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From "Ad Gentes" to "Active Integral Evangelization": The Reception of Vatican II's Mission Theology in Asia

Jonathan Y. Tan


Jonathan Y. Tan shows that while FABC recognizes the contribution of the Vatican II documents Ad Gentes and Nostra Aetate to its own mission theology, it gives preference to the latter’s dialogical path. Asians of other faiths are partners and collaborators in mutual witness; thus the possibility of an extraecclesial means of salvation, which both FABC and Vatican II affirm, might soon gain a foothold. Asian bishops envision active integral evangelization as the way forward, building upon the tentative vision of Vatican II.


Vatican II; Ad Gentes; Nostra Aetate; Church in Asia

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