The Kingdom and the Holy Spirit are in many respects parallel concepts in Scripture and both are foundations for Christian mission. The World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh in 1910 showed a marked preference for the former, while the centenary conference Edinburgh 2010 prefers the latter. This article traces the shift from one concept to the other over the last century and discusses reasons why ‘joining in with the Spirit’ is a more acceptable description of mission in 2010 than the 1910 phrase ‘advancing the kingdom of Christ’. These reasons are shown to have to do with developments both in theology and in global affairs.
|Journal||Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|