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dc.contributor.advisorPohlmann, M.
dc.contributor.advisorKommers, J.
dc.contributor.authorGordy, John Robert
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-25T06:41:25Z
dc.date.available2015-11-25T06:41:25Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/15269
dc.descriptionPhD (Missiology), North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2015en_US
dc.description.abstractMissio Dei is a phrase used to describe the mission of God, as revealed in Scripture. One of the key verses to understanding the ultimate goal of God’s mission is the vision of heaven given to the Apostle John in the Book of Revelation, “After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…” (Rev 7:9). God’s mission is to have for Himself a special redeemed people from every ‘People Group’ on earth. In Trinitarian Missio Dei, God is a ‘sending’ God, who sent Himself in pursuit of lost mankind; who sent His Son, Jesus to bear the sins of a lost world upon His body on the Cross; and who sent the Holy Spirit to instruct and empower the Church, which is commissioned and sent forth to carry on His mission of having a people from among all ‘Peoples’ of the earth. The shift in the center of gravity of world Christianity from the Global North to the Global South can be seen as God’s divine orchestration in raising up a mighty army, who will take the Gospel to the remaining unreached, unengaged ‘Peoples’. The Chinese house church networks have sensed God’s calling to take the Gospel ‘back to Jerusalem’ crossing the Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim worlds, along the ancient eastern Silk Routes. As part of this Global South migration, Chinese are already living in over 140 countries around the world, where many of these unreached ‘People Groups’ are located. We see the Nestorian ‘merchant missionaries’ as a model for Chinese migrants to fulfill God’s calling to complete the ‘Great Commission’ mandate.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMissio Deien_US
dc.subjectGlobal Southen_US
dc.subjectAbrahamic Great Commission mandateen_US
dc.subjectShift in the center of Christian gravityen_US
dc.subject‘Back to Jerusalem’en_US
dc.subject‘People Groups'en_US
dc.subjectChinese migrantsen_US
dc.subjectWenzhou ‘boss”churchesen_US
dc.titleDiaspora missiology : the emerging apostolic role of Chinese migrants in Africa and Middle East colligate with Trinitarian Missio Deien
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeDoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.researchID13015869 - Kommers, Johan (Supervisor)
dc.contributor.researchID22982353 - Pohlmann, Martin Henry (Supervisor)


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