Missio Politica: The Mission of Church and Politics
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Evangelical Christians in many countries shy away from politics. And yet, especially with the rise of the Pentecostal and charismatic movements, the interest and involvement in political activity is becoming a daily reality in evangelical circles. At the same time, evangelical politicians are not exempt from scandals of corruption and complaints of ineffectiveness. Are Christians unable to do better politics than others? Are they less prepared? Is even the whole political involvement of Christians under question?
In this book, Dr Johannes Reimer explores the answers to these questions by articulating a theology of the church’s political mission. The church is not a political party, but as God’s ecclesia, it has a prophetic voice and is called out of the world to take responsibility for the world.
Johannes Reimer was born and raised in the Soviet Union. As a young convert to Christianity, he spent two years in a labour camp in the east of modern day Russia. Today, Dr Reimer teaches Missiology and Intercultural Theology at the University of South Africa (UNISA), from where he gained his DTh, and the Ewersbach University of Applied Arts in Germany. He is the Global Director of the Peace and Reconciliation Network of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA).
Reimer, Johannes, (Author)
Langham Global Library (2017), 166 pages