Repenser les fondements missiologiques du mouvement protestant évangélique francophone du Québec pour le contexte québécois du XXIe siècle

Authors: Marcouiller, Gilles
Advisor: Routhier, Gilles; Smith, Glenn
Abstract: The missionary activity of the French Protestant Evangelical Movement in Québec derives from a definition of mission that is primarily oriented towards evangelism and the planting of local churches. This definition is founded on the theology of Church growth. In spite of its unshakeable missionary commitment, we believe that the movement needs to pay more attention to an analysis of its missiological foundation. On the basis of the development in missiological thinking over the last century, we propose that the movement should renew its foundation drawing from the theology of mission that seems today to form a consensus: the theology of missio Dei. With the goal of demonstrating the pertinence of the theology of missio Dei, we begin with an analysis of the biblical structure of the two theologies, the theology of Church growth and that of missio Dei. Concerned first of all with the Kingdom of God, the “new” paradigm of mission that is missio Dei opens the way for the initiation of a much larger diversity of missionary activities that reflect the breadth of the Gospel of the Kingdom. Faced with the challenges that contemporary Québec presents for the Christian faith, we believe that this new orientation could more adequately support the missionary activity of the French Protestant Evangelical Movement in Québec, and as such, more adequately demonstrate the pertinence and the basis for the Christian faith to the Québecois. In the light the theological orientations provided by the missio Dei, we propose the development of a project of contextual theology based on the synthetic and anthropological models from Stephen Bevans. The application of these models leads us to the recognition of the sources of cultural identity out of which the French Protestant Evangelical Movement was born in the 1970s. These sources of origin then provide an important component for our definition of a contemporary missionary project.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2017
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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