A study on the revitalization of local church through environmental missions : focusing on ecumenical ecology

Full Title
A study on the revitalization of local church through environmental missions : focusing on ecumenical ecology
Author
Gwang Sub Lee
Abstract
". . . . Can Jeonnong Methodist Church be established as a green community church that accepts the environmental crisis and responds to it as an essential issue of faith? And can this environmental practice become a valid tool for communicating with the church's surrounding region? Then will the church show a way to move forward as a village church? The three mission theologies discussed in this paper are suggested as methods to overcome this problem. The first is ecumenical mission theology. This theology is used as the perspective for looking at environmental and ecological problems. The second is "Laudato si'", written by Pope Francis. The integrated ecology presented in "Laudato si'" gives a deep insight into practical theology with a strong foundation in spiritual theology. The third is the village ministry theory, which has recently been spotlighted as a natural result of local ecumenism. Environmental faith inherently aims for recovery by using communication and harmony. These three theological frameworks allow an assessment of whether green faith can be implemented through practical theology and missiology. . . ." -- Leaf [2].
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Chang Hyon Pak
Language
English
Date
2020
Number of Pages
127
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