TH406/606/707 Global Theologies

With the massive growth of Christianity in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Christians are bringing new questions to theology that have seldom been asked in Western theology. These questions are rooted in significant challenges that Christians face globally and cause us to rethink how we theologize in a changing world. As we reflect on Australia’s relationship with this global context and observe the movement of people and the establishment of migrant churches here, it is increasingly important that we engage in such global theological reflection. In this unit, we not only raise these different global theological issues under the standard categories (God, Humanity, Christology, Ecclesiology etc.) but also reflect, assess and apply them in light of God’s mission today.

Subject CodeTH406 - Undergraduate
TH606/707 - Graduate
Study ModesOnline
Next AvailableSemester 2, 2019

Dr. David H.F. Ng

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

Know and understand

  • Issues in global theology and World Christianity

Be able to

  • Discuss issues in global theology and world Christianity
  • Analyse the relationship between global theology and regional and national contexts
  • Evaluate theological approaches to globalized theology and to global-local conversations

Be in a position to

  • Apply insights from global theology and World Christianity to situations and issues in contemporary church and society (for Western and non-Western contexts)
  • Assess the consequences of globalised theology and World Christianity for public issues facing their own culture


    This subject will be taught by Dr. David H.F. Ng.


      1. Major Essay (3000 words)
      2. Book Review (1500 words)
      3. Ten Reading Responses (1500 words)
      4. Critical Reflection on an article (TH606/TH707 level students only)

        Required Text Books

        Theology in the Context of World Christianity (Timothy Tennent, 2007).

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