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

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2016 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  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

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.
  • This course replaces THEO6015. If you have successfully completed THEO6015 you cannot enrol in this course.
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: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for RELT6015
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