After this course you are able to
- describe and analyse major concepts and theories of contemporary missiology;
- employ empirical and practical theological methods in a missiological research project.
World Christianity, Interfaith Dialogue, and Mission |
This course begins with an exploration of World Christianity, discussing the origins of the discipline, the concerns it highlights, and the major theological themes investigated. A pseudonym for non-Western Christianity, its focus is really on how the Christian tradition has been expressing itself in the Global South. The course then discusses Asian Christianity, examining especially how it not only exists but has come to full-blown maturity as a minority within a culture rich in the dynamism of the variety of religious traditions of Asia. The ministry of interfaith dialogue is interrogated in all its dimensions, with a special focus on how it has evolved within the mission of the church. This investigation is premised on a theology of Christian mission that sees it as a single but complex reality, expressed through proclamation, witness,service, prayer, dialogue, charity, justice, reconciliation, inculturation, etc.