Christian World Mission

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is an introduction to Christian Mission in its biblical, historical, theological, anthropological, and practical dimensions.  Thematic in its approach, this course will review evangelical, conciliar Protestant, and Roman Catholic perspectives on Christian Mission in the world through the writings of missiologists from around the world.  The holistic nature of Christian mission, which encompasses such issues as evangelism, environmental stewardship, contextualization, theology of religions, and social justice efforts, will be emphasized.  Class assignments will focus on integrating the insights gained from the course with practical ministry in local church, neighborhood, and world ministry contexts.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Kalu, Ogbu, Peter Vethanayagamony, Edmund Kee-Fook Chia. Mission after Christendom: Emergent Themes in Contemporary Mission. Louisville, KY: Westminster / John Knox Press, 2010.

Livermore, David.  Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006.

Kateregga, Badru D  and David W. Shenk. A Muslim and a Christian in Dialogue. Scottdale:  Herald Press, 1997.

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