1st semester Thursday morning (Min. No. 8)
The unit will begin with the conceptual clarification of the terms mission and missiology followed by an analysis of the biblical foundations of mission and its historical developments leading to the contemporary issues. It will also examine the key Catholic documents on mission.
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. discuss the meaning of the terms mission and missiology
2. interpret the biblical foundation of mission
3. describe the missionary nature of Christian vocation
4. analyse the impact of colonialism on mission
A 1500 word tutorial presentation and discussion of a case study in mission (40%);
2500 word essay describing the missionary nature of the church and critically examining how it can be practiced in contemporary Australia (60%)
Bauckham, Richard. Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2003.
Bevans, Stephen B., and Roger P. Schroeder. Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission for Today. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2004.
Blackburn, W. Ross. The God who Makes Himself Known: Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2012.
Bosch, David J. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in the Theology of Mission. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1991.
Flett, John. The Witness of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010.
Kavunkal, Jacob. Anthropophany: Mission as Making a New Humanity. New Delhi: ISPCK, 2008.
Oborji, Francis A. Concepts of Mission. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2006.
Ott, Craig. et al. Encountering Theology of Mission. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2010.
Redford, B. Shawn. Missiological Hermeneutics: Biblical Interpretation for the Global Church. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2012.
Schroeder, Roger. What is the Mission of the Church. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009.
Sunquist, Scott W. Understanding Christian Mission. Participation in Suffering and Glory. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.
Skreslet, H. Stanley. Comprehending Mission. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012.
Lecturer: JACOB KAVUNKAL SVD