Postcolonializing 'Mission-Shaped Church': the Church of England and Postcolonial Diversity

Daggers, Jenny (2016) Postcolonializing 'Mission-Shaped Church': the Church of England and Postcolonial Diversity. In: Postcolonial Practice of Ministry. Lexington (Rowman & Littlefield).

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Abstract

The chapter places in postcolonial perspective the current focus within the Church of England on 'mission-shaped Church' . The 2004 report which lends impetus to this priority within the Church takes no account of the transformation of British society through postcolonial communities of immigration. The implicit concern with re-evangelizing white Britain thus needs to be revisited within this broader perspective. Black British critique by David Isiorho and Mukti Barton is engaged to point up problematic white British racism within the Church of England. Isiorho and Barton highlight the need to decolonize the minds of white members of the Church of England and to embrace postcolonial diversity. These transformations need to inform an appropriate understanding of renewed mission in twenty-first century England.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Mission-shaped Church; postcolonial mission; Church of England
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Theology, Philosophy and Religion
Depositing User: Lauren Whiston
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 09:53
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 09:21
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/760

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