I have mixed feelings about publishing this paper. Academically it is somewhat sloppy and needs additional sources and so on. But on the other hand it has a certain sincerity and passion which my later works lack. I am grateful to Fr George Montague of St Mary’s for his work with me on this, and his willingness to entertain a more missiological than academic paper. So I share this with you all more as a curio than anything else. The research paper was submitted to the faculty of St Mary’s University (San Antonio, Texas) towards the completion of the degree of MA in Theology.
Abstract: A missiological essay on theological anthropology, seeking to balance aspects of the human being and the sacramental, charismatic and evangelical Christian traditions. The author argues that balancing these three traditions corresponds to balancing the body, spirit, and mind of the human being, and that this balance is essential to the success of the Church as it engages its mission in the world.
Key Words: evangelicalism, charismatic Christianity, sacramentality, theological anthropology, mission.
Citation: Miller Botero, Duane Alexander. ‘The Lights we have Kindled’. Unpublished research paper. (San Antonio, Texas: St Mary’s University, 2005.)