

Christianity Rediscovered: An epistle from the Masai  (New 2019)
This book is a fine missionary story but is also a profound challenge, a call to a radical redefinition of what we mean when we talk about mission - as relevant to today's church as it was when it was first written.
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ISBN/EAN: 9780334056652
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Publisher: SCM Press
Author: Vincent Donovan
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Vincent Donovan relates his experiences amongst the Masai in East Africa (Tanzania). Before the end of his first year he was dispirited by the work undertaken at the mission. It centred around four well-run, expensive, nonaided schools that were attached to the mission, the hospital, which was extremely well built and fairly well attended, a mission car, driven by the priests. While there was much activity and huge expense, there was minimal engagement with the Masai themselves and next-to-no proclamation of the Gospel. Fr Donovan was depressed at all this, and wrote to his Bishop asking for permission to leave the schools and hospital and give his time over to talking with the people about Christ (for which purpose he had gone to Tanzania). He acknowledge that the task was almost impossible but he would like to try. Beyond this, he had no theory, plan or strategy. He was granted permission, and changed tack straight away. This book relates the outcome. Christianity Rediscovered is more than just a classic missionary story. It is also a profound challenge, a call to a radical redefinition of what we mean when we talk about mission - as relevant to today's church as it was when it was first written. For Vincent Donovan, his experiences amongst the Masai in East Africa meant a total reappraisal of the meaning of his faith, and a rediscovery of his Christianity. Written with moving simplicity, Donovan's account continues to represent a provocative challenge to all those engaged in issues of evangelism and culture. Bringing this vital work to a new generation, this edition includes a foreword by Chris Lane, author of Ordinary Miracles. In 191 pp, with notes and references.
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