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Stephen B. Bevans

exchanges and enterprises of human living,” to “be familiar with their national and religious traditions, gladly laying bare the seeds of the Word which lie hidden in them” (AG, 11). Whiteman gives an example here of a student of his, a Thai woman, who exclaimed in one of his courses: “Now that I have been

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Stephen B. Bevans

God’s reign. Christians, as Paul writes, have been crucified with Christ, and live no longer as themselves but as Christ living in them (see Gal 2:20). As God sent Christ, so he sends us (Jn 20:21). The church is the great sacrament of Christ, a sign and instrument of Christ and of God’s reign (see LG

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Néstor Medina

stuff with which a people organizes its life and living in contradistinction to any other people, 44 as well as create the conditions within which the identity of a people is formed. As cultural traditions interact with each other tensions and problems arise. 45 A brief look at human history will

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Néstor Medina

, the result was a break with the early Christian Jews’ understanding of revelation limited only to the Jewish people. And third, the cultural is reinterpreted as a dynamic aspect of life. The encounter between a living gospel and a lived culture inevitably leads to the evangelization of that one

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Néstor Medina

were responsible for its emergence: 41 the missions created the need for civilized life and they were also a protective power in favour of commerce amidst the heathens. 42 Warneck’s cultural blinders did not allow him to see the complicity of Christianity with the violence of colonial invasions and

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Néstor Medina

as the unredeemed world , he fails to see how culture as way of life (including Menonnites and Anabaptists) impacts the way people view the world, approach the divine, and interpret the Bible. With all that he condemns about Christendom, he uncritically deploys notions of a universal Christ, which

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Edited by Ineke Loots and Joke Spaans

. The sins of the Indians and heathens against a decent way of life, in particular against the sixth and seventh commandments So far we have looked at the worship of God and how the heathens defile him in various ways, even putting a bad demon in his place. In the following we will briefly

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the arguments he produces are not much appreciated by us. In other places he elegantly and ingenuously leads man to the knowledge of God, to his worship and to the happiness that we can find in him and from there also to the knowledge of and the hope for another life. In fact for a natural life we do

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Thomas S. R. O Flynn OP

Kalmyks. The hordes led a nomadic pastoral life, moving from place to place in search of pasturage for their numerous flocks of sheep, herds of cows, horses and camels. The tribes never tilled the ground or built permanent settlements such as villages but lived in movable tents called kibitke . The

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Thomas S. R. O Flynn OP

millet system of the Ottoman Empire. Living on its remote eastern fringes, the Nestorians’ legal status was unclear. J. Joseph, The Nestorians and their Muslim Neighbours , Princeton, nj 1961, 33–5. For a description of the way of life of these semi-independent tribes in the 1880s, see A. J. Maclean