Missiology: Critical Studies for a Secular, Plural, Globalised World

Course code RELT6015Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course is an advanced study in the field of missiology. It explores in depth the evolving nature of the Christian Church’s understanding of its purpose/mission over the centuries, recognising the relationship between this and the way in which the world has changed throughout history. The course also critically evaluates the theological reasons for Christian understandings of proclamation, liberation, and dialogue as crucial issues in today’s secular and pluralistic societies.

Available in 2014

UoN Broken Bay Instit - OnlineSemester 1
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the importance of context for the Christian Church’s understanding of its mission today;
2. Critically analyse missiological paradigms and their changing nature throughout Christian history;
3. Interpret and evaluate missiological themes and categories in the Christian bible;
4. Apply theological reasoning to contemporary problems in missiology today
ContentThemes will include:
- The relationship between context and missiology in its contemporary applications;
- The history of missiology in terms of changing images and paradigms;
- Major missiological themes and concepts in the Christian bible;
- A critical analysis of the major applications of missiological understandings today which include Dialogue; Justice; peace; ecological concern; inculturation; pastoral care.
Replacing Course(s)THEO6015
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO6015 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6015.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2 x 1800 words (30% each)

2400 words (40%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for RELT6015