Theologies of Mission

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
COURSE UNIT 465

UNIT DESCRIPTION

The unit begins with an examination of the biblical foundations for a theology of mission. It considers some of the ways in which the Church’s understanding and practice of theology have developed. The unit explores selected topics such as the development of integral mission and the interaction between gospel and culture. It also examines some of the theological issues raised by the practice of mission amidst a religiously plural context. Students are encouraged to develop and justify a contemporary theology of mission which takes account of the issues studied during the unit.

Aims

This unit aims to enable participants to identify resources needed for the construction of a contemporary paradigm of mission and to make critical and constructive judgements concerning issues facing the church in a postmodern, religiously plural world.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • show knowledge of recent developments in mission theology
Intellectual skills
  • critically evaluate the significance of recent developments in mission theology
  • develop and justify a contemporary theology of mission
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • critically reflect on their personal practice of mission in context

Assessment:

ASSESSMENT TASK:LENGTH:WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT
Formative:
  • Class presentation

45 minutes

n/a
Summative:
  • An essay

6000 words

100%
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Theologies of Mission

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
Course Unit 465

Credits:

30

Level:

7

Hours of Learning:

300

Tutor:

Dr Steve, F. Latham or Dr Nigel G. Wright

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