In this unit students will explore theological and practical themes and trends in global theology and World Christianity. The unit helps students examine theological, missiological, and ecclesiological themes developing among Majority World Christians (sometimes called the Third World or the Global South), Indigenous Christians (especially Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Native American and First Nations) and diaspora Christians. This unit studies the expansion of Christianity in the Majority World and the implications for contextual and global theology and for World Christianity. Students will explore the implications of themes and trends in World Christianity for their own theology, mission, church, and context.
Outline key themes in global theology and World Christianity, and the expansion of Christianity in the Majority World.
Describe theological approaches to global theology and global-local conversations (glocalisation).
Identify the interrelationships between the expansion of Christianity in the Majority World and colonialism, globalization and Western theology and Christianity.
Apply and contextualize key themes in global theology and World Christianity to their missional, ecclesial and societal settings.
36 points from undergraduate level 1 units
Online. Six virtual classrooms over the semester.
DURING THE SEMESTER: A. Online Unit: This is an online only unit, in Semester (Weekly) Mode (i.e. 3 hours per week over 13 weeks = 36 engagement hours). B. Weekly Participation: Every week, online students will work through online lecture notes and readings and videos. Each of the 13 modules (completed over the 13 weeks of a semester) has its own on-line Guide that includes lecture material, readings, videos, other resources, reflection activities and an on-line forum activity that is completed by each student and then commented on by other students and the lecturer. C. Details on Virtual Classroom Sessions: The lecturer will hold six (6) 90-minute synchronous online virtual classroom sessions with the students (and recordings of these being available to students): (1) First 60 minutes will be undergrad and postgrad levels combined, and then (2) A further 30 minutes with postgrad students only.
Hill, G. GlobalChurch: Reshaping Our Conversations, Renewing Our Mission, Revitalizing Our Churches. (Downers Grove IL: IVP Academic, 2016).
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
Written Assessment - Major Essay 2500 words
Written Assessment - Case Studies 2 x 500 words
Written Assessment - Minor Essay 1500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2019-11-12 09:24:00 +1100