This unit explores what is involved in sharing the gospel with different socio-cultural-religious communities in ways that are culturally appropriate and effective in leading to the establishment of Communities of Faith. Among topics considered are the mission of God, the justification for mission, theology of contextualisation and inculturation, encouraging local theologies and self-theologising, models of incarnational ministry, sharing faith with host communities, engagement and evangelism in Muslim and Buddhist contexts, contextualisation in Australian indigenous community contexts, and ethical, strategic and practical issues in global mission today.
Outline the nature of the mission of God and the church’s role as God’s partners in God’s mission with reference to its holistic nature;
Articulate an understanding of the socio-cultural-religious contexts of Muslim, Buddhist and Australian Aboriginal communities;
Identify and interpret key Biblical texts which show the early church engaging with people who have different socio-cultural-religious heritages.
Describe the notion of contextualisation and its implications for practice; and
Analyse major trends in global mission and outline their implications.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials
1,000 word reflection on assigned reading
15 minute educational presentation
2,500 word essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-04 13:34:16 +1000