Umunthu as Missio Dei

A person, in the umunthu sense of the word, is one who humanizes others through selfless and sacrificial generosity. This is what the mission of God is for humanity. The missionary God–the Great Munthu–through the Crucified Son, sacrificially shared God’s own personhood with us, humans, to give us life, make us persons, and draw us into a spiritual relationship with Godself. Umunthu then, for us, becomes a missiological lens for interpreting God’s mission, in Africa at least. 


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