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The Quarterly Journal of St. Philaret’s Institute

The conceptual apparatus of modern Orthodox Missiology

Hegumen Serapion (Mitko), Ph. D. in Philosophy, First Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Mission Department of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow)
pp. 224–235
DOI: 10.25803/SFI.2019.30.34635
The content of modern Orthodox Missiology is largely determined by its conceptual apparatus. Despite the fact that the development of Orthodox Missiology covers a relatively short period in the modern history of the Russian Orthodox Church, the process of forming missiological terminology is at a stage that allows it to become the subject of scientific research. At the moment, more than 50 concepts are regularly used in missiological discourse. This is evidence of the level of development achieved and speaks of the creative nature of the development of missiology as an independent section of Orthodox systematic theology. At the same time, even a preliminary acquaintance with the conceptual apparatus of modern Orthodox missiology reveals a number of problems discussed in this article.
Keywords: Missiology, New Testament mission concepts, history of mission terminology, system of mission terminology, terms of the mission actor, terms of the addressee of the mission, intentional terms of method and content, modern mission terminology.

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