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

Description

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.

Availability

UoN Broken Bay Instit - Online

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

Themes 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)

This course replaces the following course(s): THEO6015. Students who have successfully completed THEO6015 are not eligible to enrol in RELT6015.

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion

Essay: Minor Essay

Essay: Major Research Essay

Contact Hours

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term