Mission without Conquest

Mission without Conquest – learning to be guest, companion and friend  in the argentinian Chaco: an alternative missionary practice.

by F.Paul (with a text of W.Horst)

The book Mission without conquest represents a case study of a way of doing mission which we as a peace church are especially interested in because it is an effort to recover the missional posture of the early church. The classic Christian missionary movement began and was largely carried out during the era of colonialism. The paradigm was  constantinian. The western worldview assumed superiority to the rest of the world because empire could be imposed through the use of force. Along with this mentality, those who went to foreign lands to convert the heathen assumed that the truth of Christianity was clear and that it was just a matter of time till Christendom would in fact take over the whole earth and then would be the end of time.