A dialogue about the South African “here and now” with the legacies of the early church fathers as interlocutors

Thomas J Smith


This article explores what the missional possibilities could be when we explore the present discourse on the Early Church Fathers, with a view to understand our missional calling in the context of post-apartheid South Africa. Three dialogues explore issues of agency, inheritance and consumerism. These dialogues or interruptions open up new conversations that could lead to new imaginations.


Early Church; Apartheid; Consumerism; Missiology; Inheritance

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5952/52-3-58


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