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Title: The interaction between missiology and Christology in late nineteenth century and early twentieth century British theology : with reference to the Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, 1910
Author: O'Callaghan, Sean Patrick
ISNI:       0000 0001 3451 6863
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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The Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, 1910 has long been regarded as a central event in the history of world missions. A great deal of christological debate had been taking place in the decades prior to Edinburgh 1910. Theologians in Britain, North America and on the continent of Europe had been subjecting the Bible and the person of Christ to unprecedented historical and philosophical scrutiny. Developments within science, particularly the influence of evolution, were used by theologians to explain the action and influence of God in the world and this had profound implications for mission theology since it impacted directly on the issues surrounding the revelation of God in non-Christian faiths and the uniqueness and finality of Christ himself. Many missionaries were falling under the influence of immanentist thought which was changing their own understanding of the value and validity of non-Christian faiths. Fulfilment theology drew on Hegelian influences and evolutionary concepts to construct a theory of religions which viewed Christianity as the fulfilment of other world faiths.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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