Domesticating Monsters: Why the Church Doesn’t Need Missions


In the current state of missions the ‘other’ has disappeared. Attempts to salvage the ideas behind missions have led to the end of distinction and ultimately the end of thinking through the virtual act of commitment which does not account for the absence present within itself. We will discuss why the Church no longer needs missions and why.

George Elerick is a cultural theorist, author, journalist and human rights advocate. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. He is also the author of Jesus Bootlegged.

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