Contemporary Theology of Mission

This subject involves a study of the theological issues arising in the Missionary and Ecumenical Conferences of the 20th century, with special reference to post-1961 conferences, including:

  • The nature of mission; Missio Dei; holistic mission; evangelism and social justice; development; humanisation.
  • Holistic salvation; liberation theology; the poor in God’s mission; evangelism; education, social responsibility, medicine and development.
  • Conversion in a pluralistic world; syncretism; universalism.
  • The church in relation to other faiths: dialogue; Christian presence; anonymous Christians.
  • Developments in ecumenical, evangelical, charismatic, and Roman Catholic theologies of mission.
  • Dr Thomas Kimber

    Subject CodeEM404/604
    Pre-requisites
    Study ModeOn-Campus
    Next AvailableSemester 2, 2017

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    Lecturer

    Dr Thomas Kimber

      Time Commitment

      Due to the nature of this course, students will be expected to engage both academically as well as personally with the subject matter. Throughout the semester, you will be required to engage in a number of spiritual disciplines and record your discoveries as you practice them. Class times will include interactive discussions, lectures, personal reflections and other formats that may be helpful to the understanding and experience of the material.

        Assessments

        To be advised on the first day of class.

          Recommended Text Books

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