Original Research

Die missio Dei en die bestudering van die Ou Testament

Herculaas F. (Herrie) van Rooy
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 51, No 2 | a2185 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v51i2.2185 | © 2017 Herculaas F. (Herrie) van Rooy | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 September 2016 | Published: 28 February 2017

About the author(s)

Herculaas F. (Herrie) van Rooy, Faculty of Theology, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa

Abstract

In the recent past the issue of the missio Dei played an important role in the discussions about the mission of the church as God’s instrument in the world in missionary work and theological training. This contribution focuses on the study of the Old Testament and its role and message for the mission of the church as well as for theological training. After discussing some aspects of the missio Dei, a number of examples of the use of the Old Testament in this regard are discussed as well as the way the message of the Book of Ezekiel may contribute to understanding the missional task of the church.

Keywords

Old testament; Ezekiel; Missional message

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