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Theology

Jochen Teuffel

Mission als Namenszeugnis

Eine Ideologiekritik in Sachen Religion

[Mission as Witness to the Name. A Critique of Ideology in the Matter of Religion.]

2009. IX, 269 pages.
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Published in German.
Jochen Teuffel demonstrates that the Christian mission, based on the mother tongue principle, is genuinely determined by its reception and thus does not lead to the destruction of other cultures. Further he shows that a Christian mission devoid of religion calls for tolerance and is geared towards the church which lives from the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ.
In the public opinion, the term »mission« seems to be problematic. Jochen Teuffel demonstrates that the Christian mission, based on the mother tongue principle, is genuinely determined by its reception and thus does not lead to the destruction of other cultures. Considerations of how the term »God« can be translated into other languages result in the conclusion that YHWH as the name which is decisive for one's life cannot be equated with »God.« The European concept of God instead conflicts with the biblical witness to the Name and leads to religion as an ideology. The author shows that a Christian mission devoid of religion calls for tolerance and is geared towards the church which lives from the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ. The missionary activities of the church and evangelical obedience are given new meaning with the image of an eschatological »playing community«
Authors/Editors

Jochen Teuffel Geboren 1964; 2002–2008 Dozent für Systematische Theologie am Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) in Hongkong; Pfarrer der Evangelisch-lutherischen Kirche in Bayern.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 138 (2013), S. 516–518 (Gerhard Sauter)
In: Currents in Theology and Mission — 38 (2011), S. 376ff (Paul S. Chung)
In: ichthys — 26 (2010), S. 131–133 (Daniel Renz)
In: Theologische Revue — 106 (2010), S. 137–138 (Rainer Neu)
In: Evangelikale Missiologie — 27 (2011), S. 218–220 (Friedemann Walldorf)
In: Interkulturelle Theologie — 35 (2009), S. 299–301 (Sören Asmus)
In: Verkündigung u. Forschung — 57 (2012), S. 94–106 (Ulrich Dehn)
In: Jahrbuch Mission — 2010, S. 246–247 (Verena Grüter)