EM505 - Theology of Mission
2,280 Standard Tuition Fee
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
Know and understand
1. The biblical theology of mission.
2. The contemporary theology of mission.
3. Selected approaches to the theology of mission.
Be able to
1. Discuss the biblical theology of mission.
2. Analyse the key issues in contemporary theologies of mission.
3. Evaluate contemporary theologies of mission in light of the biblical theology of mission.
4. Present a critical perspective on the theology of mission.
5. Evaluate selected approaches to the theology of mission.
Be in a position to
1. Integrate perspectives from ‘Theology of Mission’ with their other theological and ministry studies.
2. Examine current issues in mission in the light of the theology of mission.
3. Apply perspectives from ‘Theology of Mission’ to current issues and specific ministries in world Christian mission.
Section A: Biblical Theology of Mission
1. Israel’s election and missional role in the Old Testament.
2. God and the nations in the Old Testament.
3. The prophets, the nations and God’s missional purpose.
4. Jesus, the gospel and the nations.
5. Mission in the Early Church.
6. The Pauline perspective on mission.
7. The church, the individual and ‘sentness’.
Section B: Contemporary Theology of Mission
8. The Missionary Conferences of the twentieth century.
9. Development of ecumenical, evangelical and Roman Catholic theologies of mission.
10. Religious pluralism and relationships with other faiths.
11. Salvation, dialogue and the communication role of the church.
12. Evangelism and social justice.
13. Contextualisation, presence and proclamation.
14. Development of indigenous theologies.
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Engel, J. F. and W. A. Dyrness. Changing the Mind of Missions: Where Have We Gone Wrong? (Downers Grove: IVP, 2000).
Glasser, A., Announcing the Kingdom: the Story of God's Mission in the Bible (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003).
Guthrie, S., Missions in the Third Millenium: 21 Key trends for the 21st Century (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2000).
Kaiser, W. C., Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000).
Kirk, J. A., What is Mission? Theological Explorations (London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1999).
Köstenberger, A. J. and P. O’Brien, Salvation to the Ends of the Earth: A Biblical Theology of Mission (Leicester: Apollos, 2001).
Packer, J. I. and T. C. Oden, One Faith: The Evangelical Consensus (Downers Grove:IVP, 2004).
Peskett, H. and V. Ramachandra, The Message of Missions: The Glory of Christ in All Time and Space (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2003).
Piper, J., Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions (2nd ed.; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003).
Senior, D. and C. Stuhlmueller, The Biblical Foundations for Mission (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1983).
Tennent, T., Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How the Global Church is Influencing the Way We Think about and Discuss Theology, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007).
Van Engen, C. E. et al, The Good News of the Kingdom: Mission Theology for the Third Millennium (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 1998).
Petrella, I., Latin American Liberation Theology: The Next Generation (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2005).
Taylor, W. (ed.), Global Missiology for the 21st Century: the Iguassu Dialogue (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000).
Bosch, D., Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1991).