Menantang Paradigma Misi Kristen yang Bersifat Kognitif-Proposisional dengan Mengembangkan Pengetahuan Historis Misi


  • Maraike Joanna Belle Bangun Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Jakarta



Christian mission, cognitive-propositional, history of Christian mission, George A. Lindbeck


Mission, a basic facet of Christianity, has been deployed in many different ways. One strategy has been by means of violence, rooted as this approach has been in a cognitive-propositional mode of thinking. In this article, I show the importance of maintaining a historical understanding of mission, in order to challenge certain realizations of Christian mission-driven by such a cognitive-propositional paradigm. This article appropriates aspects of George A. Lindbeck’s thought, in order to explain the characteristics of the cognitive-propositional paradigm and its implications for Christian mission.


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Author Biography

Maraike Joanna Belle Bangun, Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Jakarta

Maraike Joanna Belle Bangun has a bachelor's (2008) and master's (2015) degree in Theology from Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Jakarta with focuses on Christian Education and Missiology. Her master thesis studies the narratives of migrant workers from Indonesia and Philippines and their implications to the missional identity of migrant churches in Malaysia. From September 2015 to January 2016, she is a visiting lecturer at Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Gereja Kristen Sumba Lewa, Sumba, which is part of the STT Jakarta Mengajar. She is a member of Gereja Kristen Kemah Daud (GKKD) Jakarta and served for five years at Covenant Sanctuary, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.


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2015-07-30 — Updated on 2015-07-30

How to Cite

Bangun, M. J. B. (2015). Menantang Paradigma Misi Kristen yang Bersifat Kognitif-Proposisional dengan Mengembangkan Pengetahuan Historis Misi . Indonesian Journal of Theology, 3(1), 77-93.