Diaspora-concepts in Contemporary Theologies of Mission


In this paper we propose to analyse the significance and the context of the term diaspora in contemporary theology. According to many theologians the diaspora-situation is the permanent condition of the Christian Church. In Transylvanian studies about the diaspora, the accent falls on the ethnical and social meanings of the term. We inquire for an answer concerning the diaspora-situation of the Early Church and the meaning of the diaspora in the globalised, post-Christian societies.

The Challenges of Globalization – Christian Social Ethical Answers


The first part of the study deals with the positive and negative effects of globalization. The process of globalization has effects on the environment, on culture, on religions, on political systems, on economic development and prosperity, and on human physical wellbeing in socie- ties around the world. The second part presents important and timely Christian social ethical answers to the challenges of globalization. These answers involve respect for life and Christian ethical values.